Two boys found after early morning Amber Alert; Ontario teachers invest pension in U.S. prison company
Two brothers missing since Wednesday found safe with grandfather in Toronto
Two missing boys that prompted an amber alert in southern Ontario have been found. The alert was cancelled just after 5 a.m. Thursday. The brothers went missing on Wednesday in Newmarket and were last seen with their Grandfather at Upper Canada Mall. York Region Police say the three were found safe in Toronto.
Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan invests $500,000 in controversial prison company
The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan has made a controversial investment. It is coming under fire for buying 20,000 shares of a Florida prison company accused improper segregation of immigrants and providing poor medical care. The CBC reported the group invested $500,000 dollars into GEO Group Inc.
Alberta Premier wants Quebec to allow oil pipeline
Quebec will be the center of attention on the last day of meetings between Canada’s Premiers in Saskatoon Thursday. The Canadian Press reported that Alberta leader Jason Kenney wanted to move oil through the province via a pipeline. Kenney said provinces receiving equalization payments, of which Quebec is receiving the most, should help develop resources to pay federal bills. Manitoba leader Brian Pallister is expected to raise his concerns over Quebec’s new law that bans government officials from wearing religious symbols. The premiers will also discuss cannabis, health care and Arctic sovereignty.
Babies born to mothers who got flu vaccine experienced no health complications
It turns out babies born to mothers who got the flu vaccine during pregnancy aren’t at a higher risk for health complications. CTV News reported that Canada and U.S. researchers studied the over 100,000 children born during the 2009 H1N1 pandemic. About a third were born to vaccinated mothers and had no signs of increased health risks in their first five years of life.