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Evening update: Tim Hortons suspends World Juniors sponsorship due to sexual assault allegations

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Tim Hortons is suspending its World Junior Championship sponsorship and plans to reevaluate its Hockey Canada sponsorship as the sports organization faces a growing backlash over its payments to settle sexual assault allegations.

The fast food chain is the latest of a growing number of companies to suspend sponsorship of the world junior event after reports emerged it paid an undisclosed sum last month to settle allegations that eight Canadian Hockey League players allegedly assaulted a young woman in 2018 following a Hockey Canada Gala.

On Tuesday, the Bank of Nova Scotia announced it would “pause” its sponsorship of Hockey Canada, and Canadian Tire and Telus also withdrew their support of the world junior event. The World Junior Event is the only aspect of Tim Hortons sponsorship that has changed.

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NATO invites Finland and Sweden to join alliance, calls Russia a ‘direct threat’

NATO invited Sweden and Finland to join the military alliance on Wednesday. The move marks one of the biggest shifts in European security in decades as both countries abandon their tradition of neutrality following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Leaders of NATO’s 30 member states took the decision at the alliance’s summit in Madrid this week, where they also agreed to formally treat Russia as the “most significant and direct security threat”. allies,” according to a statement from the summit.

While the invitation to Sweden and Finland could take up to a year to be ratified, the allies are expected to increase their military presence in the Nordic region. Once officially ratified, both countries will be covered by NATO’s Article 5 collective defense clause, placing them under the protective nuclear umbrella of the United States.

Canada has signed an agreement to transform the 2,000-soldier battle group it leads in Latvia into a brigade, increasing the number of troops and pledging to lead it for at least the next five years.

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R. Kelly sentenced to 30 years in prison

Singer R. Kelly will serve 30 years in prison for his sex crimes against women and girls, a US court ruled on Wednesday. The multi-platinum R&B singer was convicted in September of racketeering and sex trafficking.

Kelly was one of the most high-profile people convicted of sexual misconduct during the #MeToo movement, although allegations of his abusing young girls began to circulate publicly in the 1990s.

U.S. District Judge Ann Donnelly imposed the sentence after hearing from several survivors who testified about how Kelly’s exploitation affected their lives.

“You made me do things that broke my spirits. I literally wished I died because of how low you made me feel,” an unnamed survivor said, speaking directly to Kelly , who kept her hands clasped and her eyes downcast. “Do you remember that?”

In Nunavut, medical staff saw the signs of a devastating tuberculosis outbreak. The government has no

The hamlet of Pangnirtung, Nunavut, has been battling an outbreak of tuberculosis for six months. A Globe investigation found that nurses at the understaffed Baffin Island Community Health Center were begging for help from the territorial government in the summer of 2021, as tuberculosis spread and officials s refrained from publicly declaring a crisis until the end of November.

More than 100 latent cases of TB have been identified in the community of 1,600 over the past 18 months, making the outbreak the worst in Nunavut since 2017.

More than 200 pages of correspondence and internal documents about the Pangnirtung TB outbreak obtained by The Globe and Mail, as well as interviews conducted with Pangnirtung residents, TB experts, healthcare workers and officials government, reveal how the territorial government failed to stem the spread of TB last summer.

Teenagers cycle through town at night in Pangnirtung, Nunavut on May 13, 2022.Pat Kane/The Globe and Mail

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British Columbia Reaches $150 Million Settlement With Purdue Pharma Over Opioid Crisis Health Care Costs: The province reached a $150 million settlement with Purdue Pharma Canada on behalf of all provinces and territories to recover healthcare costs related to the sale and marketing of opioid painkillers .

Actress Sandra Oh, Olympic champion Donovan Bailey among dozens named to Order of Canada: Governor General Mary Simon on Wednesday announced 85 appointments to the Order of Canada, the country’s highest civilian honour. The list includes actress Sandra Oh and track champion Donovan Bailey.

Fears of a summer surge of COVID-19 have experts calling for a return to masking: Some medical professionals are calling for a return to indoor mask mandates as the emergence of new subvariants and rising case numbers in the United States and Europe raise fears of a summer spike in infections.

Ontario landlords can increase their rent by 2.5% in 2023 under new provincial guidelines: Ontario’s new rent increase guidelines were released on Wednesday and will allow landlords to increase rent by 2.5 per cent for most units without having to seek special approval.

Ontario should declare intimate partner violence an epidemic, jury inquest says: The first of 86 inquest jury recommendations after three weeks of testimony into a seven-year-old triple femicide calls for Ontario to declare intimate partner violence an epidemic. Other recommendations include improving education in schools and exploring reforms to the justice system.

MARKET WATCH

With the end of the month and the second quarter a day away, the S&P 500 set the course for its biggest percentage decline in the first half since 1970, losing 2.72 points, or 0.07% to 3,818.83.

The Nasdaq was on course for its worst first-half performance, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average appeared on track for its biggest January-June percentage decline since the financial crisis. The Dow Jones rose 82.32 points, or 0.27%, to 31,029.31, the Nasdaq Composite fell 3.65 points, or 0.03%, to 11,177.89 and the Composite S&P/TSX ended down 144.10 points, or 0.8%, at 19,078.64.

All three indexes were expected to post their second consecutive quarterly declines. The last time this happened was in 2015.

The Canadian dollar was trading at 77.65 cents US against 77.74 cents US on Tuesday.

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TALKING POINTS

Does Christianity condemn abortion? That’s not what the Bible says

“Abortion was hardly unknown in the ancient world, and what is surprising is how rarely, rather than often, it is mentioned in the Bible. the whole pro-life stance. Michael Koren

Canada’s death rate from COVID-19 was much lower than most other countries. What have we understood correctly?

“Assessed on a curve, Canada’s inevitably flawed response was significantly less flawed than that of most other countries – especially on the metric that matters most: lives saved. – The Editorial Board

Calgary Stampede rodeo event days should be numbered

“Rodeo fans can no longer claim ignorance. We know these [rodeo] animals suffer. We know they experience fear, stress and pain. And we know that the risk of at least one animal dying in the stampede every year is almost absolute. Jessica Scott Reid

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TODAY’S LONG READ

Canada’s student summer job market is booming as positions surpass pre-pandemic levels

Zachary Fortier, editor of The Link, in the Concordia University campus newsroom on June 28, 2022. Karene-Isabelle Jean-Baptiste/The Globe and MailKarene-Isabelle Jean-Baptiste/The Globe and Mail

After two years of slowdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the summer job market for university and college students in Canada is off to a strong start as employers hire more candidates and report high vacancies.

Summer job openings have more than doubled across the country since before the pandemic. By early June, they were up 114% from June 2019, according to Brendon Bernard, senior economist at Toronto-based global jobs website Indeed.

The retail sector leads in summer hiring, accounting for more than a third of summer employees. The accommodation and catering sector comes second. The remainder of summer employment is split between several industries, including information, culture and recreation, sports, and camp counsellors.

“This is the first time since the start of the pandemic that we’ve seen business return to normal and it shows that it’s really going to be a very hot summer job market,” Bernard said. “Opportunities for those looking for seasonal jobs are increasing.”

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