Trudeau looking for Trump’s help to free two detained Canadians in China; OHIP will cover most expensive drug available in the world
Justin Trudeau hopes to talk new NAFTA deal with Trump before G20
Justin Trudeau planned to meet with U.S. President Donald Trump before G20 later this month. The Globe and Mail reported the Prime Minister is aiming for June 20th but nothing has been made official. Trudeau wants to discuss the new NAFTA deal and getting Trump’s support to convince China to release two detained Canadians.
Ontario to cover spinal atrophy drug with a price tag of $750K for one year
The most expensive drug in the world will be covered by the Ontario government. Spinraza is used to treat spinal muscular atrophy. It costs $750,000 for the first year, then almost $400,000 every year afterwards. Ontario said the coverage is only for patients with the most extreme cases and only until they are 18.
Software to help people stalk others phones a problem in Canada
Stalkerware is apparently a problem in Canada and some want the government to do more to crack down on it. CTV news cited a report from the University of Toronto that said the technology is usually planted on someone’s phone secretly and can essentially track their every move. It is usually done by a controlling spouse.
Protestors continue to delay tabling of extradition bill in Hong Kong
Protestors and police became violent on the streets of Hong Kong resulting in the suspension of legislature meetings for a second day. The activists oppose a bill that will allow criminal suspects to be extradited to mainland China to stand trial. They say it will give China too much power. Police reportedly used tear gas and rubber bullets on the crowds.
Arrests made in relation to the abduction of 2 Canadians in Ghana
Eight people were arrested related to the kidnapping of a couple of Canadian women in Ghana. Officials with the West African country said five Ghanaians and three Nigerians were taken into custody after the two were rescued from a suburban building. Both women have been described as safe and unharmed.