Here’s what we’re reading today.
1. Trudeau ‘satisfied’ with Stephen Bronfman’s explanation on Paradise Papers, Opposition not so much
“Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he’s satisfied with the explanation top Liberal fundraiser Stephen Bronfman gave after coming under fire for his ties to an offshore trust in the Cayman Islands exposed in the Paradise Papers.
“Bronfman insisted Monday that he ‘has never funded nor used offshore trusts.’
“His statement made no mention of his Montreal-based investment company Claridge Inc., which documents show had close business ties with the Cayman Islands-based Kolber Trust.”
– CBC News
2. Ontario NDP wants 90-day limit on temp contracts
“The New Democrats will try to bolster the Ontario Liberal government’s proposed workplace reforms with new protections for temporary workers when the Legislature returns next week from its fall break.
“NDP Leader Andrea Horwath said Wednesday that her party’s amendments to Bill 148 would force employers to make temporary workers “permanent employees” after 90 days on the job.”
3. In local elections, suburbs rebel against Trump, threatening GOP in Congress
“The American suburbs appear to be in revolt against President Trump after a muscular coalition of college-educated voters and racial and ethnic minorities on Tuesday dealt the Republican Party a thumping rejection and propelled a diverse class of Democrats into office.”
4. Farmers must stop antibiotics use in animals due to human health risk, warns WHO
“New guidelines from the global body suggest farmers should stop using any antibiotics routinely to promote growth and prevent disease in animals that are otherwise healthy, a common practice in some parts of the world, including Asia and the US. Such routine use is banned in Europe, though campaigners fear the rules are sometimes flouted.”
5. Location of the Microsoft Windows XP default wallpaper
“In January 1998, National Geographic photographer Charles O’Rear was driving down Highway 121 through Napa Valley to see his girlfriend in San Francisco just as he’d done plenty of times before. But this time the view caught his eye. The grass was especially green after a winter shower, which had passed to reveal a blue sky dotted by fluffy white clouds. He stopped his car and shot the scene with his medium-format camera.”