5 things to know for Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Published Tuesday, February 12, 2019 6:24AM EST
Canada's ethics commissioner Mario Dion has announced a probe into allegations of misconduct surrounding the prosecution of a case against SNC-Lavalin, saying he believes the law may have been broken. Here's what else you need to know to start your day.
1. PMO probe: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he "welcomes" the investigation into whether he or anyone in his office influenced former justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould in the SNC-Lavalin case.
2. Forced labour: Provincial police have freed 43 people from a labour human trafficking operation in Barrie and Wasaga Beach, Ont., in what officials have compared to "modern day slavery."
3. Immigration fraud: Three men from India say their Canadian dreams have been crushed after allegedly being scammed by an unlicensed immigration consultant.
4. U.S. shutdown: Republican lawmakers have settled for less funding for new barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border, tentatively agreeing to a deal that would prevent another government shutdown.
5. Mars landing: A space travel company that once advertised one-way trips to Mars filed for bankruptcy in Swiss court last month and has officially dissolved, according to court documents.
One more thing…
The Last Ship: Growing up in a northern England town where the local shipbuilding industry collapsed, legendary musician Sting says he knows what the GM workers in Oshawa, Ont., are going through.