California Beaches - Trudeau's Piggybank
Some of California's beaches are closed, but not all of them
Florida officials have received criticism for the state's crowded beaches during the coronavirus pandemic, but photos of a packed Newport Beach in California from this past weekend have now been trending on the internet.While some beaches remain closed in California, such as those in Los Angeles County, others have stayed open or have begun easing restrictions. That's the case for many beaches in Orange County, including Newport Beach and Huntington Beach. With more people looking to get outside as the weather turns warmer, the differing policies may spell trouble for the open beaches.
Trudeau unveils $27-billion in aid, $55-billion of tax deferrals in coronavirus response
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau unveiled a sweeping emergency-aid package Wednesday aimed at helping Canadian workers and businesses survive the severe economic downturn caused by the new coronavirus pandemic.The stimulus package – which includes $27-billion in emergency aid for workers and businesses and $55-billion in tax deferrals – will inject billions of dollars into businesses to help with their cash flow and to keep workers on the payroll, even if they have been sent home, while bolstering federal benefits and support programs for people who have lost their jobs.
Feds announce $350M fund for charities hurt by COVID-19 pandemic
Canada’s charities are getting a $350-million injection of federal funding while they deal with growing revenue gaps related to COVID-19, as the federal government considers a request for billions more to help community groups seeing a surge in demand for their services.Much of the money will flow through three national groups — the United Way, the Red Cross and Community Foundations Canada — with a portion of funds going to small, independent organizations.
New Yorker journalist Hendrik Hertzberg asks about 'military coup' against Trump, claims he was sarcastic
Liberal journalist Hendrik Hertzberg courted controversy Sunday by bashing President Trump and openly questioning in a tweet: “Time for a military coup?”After a request for comment, the left-wing New Yorker magazine reporter weakly attempted to defend himself in a tweet, claiming he was being “sarcastic.”Hertzberg, a longtime political commentator and staff writer at the New Yorker, was a conscientious objector during the Vietnam War and later served as then-President Jimmy Carter’s chief White House speechwriter.Over three hours after his initial tweet made waves, Hertzberg followed up by tweeting: “As somebody or other once said, I was being ... sarcastic.” That was a reference to a Trump remark from last week; the president said he “was asking a question sarcastically” to coronavirus experts at the White House about using disinfectant “by injection inside or almost a cleaning.” Many of the president’s critics said they didn’t buy his explanation.