5 things to know on Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Published Tuesday, March 1, 2016 6:41AM EST
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Here are the 5 things you need to know this Tuesday: it's Super Tuesday in the U.S., with presidential candidates looking to bolster their campaigns; a new group wants Canada to transition its economy; Canada's trade deal with the European Union could affect talks in the U.S.; Google's self-driving cars have hit a road bump; and Canadian parents are speaking out about their children falling ill in Mexico.
1. Road to the White House: It’s Super Tuesday, one of the biggest days in U.S. politics, when a dozen states hold their primaries at the same time. Today could make or break the Republican and Democratic candidates. We have an 80-second video that explains exactly what’s at stake.
2. Clean economy: A new group that wants Canada to transition to a high-efficiency, low carbon economy will officially launch in Vancouver today. Dubbed "Smart Prosperity," the group is looking to identify and promote policies to generate jobs while conserving the environment.
3. Trade impact? The European Union's ambassador to Canada says the new free-trade deal the bloc has with Canada could have significant implications for trade talks between the EU and the U.S.
4. Self-destruction: One of Google’s self-driving cars hit a public bus on a Silicon Valley street. It was a minor accident, but appears to be the first such crash during testing. In a written statement, Google said: "We clearly bear some responsibility, because if our car hadn't moved there wouldn't have been a collision."
5. Mexican rash: More parents are speaking out about their children contracting a fever- and rash-producing infection while vacation at a resort area in Mexico. Sophie Cranley shared a story of her toddler falling ill with foot and mouth while in Cancun. Cranley's is similar to Katrina Boblin whose child developed a rash during a trip to Mexico.