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In tonight’s top story: Canada’s household debt-to-disposable income ratio rose nearly 185 percent in the first quarter of the year, according to Statistics Canada. Eric Sorensen explains the impact this is having on Canadians who are already struggling to pay their bills and how it is excluding younger generations from home ownership.
The Canadian news media landscape has shrunk again, with Bell Canada Enterprises (BCE) Inc. cutting the jobs of 1,300 people, including some veteran CTV News journalists. The company is also closing six radio stations and selling another three. Touria Izri reports on the cuts, the reason for them, the reaction and the devastating blow to Canadian journalism.
Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre wants Canada’s Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino to resign over the way Mendicino and his office handled information about the transfer of serial rapist and murderer Paul Bernardo to a medium-security prison. David Akin tells us about the new information that sparked Poilievre’s lawsuit, Mendicino’s response, and the concern of the relatives of Bernardo’s victims.
Additionally, there is outrage in Kelowna, BC, after a couple allegedly harassed a nine-year-old girl and her parents in a transphobic tirade at a school track meet. Neetu Garcha reports on the school district investigation and what experts say is fueling bigotry.
And, when you think of fruit and vegetable gardens, you probably envision tidy, tilled rows free of weeds. But the land was farmed differently for centuries before colonization. Melissa Ridgen tells us how some indigenous people in Winnipeg now use traditional gardening methods to nourish both body and soul.