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French TV show featuring transgender man as baby’s mother leads to mass confusion

During the show a banner reading “Mom is on the left” appeared on the screen, referring to the 34-year-old, causing an uproar on social media and splitting it into two camps.

The first half believed that calling a transgender man “a mother” could be offensive for those who wish to change, or have changed, their gender. They immediately accused the TV show of intolerance. “What the hell is it? Mom? It’s a joke?!” one angry person tweeted.


Oregon Governor Will Refuse To Send National Guard To Border With Mexico

Governor Kate Brown (D) of Oregon has stated that she will refuse any request by President Trump to deploy National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border. She tweeted the announcement, “If @realDonaldTrump asks me to deploy Oregon Guard troops to the Mexico border, I’ll say no. As Commander of Oregon’s Guard, I’m deeply troubled by Trump’s plan to militarize our border.”


Random police checks should be banned: NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh

Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh is renewing his call for a ban on all random police street checks, saying the practice — sometimes known as carding — is a form of systemic racism.

“People are being stopped because of the colour of their skin,” he told an outdoor news conference, held in a park that is in a predominantly black neighbourhood in Halifax’s north end.

“That’s not good policing. That’s not good for building a vibrant society …. When you’re stopped in your community for no reason, it makes you feel like you have no worth.”


Chinese Government Reinterpreting the Bible for the Masses

The Chinese government removed Bibles from online stores after announcing it is working on re-interpreting and translating the Bible so it conform to “Chinese-style Christianity.”

The Chinese government announced the impending “Chinese-style” reinterpretation of the Christian Scriptures via an official document, “Principle for Promoting the Chinese Christianity in China for the Next Five Years (2018-2022),” released in Nanjing on March 28, according to ABC. Soon thereafter, online shoppers in China noticed Bibles were no longer available for online purchase in the country — neither digital nor print.

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Carbon tax revenue could go straight to Ontario residents, McKenna says

Ottawa could give revenues from a federally imposed carbon tax directly back to Ontario residents instead of the provincial government if whoever is elected in the spring election rejects a carbon-pricing system, the federal environment minister said Wednesday.

Catherine McKenna, who was in Toronto announcing funding for a green home-retrofit program, issued the warning in response to a question about Progressive Conservative Leader Doug Ford’s plans to scrap Ontario’s cap-and-trade system and reject a carbon tax.

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