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A Universal Basic Income is again being considered by the Canadian government

Vice »

The Senate’s national finance committee will study a bill on October 17 which would create a national framework for—but not actually implement—UBI, according to a press release from the office of Ontario Senator Kim Pate. An identical bill exists in the House of Commons and is sponsored by Member of Parliament Leah Gazan.

The bill in the Senate, which received a first and second reading in 2021 and last April, respectively, would require provincial ministers and Indigenous governing bodies across the country to convene and determine how a UBI plan could work. This would include ensuring that “participation in education, training or the labour market” is not required to receive UBI, and that funding for other social services are not cut. If the bill passes both the Senate and House of Commons, a report would have to be made public a year after the study begins.

Canada has human and signals intelligence about Canadian Sikh activist Hardeep Singh Nijjar’s murder

Evan Dyer, Alexander Panetta at CBC »

The Canadian government has amassed both human and signals intelligence in a months-long investigation of a Sikh activist’s death that has inflamed relations with India, sources tell CBC News.

That intelligence includes communications involving Indian officials themselves, including Indian diplomats present in Canada, say Canadian government sources.

The intelligence did not come solely from Canada. Some was provided by an unnamed ally in the Five Eyes intelligence alliance.

U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan also stated the U.S. wants to see the investigation continue and the perpetrators brought to justice.

Japan to make deal with Canada on EV supply chains

CBC »

Japan’s minister of economy, trade and industry will be in Ottawa Thursday to sign a memorandum of cooperation on electric vehicle supply chains.

Yasutoshi Nishimura will be accompanied by a delegation of Japanese businesspeople representing its battery supply chain association (BASC) and corporations like Panasonic Energy, Asahi-Kasei, Mitsubishi, Mitsui and Sumitomo.

Japanese media reports previewing the trip over the past week suggested that in return for financial, scientific and technical help, the Canadian government intends to offer subsidies for new Japanese investments in this sector — similar to other electric vehicle battery deals struck in collaboration with the provincial governments of Ontario and Quebec.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau revealed that other countries are quietly supporting Canada’s Online News Act

CBC » Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says other countries are ‘watching very closely’ as Canada’s dispute with Meta over the Online News Act continues.

PM Trudeau revealed that other countries are quietly supporting Canada’s Online News Act, Bill C-18, which passed the House of Commons in June. The legislation mandates that tech giants Google and Meta pay Canadian media outlets for news content shared or repurposed on their platforms.

Tensions between Canada and India rise after killing of a Canadian, who was also a Sikh activist, on Canadian soil

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told Parliament his security agencies are pursuing “credible allegations” (CBC) of a potential link between “agents of the Indian government” and the June murder of a Canadian citizen, Hardeep Singh Nijjar.

PM Trudeau & opposition leaders on alleged Indian government link to killing of Hardeep Singh Nijjar

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