News for Youse: Emery's campaign, mayor's housing push, Ernie Campbell dies, Spaniards outraged
Jodie Emery going to Parliament Hill Marijuana activist Jodie Emery will hold a news conference with NDP MP Libby Davies, Green MP Elizabeth May, and Liberal MP Wayne Easter to push the Conservative government to allow her husband Marc to serve the rest of his prison sentence in Canada. The U.S. government has approved Marc's transfer, and his wife wants Canadians to blitz Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney's office with phone calls to urge the government to bring Emery home.
Uruguay close to legalizing pot The small South American nation of Uruguay is on the verge of legalizing marijuana. A bill has gone through the lower house and is expected to be passed by the Senate later this year.
Former Musqueam chief dies Ernie Campbell, who served 14 years as the chief of the Musqueam First Nation, died over the weekend.
Vigil for flag bearer Approximately 200 people attended a memorial yesterday in Surrey's Holland Park for Sarina Hanschke. She's a flag bearer who died on the job last week.
B.C. records most pipeline accidents CBC News has reported that there were "279 incidents involving federally regulated pipelines" in B.C. between 2000 and late 2012. That's more than the number in any other province.
Immigrants incomes fell more sharply A study by two Queen's University professors has found that male and female immigrants were "much more likely to experience downward earnings mobility than were all earners of the same gender in Canada" over their first 10 years in the country. The study focused on immigrants who arrived in 1982, 1988, and 1994.
Robertson leads housing push Mayor Gregor Robertson, chair of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities Big City Mayors caucus, has launched a campaign with politicians from Toronto and Gatineau to promote a stronger federal role in housing. They want a "credible long-term housing plan"—and measures to support this in the 2014 federal budget.
Housing data questioned The Globe and Mail has reported that there's growing criticism of statistics being disseminated by the Canadian Real Estate Associaton. It's prompted by a blog post by former MP and author Garth Turner.
Spain questions eavesdropping The BBC has reported that Spain's EU minister, Inigo Mendez de Vigo, has summoned the U.S. ambassador to address claims that the National Security Agency spied on 60 million Spanish phone calls a month. An EU delegation is also in Washington to discuss the issue.
Blasts at Narenda Modi rally Five people were killed and 83 were reportedly wounded when six bombs exploded at a rally in Patna, Bihar in India, which was held by Bharatiya Janata Party kingpin Narendra Modi.
Canucks face Capitals The Canucks hope to improve their 8-4-1 record tonight at home against the Washington Capitals, who have won two of three recent games in Western Canada. It will be the first time former Canucks tough guy Aaron Volpatti will play against his former teammates since leaving the organization.
Lou Reed dies The founder of the Velvet Underground, Lou Reed, has died on Long Island at the age of 71. He's perhaps best known for the sultry 1972 hit "Walk on the Wild Side".