To Solve Traffic Issues, Barcelona is Getting Rid of Cars: Here’s What to Read Today

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Here’s what we’re reading today:

1. Liberals to set minimum carbon price of $50 a ton

“Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced in the House on Monday that the floor price will start at $10 a ton by 2018, and go up by $10 a year for the next four years.

“Mr. Trudeau said that all provinces will have to choose between imposing a carbon tax or a cap-and-trade system. If any province fails to join in, the federal government will step in to impose a price on pollution, while returning all revenue to the province.”

2. Inside Barcelona’s bold plan to fix its traffic problem

“Under the plan, the superblocks will be overlaid on the existing street grid, each one consisting of as many as nine contiguous blocks. Within each superblock, streets and intersections will be largely closed to traffic and used as community spaces such as plazas, playgrounds and gardens. Ms. Sanz said that at least five superblocks were expected to be designated by 2018.”

3. Trump Foundation ordered to stop fundraising in New York

“The New York attorney general has notified Donald Trump that his charitable foundation is violating state law — by soliciting donations without proper certification — and ordered Trump’s charity to stop its fundraising immediately, the attorney general’s office said Monday.”

4. Kim Kardashian was robbed at gunpoint in Paris

“The French Interior Ministry said five men threatened the mansion concierge with a weapon, handcuffed him and forced him to open the private apartment. Two of the men were able to gain entry to Kardashian West’s room, according to the Paris prosecutor’s office, and a gun was held to her head.”

5. In defence of cheap toilet paper

“It will never be valuable to me to put even a few dollars more toward name-brand TP.”