Fire at homeless encampment in Sudbury causes smoke downtown

Lots of smoke could be seen in the distance in Sudbury’s downtown around noon as a campfire at a homeless encampment on Raphael Street near the top of the stair from Brady Street had gotten out of control. (Photo credit: Steve Young/Sudbury, Ont.) Lots of smoke could be seen in the distance in Sudbury’s downtown around noon as a campfire at a homeless encampment on Raphael Street near the top of the stair from Brady Street had gotten out of control. (Photo credit: Steve Young/Sudbury, Ont.)

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Quebec adopts law making oath to King optional for elected members

Quebec's legislature has passed a law putting an end to the requirement that members swear an oath to the King. The Coalition Avenir Quebec government had tabled a bill on Tuesday making the oath to the monarch optional after three members of the opposition Parti Quebecois refused to swear the oath and were barred from sitting.