Rahim Mohamed: Parents still waiting for Trudeau's promised $10-a-day childcare
As the saying goes, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. And politically, the promise of $10-a-day childcare has been just too good to be true for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Ten-dollar-a-day childcare was the perfect promise to anchor Canada’s recovery from COVID, an extended ordeal that stretched parents to their breaking point and sank women’s labour force participation to its lowest level in three decades . The program would be just what was needed to “counter the ‘she-session’” created by COVID and “ turn it into a ‘she-covery.’ ” It was also the right promise to anchor Trudeau’s successful bid for a third consecutive electoral mandate.
SASKATOON — A woman has lost a court bid to save her pet pit bull, which killed another dog in Saskatoon. © Provided by The Canadian Press
A Court of King’s Bench judgment released earlier this month upheld an order to euthanize Gracie, a 20-kilogram spayed female pit bull mixed breed.
The owner lives in another community and was visiting Saskatoon with the dog in October 2021.
The decision says Gracie escaped from a yard and ran across a street, where she attacked and killed another dog named Annie, who was on a leash beside her owner.
The owner appealed to court for a less severe option, saying Gracie had not attacked like that before and would not be taken to Saskatoon again.
The judgment upheld an earlier justice of the peace decision, which found the dog’s unpredictable attack made her a danger.
The woman also pleaded guilty to a charge of owning a dog that without provocation attacked another dog.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 30, 2022.
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ISIS leader killed in US-led Syria raid, Biden says .
ISIS leader Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi was killed Wednesday during a US counterterrorism raid in northwest Syria, President Joe Biden announced Thursday morning. It was the biggest US raid in the country since the 2019 operation that killed ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Qurayshi blew himself up as US forces approached his compound, Biden administration officials said, and the explosion resulted in multiple civilian casualties, though there was a discrepancy between the Biden administration and a Syrian civil defense group over how many. There were no US casualties, according to the Pentagon.