Here’s what we’re reading today.
1. Finance Minister Bill Morneau gets a ‘tongue lashing’ on tax reforms
“Finance Minister Bill Morneau received an earful on the Liberals’ proposed tax changes and was often drowned out by a largely critical crowd during a town hall meeting in Oakville, Ont., on Friday morning.
“The so-called ‘listening tour’ event, which was moderated by the Democratic Institutions Minister and Burlington MP Karina Gould, was the last town hall event before the consultation period over the tax reforms ends Monday.”
– CBC News
2. The inside story of the Equifax data breach
“Investigations into the massive breach aren’t complete, but the intruders used techniques that have been linked to nation-state hackers in the past.”
3. Republican tax plan would provide major gains for richest 1%, report says
“The Republican tax plan would deliver a major benefit to the top 1 percent of Americans, according to a new analysis by a leading group of nonpartisan tax experts that challenges the White House’s portrayal of its effects.
“The plan would deliver far-more-modest tax cuts to most other households — an average cut of $1,700 for households in 2027, according to the report. But the results would be unevenly spread, with 1 in 4 households paying more in taxes.”
4. In grim camps, Rohingya suffer on ‘scale that we couldn’t imagine’
“Up to their ankles in mud, hundreds of Rohingya refugees fought to the front of the crowd outside of their makeshift camp. An open-bed truck full of Bangladeshi volunteers was passing by, tossing out donated goods at random: small bags of rice, a faded SpongeBob SquarePants T-shirt, a cluster of dirty forks.”
5. This 500-year-old sketch could be a nude ‘Mona Lisa’
“New tests on a centuries-old charcoal drawing have revealed that it may have been a starting point for da Vinci’s masterpiece.”