RALLY FOR FIRST NATIONS MAN SHOT ON SASKATCHEWAN FARM
People are expected to rally outside a Saskatchewan court house today, where a farmer accused of fatally shooting a First Nations man is to make an appearance. Gerald Stanley will be in a North Battleford court room to face a charge of second-degree murder in the death of 22-year-old Colten Boushie. Boushie was killed Aug. 9 after the vehicle he was in drove onto a farm in the rural municipality of Glenside, west of Saskatoon. A cousin, who was also in the car, said they were heading home to the Red Pheasant First Nation after an afternoon of swimming when they got a flat tire and turned onto the farm for help. Racial tensions have flared since Boushie was killed.
The Liberal government is expected to unveil its first federal building name today, but it won’t be from a list 29 prominent Canadian women it thinks deserve to have buildings named in their honour. That’s because the international airport in Moncton, N.B., is being renamed in honour of former governor general Romeo LeBlanc, who was born and raised in that province. New Democrat MP Sheila Malcolmson, the critic for status of women, said she is discouraged by the lack of action. “I really feel we need these historic, strong women who changed the country to be recalled to current memory, so that we can inspire the young women and girls growing up now, to reinforce for them that they can have a big impact on the country,” she said.
CANADA’S DE GRASSE THROUGH TO 200-METRE FINAL
De Grasse will try to add to his medal total today in the 200 final. He’s already won a bronze from the 100-metre final on Sunday. Damian Warner of London, Ont., also has a chance to win a medal today in the decathlon. He’s in third after the first day of the event, behind American world record-holder Ashton Eaton and Germany’s Kai Kazmirek after five events.