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Gov. Gen. Mary May Simon inspects members of the Guard of Honour at legislature in Victoria on Friday, May 20, 2022. Simon says Canadians should work together to build an inclusive society in her official message to the nation to mark Canada Day.
Governor Mary May Simon visits members of the Honorary Guard at the Parliament of Victoria on Friday. May 20, 2022. Simon says Canadians should work together to build an inclusive society with her official message to the country to commemorate Canada Day.Photo courtesy of CHAD HIPOLITO/Canadian news media

In the news, articles from the Canadian news media Is summarized. Designed to kick start your day. This is the editor's attention on the morning of July 1st ...

What we see in Canada ...

Governor. Mary Simon says Canadians should work together to build an inclusive society with her official message to the country to commemorate Canada Day.

She says Canadians should be kind to each other, learn from each other, and listen to the indigenous peoples of the land we live in.

Simon was Canada's first indigenous governor, and she was known for her Inuit advocacy before being appointed to that role.

She says on Canada Day, remember that Canadians continue to work together and everyone really commits to their country.

She added that Canadians should also have hope for the future and faith in their neighbors and friends.

The Governor will give a speech today at a formal celebration in Ottawa, with the Prime Minister attending.

This is also ...

Ontario's gasoline tax is per liter for 6 months from today It will be reduced by 5.7 cents.

A law passed this spring also expects a fuel tax on diesel, which is reduced by 5.3 cents per liter over the same period.

The government says it will cost $ 645 million while the tax cut is in place.

Prime Minister Doug Ford said he would consider extending the bill after December 31st if inflation was still high at the time.

Changes will occur as we fight the people of Ontario, who are hovering highs of nearly $ 2 per liter across Ontario.

While expected to provide some relief to consumers, experts say the impact of tax cuts can be variable by external factors.

What you see in the United States ...

Birmingham, Alabama — Emails and phone calls from worried same-sex couples their marriage And the legal status of children's maintenance flooded the Sydney Duncan lawyer's office within hours of the Supreme Court's decision, eliminating the constitutional right to abortion.

Last week's ruling did not directly influence the 2015 decision that paved the way for same-sex marriage. But according to Duncan, it was still a warning shot for families led by same-sex parents, for families who feared that their rights would evaporate, such as those trying to end their pregnancy. That is.

"It scares a lot of people, and I think so," said Duncan, who specializes in representing members of the LGBTQ community at the Magic City Legal Center in Birmingham.

Overturning a case nearly 50 years ago, the Supreme Court ruled in a Mississippi case that abortion was not protected by the Constitution. This ruling could lead to a ban in about half of the states. Judge Samuel Alito said the judgment was only related to medical procedures, "in this opinion it should be understood that nothing casts doubt on cases unrelated to abortion." ..

However, conservative judge Clarence Thomas called on his colleagues to reconsider cases that enable same-sex marriage, gay sex, and contraception.

The three most liberal members of the court have warned in opposition that this ruling could be used to challenge the freedom of other individuals. Either one.

That outlook warns some LGBTQ couples who are worried about returning to an era when they lacked equal rights to heterosexual couples married under the law. Many are now working to solve potential medical, parental, and property problems for fear that their marriage status is at stake.

As a sign of what will happen, Alabama has already quoted an abortion ruling calling on the Federal Court of Appeals to enact a new state law that makes doctors a feronie to prescribe puberty suppressants. doing. Hormones for transgender people under the age of 19. The state argued that the decision to empower the state to limit abortion meant that the state should also be able to ban the treatment of transgender youth.

What we see in other parts of the world ...

Ukraine, Kyiv — Russia At least 18 people, including two children, were killed in a residential building in the Ukrainian port city of Odesa the day after Russian troops withdrew from the strategic Black Sea island, according to missile attack officials.

A pre-dawn attack video showed the burnt debris of Odesa's building.

Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary of the Ukrainian Presidential Office, Kirill Timoshenko, said 18 people, including two children, had died. Serhiy Bratuk, a spokesman for the Odesa local government, said another 30 people were injured in the Telegram messaging app.

According to Ukrainian news reports, the targets of the missile attack were high-rise condominiums and recreation areas.

The attack occurred after Russian troops withdrew from Snake Island on Thursday and was initially thought to have the potential to mitigate the threat to Odesa. However, they continued their push to surround the last stand base in eastern Luhansk Oblast.

The Kremlin described the withdrawal from the Serpent Island as a "good faith gesture." Ukrainian troops claimed that after a strike of Ukrainian artillery and missiles, Russians were forced to flee in two small speedboats. The exact number of troops has not been disclosed.

Jijima is on a busy route. Russia dominated it on the first day of the war with the clear hope of using it as a stage for assault on Odesa.

This day in 1979 ...

The first Sony Walkman rolled off the assembly line.


New Orleans — Essence CEO asks how often the Essence Cultural Festival is held Also asked New Orleans. On Thursday, Caroline Wanga ended her speculation and made her the answer to her question very clear.

"Cultural Essence Festival never leaves New Orleans," Wanga said at a press conference to welcome the face-to-face event after a two-year forced break. I said repeatedly. COVID-19 Pandemic.

"We are embedded and born together," Wanga said of the relationship between the brand and the city. "We need each other."

The city's current contract with the festival will continue until 2024. John F., a deputy spokesman for the administration of Mayor LaToya Cantrell, is currently in talks about extending the contract. Lawson says.

The Essence Fest began in 1995 as a one-time salute to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Essence magazine. Known as a "party with a purpose," its original mission was to give back to the community through free seminars aimed at enriching women's lives. Since then, Essence Fest has evolved into the world's largest celebration of black women, culture and community, attracting more than 500,000 visitors over the past few years.

Held annually in New Orleans, except in 2006, when the pandemic interruption caused the de facto birth of the festival and moved to Houston while the Superdome was being repaired following Hurricane Katrina. It was done. According to the organizers, the virtual experience has recorded over 100 million views.

This year, they also said that this was the first time they offered live components and virtual connection options. Hulu will be the official streaming platform for the festival, offering carefully selected programming such as panel discussions and nightly music performances. The live stream runs from Friday to Sunday at 7pm. CDT until 11:59 pm.

Since its inception, the festival has been a major economic driver of the summer. Over the past few years, it has affected the city's revenues by $ 200 million, and tourism officials say it is expected to generate more this year.

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Ottawa — The Royal Canadian Navy states that it has released the commander of the Pacific Fleet's warships.

With the release on Thursday night, the Navy says it lost confidence in the Major's decision. HMCS Regina David Darin.

The Navy says it took action after a recent incident on another ship during a Navy training exercise.

No details of what happened were announced.

Admiral David Mazur, commander of the Canadian Fleet Pacific, said the case was under investigation but was associated with "inappropriate conduct."

The Navy is called Cmdr. Meghan Coates is currently commanding the Halifax-class frigate HMS CSRegina, based in Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt, British Columbia.

"The RCN expects all members to always make institutional appropriate decisions, especially if they have a clear leadership or commanding role," the Navy said. Said in.

The Navy states that Darin will play other roles within the Navy Pacific at Canadian military base Eskimalt until the investigation is complete.

This report by Canadian Press was first published on July 1, 2022.

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