Here’s what we’re reading today.
1. Canadian arms makers get OK to sell weapons to Ukraine
“The Liberal cabinet has given the green light for Canadian defence contractors to sell weapons to Ukraine in a watershed decision which a senior official of that country hopes will influence the Trump administration to follow suit.
“The embattled eastern European country has been added to Canada’s automatic firearms country control list.”
– CBC News
2. Senior PMO staffer being investigated for allegations of ‘inappropriate behaviour’
“Claude-Éric Gagné, deputy director of operations for the Prime Minister’s Office, said Wednesday that he ‘challenges the veracity’ of the allegations. Quebec broadcaster TVA reported that multiple women have accused Gagné of ‘inappropriate behaviour.'”
3. Doubting the intelligence, Trump pursues Putin and leaves a Russian threat unchecked
“Nearly a year into his presidency, Trump continues to reject the evidence that Russia waged an assault on a pillar of American democracy and supported his run for the White House.
“The result is without obvious parallel in U.S. history, a situation in which the personal insecurities of the president — and his refusal to accept what even many in his administration regard as objective reality — have impaired the government’s response to a national security threat. The repercussions radiate across the government.”
4. Generation screwed
“Why millennials are facing the scariest financial future of any generation since the Great Depression.”
+1: Substance use among Ontario students down but concerns up over fentanyl use – CBC News
5. In China, a three-digit score could dictate your place in society
“For the Chinese Communist Party, social credit is an attempt at a softer, more invisible authoritarianism. The goal is to nudge people toward behaviors ranging from energy conservation to obedience to the Party.”