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Canada Canada Day festivities and the Old Sam logo; In The News for June 30

12:26  30 june  2020
12:26  30 june  2020 Source:   msn.com

Coronavirus not changing Canada Day for many, poll finds

  Coronavirus not changing Canada Day for many, poll finds In Ontario, still struggling with pockets of oubtreaks, 44 per cent say they're less likely to mark the occasion, and the figure is the same for those in Alberta. In the U.S., where there is a surge of outbreaks and some states have even revised their opening plans, 39 per cent of those polled say it's less likely they'll mark their own national holiday, the Fourth of July. For 35 per cent of Americans, their plans are unchanged, while 18 per cent say they're more likely to celebrate.

Canada Day is often informally referred to as " Canada 's birthday", particularly in the popular press.[5][6][7] However, the term "birthday" can be seen as an oversimplification, as Canada Day is the anniversary of only one important national milestone on the way to the country's full independence

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In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of June 30 ...

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OTTAWA — COVID-19 means the true north is not entirely free this Canada Day, but a new survey suggests that's not going to change how many people mark the holiday.

Leger Marketing and the Association for Canadian Studies surveyed Canadians to see whether, given all that's gone on around the COVID-19 pandemic, they'll be more or less likely to find a way to celebrate this year.

For 42 per cent of those polled, this Canada Day will be no different than previous years.

Woman left outside B.C. hospital who later died was Chinese citizen: police

  Woman left outside B.C. hospital who later died was Chinese citizen: police Bo Fan, 41, was dropped off at the hospital in the early morning hours of June 17, and was rushed inside for treatment but did not survive. Read more: Homicide cops take over after badly injured woman, left outside B.C. hospital, dies She had only been in Canada since February 2019, police said, and had been living in the Grandview Heights area of south Surrey. Little else is known about her. Investigators believe she was last seen in the area of 168 Street and 27 Avenue the day before she was left at the hospital or earlier that morning.

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Sixteen per cent of those surveyed are feeling that true patriot love — they say they're more likely this year to find a way to celebrate, even if it's just a small gathering.

But 38 per cent are standing on guard, saying it's actually less likely they'll mark the holiday.

The poll surveyed 1,524 Canadians online between June 26 and June 28 and cannot assign a margin of error because internet polls are not considered truly random.

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VANCOUVER — Celebrating Canada Day for some Indigenous groups in British Columbia isn't a top priority, especially given recent reports of confrontations with police and systemic racism in the provincial health-care system.

Okanagan Indian Band Chief Byron Louis says there's been an erosion of the relationship between government and Indigenous Peoples, which makes it difficult to join the celebration.

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 The Ultramarines of Bordeaux disgusted by the new club logo © Provided by Sofoot A rejection that comes from the heart. While the new Girondins de Bordeaux logo was formalized on Tuesday, the Ultramarines, the main group of supporters, have expressed their disgust for this umpteenth initiative taken by management.

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Jess Housty, with the Heiltsuk Nation in Bella Bella, says she can't recall the last time the community celebrated Canada Day.

Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, the director of the University of B.C.'s residential school centre, has been appointed to investigate allegations that some emergency room staff played a guessing game of the blood-alcohol content of Indigenous patients.

She says Canada Day is a symbol of colonialism and recent anti-pipeline protests by First Nations and the Black Lives Matter movement add complexity to the national celebration.

The federal Ministry of Crown-Indigenous Relations says in a statement it recognizes Canada Day isn't a celebration for all and that it is important to acknowledge and apologize for past behaviour.

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ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — The Newfoundland and Labrador Liquor Corp. says it will change the logo — but keep the name — of a locally bottled rum brand that appears to depict a laughing Black man.

St. John's Pride goes online for 2020 celebration

  St. John's Pride goes online for 2020 celebration Pride month has ended, but the St. John's Pride festival is yet to come — and this year, like many other gatherings, it will look a little bit different. The annual festival celebrating the LGBTQ community is moving online amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, with public health restrictions cancelling similar festivals across the country for 2020. "We didn't want to cancel this year's festivities, so we decided to take things as virtual and digital as possible," Greg Noseworthy, co-chair of St. John's Pride, told CBC Radio's St. John's Morning Show Tuesday.

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The Crown corporation says its own research into the 200-year history of Old Sam Rum did not unearth any direct evidence that the image on its labels is rooted in racist stereotypes.

But in a Monday statement announcing the character's removal from the logo, the agency says it was impossible to reach a definitive conclusion about any links to "negative racial stereotypes."

The company announced a review of the product this month after a staff member raised concerns, following several other companies making changes to racist depictions of Black people in brands.

The corporation says its "extensive research" found that the person depicted on the label may be the founder of Edward Young & Co., the company that originally owned the brand.

