Here’s what we’re reading today.
1. Trump moves to start ‘immediate’ construction of border wall
“The president signed an executive action that calls for work to begin quickly on the wall he promised as a candidate. He also signed an order to triple the number of immigration officers and crack down on sanctuary cities. But funds for building the wall and adding border agents would have to be appropriated by Congress.”
+1: After his claims of voter fraud, Trump promises “major investigation” – New York Times
2. How much progress has Trudeau actually made on Truth and Reconciliation promises to Indigenous people?
“In December, one year after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised to fully implement recommendations from the Truth and Reconciliation commission, he proclaimed that work is underway on 41 of 45 “calls to action” intended to address a legacy of abuse of Indigenous peoples in Canada.
“VICE News spent over a month trying to get details on what progress, exactly, has been made. At first, the government stalled. Ultimately, it declined to make the whole list public.”
+1: There is a child suicide epidemic in Canada — why is it being ignored? – Chatelaine
+1: Anonymous donor gives $380,000 to remote First Nation – The Globe and Mail
3. The untold story of the Bastille Day truck attacker
“Last July, France witnessed the creation of a new kind of mass murder when a man steered a giant cargo truck into a crowd and killed 86 people in the beach resort of Nice. The French government quickly announced that the killer was a jihadist inspired by the Islamic State. But the truth is a lot stranger.”
4. Facebook is testing news-feed style ads in Messenger
God, no. Please, God, no. No.
5. The slippery slope of Bluetooth trackers
“Before using a bluetooth tracker I never really needed a bluetooth tracker, but now…”