Susan Collins’ honorary degree should be rescinded, nearly 1,500 St. Lawrence University faculty, alumni say
Nearly 1,500 St. Lawrence University alumni and faculty are calling on the school to rescind an honorary degree Sen. Susan Collins was awarded last year because of her vote to confirm Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
A more moderate Republican, Collins was targeted by liberal activists and those opposed to Kavanaugh – particularly after allegations of sexual assault came to light – who thought she could abandon her party and vote against confirming the judge. But ahead of the vote, Collins said she didn’t believe the charges could “fairly prevent Judge Kavanaugh from serving on the Court.”
Dutch school replaces Easter tradition with celebration of Islamic Sugar Holiday vcxd
According to the school “it wants to give more attention to traditions of other cultures”.
A letter from the school came into the hands of Dutch news outlets Geenstijl and Powned. The letter says that several day care volunteers will help during this year’s Islamic Sugar Holiday.
During the celebration of the Islamic holiday, the children in class will be told what the feast is and why it is being celebrated. “This way we hope to celebrate a different holiday with the children,” the letter says.
Canada open to growing trade with China now that USMCA is a done deal: PM
Canada is open to doing more business with China now that a trading agreement with the United States and Mexico has been finalized, says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
“Obviously, China is the world’s second-largest economy and growing, and will remain an important place to do business and to look for opportunity,” Trudeau told the Fortune Global Forum in Toronto on Monday.
“We will continue to look (at increasing trade), but we will continue to do it in the way Canada always has, mindful of the challenges, both of scale and of different approaches to business, in a way that is thoughtful about drawing benefit and protections for Canada.”
Huge Immigrant Caravan Doubles in Size, Pushes Toward US to ‘Drop In on Trump’
A caravan of migrants fleeing Honduras has already doubled in size as more than 3,000 people are moving northward with the goal of entering the United States.
“We’re going to drop in on Donald Trump. He has to take us in,” said Andrea Fernandez, 24, who said she is traveling with her three children because Honduras has high crime and few jobs, according to Yahoo News.
Mali Mission has ‘no prospect of immediate success,’ says Operation Medusa commander
The man who led Canada’s troops in Afghanistan said the Canadian peacekeeping mission in Mali has “no prospect of immediate success.”
“The political overtones and what’s going on in this country and this mission are ugly,” retired major-general David Fraser told CTV’s Power Play host Don Martin on Monday.