Here’s what we’re reading today.
1. Toronto health board asked to treat opioid addiction with heroin
“The Toronto Board of Health is being asked to endorse a comprehensive overdose action plan that includes expanded use of prescription heroin as a substitute treatment for opioid drug addicts.”
2. Why I never reported sexual harassment while working in Parliament
“If you remember a few years ago, allegations of sexual misconduct by MPs rocked the Parliament Hill news cycle. However, few female staffers I knew were surprised that this had happened. We were just surprised that it was actually being talked about so openly.
“I was sexually harassed in my several years working on and around the Hill more times than I can count, but never reported a single incident. Here are a few reasons why.”
3. Scotland will seek second referendum before Brexit
“Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed she will ask for permission to hold a second referendum on Scottish independence. Ms Sturgeon said she wanted a vote to be held between the autumn of 2018 and the spring of the following year.”
– BBC News
+1: Populist anger is real, and Canada had better wake up – The Globe and Mail
4. 24 million would lose insurance under Republican health bill
“Republicans had been bracing for what was almost certain to be a bleak accounting of the legislation’s projected effects. The American Health Care Act, as Republicans call their bill, was already facing widespread criticism from providers of health care, some conservatives, and a united Democratic Party. The numbers released Monday will only make it more difficult for Republicans to explain why their legislation would bring positive change to the country’s health care system.”
+1: This article won’t change your mind. – The Atlantic
5. Grimmer times, grimmer Kardashians
“Sunday night’s premiere of what promises to be a darker season positioned itself not as escapism, which viewers often sought in reality television, but as something grittier. It was instead marketed as a dramatized, super-sized projection of fear and anxiety. ”