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5 things you need to know this morning: June 21, 2024

Start your day off right with five things you need to know this morning.

Five things you need to know

1. Canadian actor Donald Sutherland dies at 88

One of Canada’s best-known and most beloved actors has died. Donald Sutherland died Thursday in Miami at the age of 88 following a long illness. His son, actor Kiefer Sutherland, said his dad was “one of the most important actors in the history of film.”


2. New poll says official bilingualism in Canada is a myth

A new Léger poll conducted for the Canadian Press found that only 43% of respondents across Canada had a positive view of federal bilingualism. Half of respondents said official bilingualism in Canada is “a myth” that only exists to satisfy a minority.


3. Mass shooting north of Toronto sends 4 to hospital

Police responded to a mass shooting in Vaughan, north of Toronto, this morning. Four victims were found in a home and all have been taken to hospital, two in life-threatening condition. There is no word yet on a possible suspect.


4. Ontario woman feels used after spending $50K on psychic

An Ontario woman says she was feeling lost and sad when she saw a billboard about a psychic astrologer who could resolve any problem. After spending $50K on the psychic who promised he could rid the woman of her evil spirits, she said she felt “used” and “embarrassed.”


5. Truck with anti-Muslim messages registered to Rebel News

A controversial truck seen driving around Toronto displaying anti-Muslim messaging belongs to Rebel News. The right-wing media outlet said on its website that the truck is theirs and it was running ads by a group called Canadians Opposed to the Occupation of our Streets and Campuses.


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