The Daily Populous

Thursday January 28th, 2021 evening edition

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The concept of a universal basic income in Canada has earned more attention over the past year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB).

According to a new survey by the Angus Reid Institute, 59% of Canadians support proposals for universal basic income programs at $10,000, $20,000 and $30,000 annual income.

The highest amount of support comes from Quebec (66%) and the Atlantic provinces (65%), while the lowest level of support comes from Alberta (42%), the only province with more support against a universal basic income program than for one.

Both Liberal (78%) and NDP (84%) voters are overwhelmingly in favour of basic income.

Conservative support for the program is roughly one in four, at 26%.

While the majority of Canadians (61%) believe the wealthiest in the country should fund the universal basic income program, only a quarter (24%) of those with the highest income would actually be willing to pay more taxes to fund it.

The respondents were also divided about whether Canada could actually afford to implement a basic income for its citizens, and whether or not it would disincentivize people to work. »

Canada considers designating neo-Nazis, white supremacists as terrorist groups

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OTTAWA–The Canadian government is nearing a decision on designating white supremacist and neo-Nazi groups as terrorists, the Star has learned.

Designating a group a terrorist entity has significant consequences for that group and its members.

Anti-racist advocates have been pushing the federal government to expand the list of terrorist entities to include more neo-Nazi and white supremacist groups that have a presence in Canada. »

Man found with five ‘fully operational’ pipe bombs allegedly targeted Governor Newsom – The San Francisco Examiner

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A Napa County man was charged Tuesday with violations of federal weapons laws after investigators discovered a trove of pipe bombs and firearms at his home and business.

Investigators also found materials “that could be used to manufacture explosive devices” and a copy of “The Anarchist Cookbook.”.

Minor’s affidavit stated that she is assigned to the Domestic Terrorism Squad of the FBI’s San Francisco Field Office. »

Legal cannabis stores linked to fewer opioid deaths in the United States

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In 2018, there were more than 46,000 fentanyl related deaths, representing over two thirds of all US opioid related deaths that year.

Information on state level cannabis legislation was combined with county level data on licensed dispensaries and opioid related mortality rates.

An increase from two to three dispensaries was associated with a further 8.5% reduction in all opioid related mortality rates. »

Cloris Leachman, Emmy and Oscar Winner, Dies at 94

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“It’s been my privilege to work with Cloris Leachman, one of the most fearless actresses of our time,” her longtime manager Juliet Green said.

You never knew what Cloris was going to say or do and that unpredictable quality was part of her unparalleled magic.”.

The actress won a total of eight primetime Emmys, both for drama and comedy, and one daytime Emmy. »