A description that was removed from the product website on Monday had described the "Old Sam" character as a man who sold rum products along the Demerara River in Guyana in the 1700s.

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What we are watching in the U.S. ...

WASHINGTON — Eight Democrats are to be briefed today about explosive allegations that Russia secretly offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killing American troops in Afghanistan.

Poll suggests COVID-19 not changing Canada Day for many Canadians

  Poll suggests COVID-19 not changing Canada Day for many Canadians OTTAWA — COVID-19 means the true north is not entirely free this Canada Day, but a new survey suggests that's not going to change how many people mark the holiday. Leger Marketing and the Association for Canadian Studies surveyed Canadians to see whether, given all that's gone on around the COVID-19 pandemic, they'll be more or less likely to find a way to celebrate this year. For 42 per cent of those polled, this Canada Day will be no different than previous years. Sixteen per cent of those surveyed are feeling that true patriot love — they say they're more likely this year to find a way to celebrate, even if it's just a small gathering.

Donald Trump began his term as one of the most unpopular presidents in the modern era and he remains so. The Supreme Court also handed him a victory in June last year, when it upheld his ban on people from several Muslim-majority countries entering the US on grounds of national security.

Find sources: "Swedish festivities " – news · newspapers · books · scholar · JSTOR (March 2009) (Learn how and when to remove this template Attendance is a bit higher among members of free churches such as Pentecostalists and the Salvation Army. Christenings, weddings and funerals are

Republicans who attended a Monday briefing on the matter expressed alarm about Russia's activities in Afghanistan and urged the administration to hold Russian President Vladimir Putin accountable.

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany insists U.S. President Donald Trump has not been briefed on the findings because they hadn't been verified.

Members of Congress in both parties are calling for additional information and consequences for Russia.

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What we are watching elsewhere in the world ...

HONG KONG — China has approved a contentious law that would allow authorities to crack down on subversive and secessionist activity in Hong Kong.

Tam Yiu-Chung, Hong Kong's sole representative to the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, confirmed the law had been passed. The law has sparked fears that it would be used to curb opposition voices in the semi-autonomous territory.

Tam said punishments would not include the death penalty but did not elaborate on further details such as whether the law could be applied retroactively.

Tam said in the interview with reporters, "We hope the law will serve as a deterrent to prevent people from stirring up trouble."

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Today in 1987 ...

The Bank of Canada stopped issuing $1 bills. They were replaced with $1 coins that came to be known as loonies.

B.C.'s capital city takes Canada Day celebrations virtual for 2020

  B.C.'s capital city takes Canada Day celebrations virtual for 2020 There will still be entertainment and fireworks in Victoria, B.C., for Canada Day, although this year, the celebrations will be viewed from the couch, instead of downtown, the usual epicentre of the festivities. The City of Victoria, in partnership with Canadian Heritage, has taken the celebrations virtual because of COVID-19 concerns and on July 1 at 7 p.m., people can watch on the city's Facebook page or YouTube channel. The one hour, commercial-free event will also be broadcast on television courtesy of CHEK News.

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In business news ...

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada will release its reading for gross domestic product for April this morning.

The report is expected to show a record plunge as the COVID-19 pandemic brought non-essential businesses to a halt.

April is expected to be the bottom for the economy with non-essential businesses shut for the full month before they started reopening in May.

Statistics Canada's initial estimate for April that it released last month pointed to a 11 per cent decline in GDP for the month.

Economists on average expect a drop of 13 per cent, according to financial markets data firm Refinitiv.

The Canadian economy pulled back 7.2 per cent in March as the World Health Organization declared the pandemic and non-essential businesses closed to slow the spread.

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In entertainment ...

TORONTO — Alessia Cara emerged the top winner at this year's Juno Awards, scooping up three trophies in a pre-recorded ceremony that paired celebration with an acknowledgment that more needs to be done to represent the diverse voices of Canadian artists.

While the Junos usually mark the biggest night for the country's music industry, the Monday event, which streamed online, took on a noticeably different tone in isolation. Missing were those euphoric acceptance speeches inside a massive venue filled with adoring fans, replaced with a handful of intimate performances and some serious reflection on the future.

Running a bit over 90 minutes, the Junos were handed out at historic speed, with 42 categories announced by presenters that included "Stranger Things" actor Finn Wolfhard and singer Jessie Reyez, who also pocketed her third career Juno during the event.

But it was the 23-year-old Cara who shone brightest as her deeply personal 2018 "The Pains of Growing" picked up both album and pop album of the year, while she also won songwriter of the year for her work on several of its tracks.

It was an uplifting finish for the Brampton, Ont.-raised pop singer after her dreams of hosting the awards show were dashed in the wake of COVID-19. She was originally lined up to be MC for the televised event in Saskatoon last March before organizers pulled the plug in response to the pandemic.

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This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 30, 2020.

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