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5 things to know for Thursday, June 1, 2023

A new day for Canadians to mark on the calendar, MPs call on special rapporteur David Johnston to resign, and Canadian consumers are more indebted than ever.

Here's what you need to know to start your day.

1. Mark the calendar: The federal government is proclaiming a National Day Against Gun Violence, to be held annually on the first Friday of June.

2. Collapse in Manitoba: Seventeen people hospitalized after a platform collapses during a school field trip at Winnipeg's Fort Gibraltar.

3. Johnston faces heat from MPs: Special rapporteur David Johnston rejects calls to "step aside" after majority of MPs vote for him to resign.

4. Consumer debt in Canada: Amid interest rate hikes and high inflation, Canadian consumer debt hit an all-time high: $2.32 trillion in the first quarter of 2023.

5. 'That '70s Show' verdict: Danny Masterson could get 30 years to life in prison after a jury finds him guilty on two of three counts of rape.

One more thing...

It's time for a royal wedding in the Kingdom of Jordan.

A poster with pictures of Crown Prince Hussein and his fiancee, Saudi architect Rajwa Alseif is posted at a road in Amman, Jordan, Wednesday, May 31, 2023. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser) Top Stories

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