The Daily Populous

Wednesday December 18th, 2019 morning edition

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Demonstrators rallied in New York on Tuesday night to call for U.S. President Donald Trump’s impeachment and removal from office on the eve of the House of Representatives’ expected vote to impeach him.

Organizers said they were expecting thousands at a rally and march through midtown Manhattan, one of more than 600 events calling for Trump’s impeachment that were scheduled to take place across the country.

“I’m here today because I see this as a chance for a pivotal point, a turning point in our future,” said 19-year-old student Serena Hertzog.

“My main issue that I’m most passionate about is environmental justice and I see our president as posing a huge threat to our environment.”.

Demonstrators who were gathered in Times Square chanted slogans like “Impeach Trump” and held signs that read: “Trump is not above the law” and “Rise and resist.”.

The Republican president also faces a charge of obstructing the congressional investigation into the matter.

Trump has denied wrongdoing and accused Democrats on Tuesday of pursuing an “illegal, partisan attempted coup” and declaring “open war” on American democracy. »

Almost 9 out of 10 Canadians feel food prices are rising faster than income: survey

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A new survey suggests that 87 per cent of Canadians feel that food prices are rising at a faster rate than their household income.

“We’ve done a survey on Canadians in terms of perceived food affordability because everyone enjoys complaining about food prices,” said Sylvain Charlebois, senior director of Dalhousie’s Agri-Food Analytics Lab.

“But 87 per cent is quite substantial — it means that the vast majority of Canadians actually do feel that food prices are moving much faster than their own income. »

Sir Ron Brierley reportedly arrested at Sydney airport, charged with possession of child pornography

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One of New Zealand's wealthiest and most respected businessmen, Sir Ron Brierley, has reportedly been arrested at Sydney Airport and charged with possession of child pornography.

When in Sydney, he resides in Australia's most expensive street, Point Piper's Wolseley Road.

"The Point Piper man was taken to Mascot Police Station and charged with six counts of possess child abuse material.". »

Google fires fifth activist employee in three weeks; complaint filed

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FILE PHOTO: The Google logo is pictured at the entrance to the Google offices in London, Britain January 18, 2019.

Google posted a list of such rights in September, settling a complaint brought by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).

The Communications Workers of America (CWA), a union that filed an NLRB complaint on behalf of the other four fired workers, filed a new complaint late on Monday for Spiers. »