Morning update: As atrocities in Bucha spark global horror, some Ukrainian refugees return home to Kyiv region, hope the worst is over
As images of brutality in the outskirts of kyiv sparked global horror and demands for war crimes investigations, a Russian retreat that left dead bodies on the streets also brought new hope to Ukrainians back in certain parts of their country.
The Canadian government on Sunday joined in condemning what Human Rights Watch called “apparent war crimes” in Bucha, a satellite town of the Ukrainian capital. In this small center and others nearby, now abandoned by Russian forces after weeks of intense fighting, civilians were found dead with their hands tied and bullets in the back of their necks.
Meanwhile, on the Polish border, Ukrainian mothers held hands with their children as they returned to a country they had fled just weeks ago, reports Nathan VanderKlippe of The Globe. The exodus from Ukraine continues – more than four million people have now left – but victory over Russian forces in key parts of the country has made return possible for many.
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RCMP response to Nova Scotia mass shooting was ‘almost a textbook’, says union boss
Brian Sauvé, the head of the RCMP’s national union, said criticism of police actions related to the mass shooting in Nova Scotia that left 22 people dead in April 2020 was unfair and the handling of the attack initial by force was “almost a textbook answer.”
Sauvé, president of the National Police Federation, was responding to those who say RCMP errors may have contributed to the shooting.
“The average Canadian today has the benefit of hindsight. If we look at all the information we have, we’re going to be an armchair quarterback,” he said in an interview with The Globe and Mail.
Judge who presided over Larry Nassar’s trial sends video of support to Canadian gymnasts
Judge who presided over trial of Larry Nassar, disgraced USA Gymnastics doctor convicted of sexually assaulting athletes, says allegations of abuse by Canadian gymnasts must be investigated outside the sport system.
In a video sent to Canadian gymnasts supporting their call for an independent investigation into alleged issues within their sport, Judge Rosemarie Aquilina said Ottawa must ensure any such investigation is handled independently of the body. sports leader.
“I know it is important to provide all victims with a safe place to tell their story, to be believed, heard and then act. This is why an investigation must be completely outside of the current Canadian sport system,” said Aquilina.
Video: Judge Rosemarie Aquilina sends a message of support to Canadian gymnasts
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ALSO ON OUR RADAR
Prior to the 2022 housing-focused budget, records show low usage of shared mortgage programs: Three years after the Trudeau government’s 2019 budget promised to help first-time homebuyers with a major push for shared equity mortgages, records show demand to date is well below expectations .
Pierre Poilievre wants to make Canada the “cryptography capital of the world”. Why his populist speech can resonate: With his pledge to make Canada the “blockchain and crypto capital of the world,” the conservative leadership hopeful is positioning himself as a leader in the decentralized finance and private money camp, in what could be a pitched battle for the future of the canadian dollar.
Viktor Orban for a fourth term: Hungarian nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban will serve a fourth consecutive term as voters on Sunday rallied behind his ambition for a conservative, “illiberal” state and dispelled concerns over Budapest’s ties to Moscow.
Quebec’s sugar shacks are back on track: After two years of health restrictions, maple producers, like La Sucrerie de la Montagne, are once again welcoming visitors, but the labor shortage has created new problems.
Global stock markets got off to a cautious start today amid talk of new sanctions on Russia over its invasion of Ukraine, while a closely watched part of the US yield curve further fueled recession-related concerns. In Japan, the Nikkei stock average rose 0.25% to close at 27,736.47, after falling 0.3% earlier in the session, while mainland China markets were closed for holidays. By midday, the German DAX was down 0.13% at 14,428.39 and the CAC 40 in Paris was up 0.22% at 6,693.61. Britain’s FTSE 100 edged up 0.19% to 7,552.25.
WHAT EVERYONE IS TALKING ABOUT
Reconciliation does not stop at the Vatican. This won’t end until we get all our kids home
“Now the hard work begins. How will First Nations, Métis and Inuit give effect to the apology? An action plan, a way forward with clear and promising feedback, needs to be designed. And it will be written by the next generation of Indigenous leaders…” – Tanya Talaga
Housing is scarce in Canada. So is the political courage to do something about it
“The Canadian housing market is out of control. Prices rising nearly 30% in one year should be a five-alarm fire for policy makers. A healthy, well-supplied housing market would experience slow gains at the rate of economic growth, where people can buy or rent at fair prices. The accommodation is not meant to be a casino. – Editorial
In Budget 2022, Chrystia Freeland Must Tell Liberals They Can’t Have It All
“Perhaps the Liberal Party’s impulse is to keep promising everything – Childcare! Dental care! Fighter ! Green renovations! Housing fast! — and to leave the bill to a future government to pick up, which is why Canada now depends on Ms. Freeland to make tough decisions and bring the budget down to earth. – Robyn Urback
EDITORIAL MAPPING OF THE DAY
Boutique hotels define the aesthetic of Canadian design abroad
Fogo Island Inn, which opened in 2013, seemed to be unique. But now, a boom in boutique accommodations that is being felt across the country is introducing travelers to made-in-Canada design, writes Maryam Siddiqui.
With the easing of border restrictions, boutique hotels, such as Wander in Prince Edward County, Ontario, and Kitoki Inn on Bowen Island, British Columbia, are ready to welcome international visitors as well as locals, making them discover the aesthetic diversity of the country.
MOMENT IN TIME: Ukrainians in Canada, 1915
For more than 100 years, photographers and photo editors working for The Globe and Mail have curated an extraordinary collection of 20th century news photography. Every Monday, The Globe will feature one of these images. This month, it’s Ukrainians in Canada.
The first wave of Ukrainian immigration to Canada began in the early 1890s, and for several decades hardworking newcomers helped shape the country. But Canada’s attitude hardened at the start of the First World War, when it enacted the War Measures Act. All who had emigrated from the Austro-Hungarian Empire – including thousands of Ukrainians and naturalized Canadians – were considered “enemy aliens”. About 8,500 men, women and children were rounded up and sent to internment camps across the country. (Not Canada’s finest hour, but one that would be repeated with Japanese Canadians in World War II.) Among the victims was the family of Mary Manko Haskett of Montreal. The six-year-old girl is one of the girls in the middle of the photo above, in April 1915, at the camp in Spirit Lake, Quebec. (now Lac Beauchamp). In 2005, Canada officially expressed its sadness for the detention of Ukrainians. Philip King
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