The Daily Populous

Saturday March 30th, 2019 night edition

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Four Lindsay, Ont., residents in the province’s recent basic income pilot project have filed a $200-million class-action lawsuit against the Ontario PC government over its early cancellation of the project.

Filed in Lindsay court, the lawsuit alleges the cancellation of the project amounts to a “breach of contract” after the previous Liberal government introduced the $150-million, three-year pilot in April 2017.

The lawsuit lists Dana Bowman, Grace Marie Doyle Hillion, Susan Lindsay and Tracey Mechefske as the plaintiffs.

READ MORE: City of Kawartha Lakes residents react to final payment from Ontario Basic Income pilot project.

WATCH: Residents in Lindsay protest the end of basic income pilot.

READ MORE: Jagmeet Singh says feds should take over Ontario basic income pilot scrapped by Ford.

WATCH: Reaction to the cancellation of the basic income pilot project. »

Reaction as Brexit vote defeated

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BBC political correspondent Chris Mason says there is lots more talk in Westminster tonight about a possible general election.

"There’s a recognition that there’s a lot of weariness about the potential trip to a polling station," he says.

But he says that "Parliament is running out of road – the prime minister used language to that effect today". »

20 years for man behind hoax call that led to fatal shooting

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One hoax emergency call by Barris led police to fatally shoot a Kansas man.

The plea agreement called for a sentence of at least 20 years — well over the 10 years recommended under sentencing guidelines.

The intended target in Wichita, Shane Gaskill, 20, and the man who allegedly recruited Barriss, Casey Viner, 19, of North College Hill, Ohio, are charged as co-conspirators. »

Catholic mom says women should stop wearing leggings, 'difficult for young guys to ignore'

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The Catholic mother of four sons has spurred national discourse over the decision by women who choose to wear leggings.

In an open letter to the editor of The Observer -a student-run paper for Notre Dame and Saint Mary's- the mother calls leggings "exposing," and "naked.".

The letter spurred a protest in which students at Notre Dame wore leggings in what was dubbed "Leggings Pride Day." »