Fake news on social media is still influencing voters; Parliament passes prison segregation and oil tanker bills before breaking
Voters are still being influenced by fake news on social media
The CBC reported that experts on fake news said online interference is happening leading up to Canada’s federal election. Apparently, social media is still susceptible to outside interference. There was recently a story that went viral about Justin Trudeau wanting to recruit one million immigrants, which turned out to be false.
Parliament passes a ban on oil tankers and prison segregation
A few bills were passed in the final hours at parliament hill. The senate voted to ban oil tankers from the coast of B.C. It was pretty close, passing 49 to 46. They also voted for a more humane way to segregate dangerous prison inmates. That bill passed with a much bigger margin of 30 votes.
Canadians are happier after turning 55
Canadians become happier as they enter senior life. That’s according to a new study from Leger. CTV reported that half the people surveyed 55 or older ranked their happiness at an eight out of 10 on average. There was no difference between rural and urban citizens. Ontario residents, however, were at the bottom of the happiness list.
A Canadian astronaut will come back to Earth Monday
Canadian Astronaut David St. Jacques returns from the International space station Monday. He will begin his decent just after 4 in the afternoon. He’s been in space for six months. The trip will take six and a half hours. The CBC talked to other Canadian astronauts who have done the same voyage and they described it as “the wildest trip you can imagine.”
Lyme disease is on the rise in Canada
Lyme disease is on the rise, specifically in Ontario. According to CTV, the number of cases tripled on average. There were just over 300 people who contacted the disease in 2016, which jumped to just under 1,000 in 2017. People afflicted have been pushing for provincial governments to implement a plan to diagnose, treat and preventing the disease.