L.A. Times Editor Has ‘Some Sympathy’ for Resource Officer Who Didn’t Try to Stop Nikolas Cruz
Many people failed the students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida before Nikolas Cruz’s massacre last week. Someone also failed them during the attack: armed Resource Officer Scot Peterson, who, according to Broward County’s sheriff, “never went in” to try to stop Cruz, instead remaining outside “upwards of four minutes.” In a Thursday afternoon tweet, a Los Angeles Times editor expressed “some sympathy” — for Peterson. She later doubled down, dragging in the NRA while excusing cowardice.
Germany could need up to 16,000 planes to deport its rejected asylum seekers
On Tuesday evening 14 Afghans were deported to their homeland with a chartered plane from Munich Airport.
The rejected asylum seekers were flown back to their homeland with a plane chartered by the Federal Government, Germany’s Ministry of the Interior reported.
But Germany’s return flights are pretty unsuccessful: On this flight around 58 rejected asylum seekers should have been on board.
Ontario Liberals seek billions in compensation for the TPP rather than opposing the deal
The Ontario government is demanding the Trudeau government commit to $2.66 billion in compensation for the province before ratifying the ‘comprehensive and progressive’ Trans-Pacific Partnership.
The date for a ratification vote in the House of Commons has not been set, but the deal is to be signed on March 8 in Chile and news reports suggest the deal will come into force at the end of 2018 or the first half of 2019.
U.S. embassy to open in Jerusalem in May
The United States will open its embassy to Israel in Jerusalem in May, its state department said Friday — a move from Tel Aviv that reverses decades of U.S. policy and is bound to trouble U.S. allies who have already objected.
President Donald Trump announced last December that the U.S. recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, infuriating even Washington’s Arab allies and dismaying Palestinians who want the eastern part of the city as their capital.
Ontario restaurant price hikes boost food inflation after minimum wage increase
Many restaurants across the province, spanning from small mom-and-pop shops to larger chains, raised prices on some or all of their menu items around the date the new minimum wage rates came into effect to help offset increased labour costs.
“The size surprised us, but we weren’t surprised that there would be a significant increase,” said James Rilett, vice-president of central Canada for Restaurants Canada, a not-for-profit association representing 30,000 businesses in the restaurant and food service industry.