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Published on 20 Jul 2020 / In News and Politics

'Huge Impact' on Kids, Families If Schools Don't Open

School districts across the country have had all summer to come up with plans to safely reopen schools, and there will be a "huge impact" on children and their parents alike if that doesn't happen, but Democrats want to keep everything closed, Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said Wednesday.

"I think the president has been very clear that he is going to put the health and safety of kids first and foremost, but recognizing that we can balance that with starting school," McDaniel said on Fox News' "Outnumbered Overtime." "There is a huge impact on school not starting, not just on the mental health of kids ... also on the family."


Prominent Canadian conservative group endorses Dr. Leslyn Lewis for CPC leader

Conservative action group Elect Conservatives announced their endorsement of Dr. Leslyn Lewis for Conservative Party leader.

"Throughout the leadership campaign, Dr. Lewis has championed a movement inclusive of minorities and youth, unabashedly conservative, providing for a vision of Canada founded on positive change," Elect Conservatives said in a statement released on Tuesday.

"With even her competitors seeming like they would prefer Lewis over anyone else, it’s quite clear who can sidestep this dispute, first uniting the conservative movement and then expanding it to ensure victory.


PM Trudeau's mother, brother and wife were paid to speak at WE Charity events

Members of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s family were paid a total of nearly $300,000 over the last four years to speak at WE Charity events.

The charity group is at the centre of an ethics investigation into Trudeau.

Trudeau's mother, Margaret Trudeau, spoke at approximately 28 events and was paid $250,000 in speaking honorariums between 2016 and 2020. His brother, Alexandre Trudeau, also spoke at eight events from 2017 to 2018 and was paid a total of approximately $32,000.


Justin Trudeau Faces Ethics Probe Over Government’s WE Charity Contract

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau confirmed at press briefing that he did not recuse himself from discussions at cabinet and the decision surrounding the WE Charity contract. “No, I did not,” he told reporters.

“I had long worked on youth issues both before I got into politics and since I’ve been in politics as youth critic, getting young people involved in serving their country, recognizing their desire to build a better Canada, particularly through this time of crisis is something I believe in deeply.”


Chinese government-owned firm wins $6.8M contract to supply security equipment to Canada's embassies

The government of Canada has awarded an estimated $6.8 million contract to a state-owned Chinese company to supply security equipment for 170 embassies, consulates and high commissions around the globe.

The contract for conveyor-style X-ray machines was awarded to Beijing-based Nuctech Company, a company owned by the Chinese government and founded by the son of former General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party, Hu Jintao.


Coronavirus News: Wife takes job as dishwasher at nursing home just to see husband

A woman in Florida got a new job as a dish washer at a long-term care facility just so she can see her husband during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mary and Steve Daniel have been married for 24 years.

Steve is fighting Alzheimer's disease and lives in a memory care facility full-time.
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the facility is not accepting visitors, so the couple had not seen each other in more than three months.

Mary was willing to do whatever it took to be with her husband.

"He saw me and said 'Mary' and we hugged and just like how I thought it would be just a hold him again after 114 days is just an amazing, amazing feeling," Mary said.


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