Ottawa and Ontario to meet in court over carbon tax

It’s go time for the federal and Ontario governments to duke it out in court over Ottawa’s carbon tax.

Lawyers for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government will square off this week against the Progressive Conservative government of Doug Ford in Ontario’s highest court.  For the first time in over a decade, cameras will be allowed into Ontario’s Court of Appeal to livestream the challenge of Ottawa’s climate-change law.

Health officials warning against “measles parties”

Parents thinking about exposing their children to measles on purpose at so-called “measles parties” should think again.

That’s according to public health officials who say purposefully exposing children to the measles virus is not a safe alternative to the vaccine available for the contagious disease.  Once eradicated in Canada, measles outbreaks have occurred in many countries this year with 33 confirmed cases in our country so far this year.

Six people charged in redistributing mosque shooting video appear in New Zealand court

Six people have appeared in a New Zealand court on charges they illegally redistributed the livestreamed footage of a gunman shooting worshippers at two mosques last month.

A Christchurch judge denied bail Monday to both a businessman and an 18-year-old suspect who were taken into custody last month while the other four people are not in custody.  Charges against the businessman carry a penalty of up to 14 years in prison.