5 things to know on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017
Published Tuesday, October 10, 2017 6:15AM EDT
Last Updated Tuesday, October 10, 2017 6:16AM EDT
Eyes are on the regional Catalan parliament today, for an indication of its plan to follow up on a disputed independence referendum. And, deadly wildfires rage across California’s wine country.
1. Catalonia crisis: The regional Catalan parliament may hint today whether it intends to declare independence from Spain, and whether such a move will be largely symbolic. Here’s a look at where the crisis stands.
2. Talk of the town: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visits the White House on Wednesday to discuss the renegotiation of NAFTA with U.S. President Donald Trump -- and in a strange coincidence, former prime minister Stephen Harper will also be talking trade in D.C.
3. California fires: Wildfires raging across California’s wine country have killed at least 10 people and destroyed 1,500 buildings, with fierce winds blowing the blaze across more than 259 square kilometres.
4. Deadly dealings: Police forces and prosecutors across Canada are bringing manslaughter charges against drug dealers accused of selling fentanyl to people who overdosed and died.
5. Stars speak out: After days of relative silence, Hollywood celebrities are now speaking out about the allegations of decades of sexual harassment involving powerful movie producer Harvey Weinstein.