Here’s what we’re reading today.
1. Anti-abortion Tory MP Rachael Harder loses bid for status of women committee chair
“Six Liberals and one NDP member voted against making Lethbridge MP Rachael Harder the chair of the committee, opting instead for her Tory colleague Karen Vecchio.”
2. Trump: Puerto Rico should be ‘proud’ more haven’t died like in ‘a real catastrophe like Katrina’
“President Trump on Tuesday told Puerto Rico officials they should feel ‘very proud’ they haven’t lost thousands of lives like in ‘a real catastrophe like Katrina,’ while adding that the devastated island territory has thrown the nation’s budget ‘a little out of whack.’
“Trump’s remarks came as he touched down in San Juan amid harsh criticism of the slow federal response to the natural disaster and after he praised himself earlier in the day for his administration’s ‘great job’ and ‘A-plus’ response to Hurricane Maria.”
3. Ontario to overhaul corrections system
“The Ontario Liberals will table legislation this fall aimed at overhauling the corrections system, after the advisor hired to probe the province’s jails released a laundry list of recommendations for reform.
“Howard Sapers, who began working on his review in November 2016, unveiled his final report Tuesday morning, including 62 recommendations touching on a broad range of issues for inmates and staff.”
– CBC News
4. Las Vegas gunman had device to make rifle a rapid-fire weapon
“Authorities on Tuesday continued looking for a motive in one of the deadliest mass shootings in the United States, scouring the personal and financial history of the gunman, Stephen Paddock, 64. The same law enforcement official said Mr. Paddock wired thousands of dollars to the Philippines and the FBI was scrutinizing the transaction.”
5. The rise of ‘weaponized autism’
“What happens when trolls invoke disability in the name of alt-right politics?”