Prime Minister Trudeau has expressed his shock over the deaths of at least 84 people in Nice, France after a truck loaded with weapons plowed into a crowd of people on Thursday. Trudeau has tweeted Canada’s support for France and sympathy for the victims. In his statement, Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion said Canada condemns this “horrific terrorist attack.”
A Canadian teacher convicted in Indonesia on child abuse charges has marked the second anniversary of his detention as his family called for an impartial review of his case. Neil Bantleman has maintained his innocence ever since he was accused of abusing three children at an international school in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta. He is serving an 11-year sentence.
Bank of England governor Mark Carney is in Toronto today along with Environment Minister Catherine McKenna to discuss the implications of climate change initiatives for the financial sector. Carney has emphasized the importance of ensuring that the financial system is resilient so that it can adjust and finance the transition to a low-carbon economy efficiently.
CANADA WILL BE IN SPOTLIGHT AT GLOBAL AIDS CONFERENCE.
The 21st International AIDS Conference in South Africa will hear some concerning news about sky-high HIV numbers among Canada’s indigenous populations. Saskatchewan’s infection rate is comparable to countries in the developing world and aboriginal people in the province make up the majority of new cases. Between 2008 and 2012, an average of 140 aboriginals in Saskatchewan were diagnosed with HIV each year.
ALSO IN THE THE NEWS TODAY:
— Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will attend various Stampede events in Calgary.
— Statistics Canada will update figures for manufacturing in May and second quarter investment in non-residential building construction.