5 things to know for Monday, October 1, 2018
Canada is back in a revamped trade deal with the United States and Mexico after months of high-pressure negotiations. Plus, several Canadian cities are considering legalizing drinking alcohol in parks.
1. New NAFTA: Canada and the U.S. have reached a tentative deal to overhaul the North American Free Trade Agreement after negotiations that lasted more than a year.
2. Friend or foe: The FBI is investigating sexual misconduct allegations against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh as another Yale classmate accuses the judge of lying in his testimony to a Senate committee.
3. Public drinking: As Canada prepares for a shift in how and where people consume marijuana, several cities are also considering legalizing drinking alcohol in parks.
4. Community remembrance: Many Canadians’ fashion choice made a loud statement on Sunday, for the annual Orange Shirt Day to recognize the victims and survivors of residential schools.
5. Art copy: A Calgary artist is accusing home retailer West Elm of copyright infringement over a bedding she says resembles her work.