Canada settles Armed Forces class-action lawsuits related to sexual misconduct

The federal government will pay up almost $1 billion to settle lawsuits from members of the Canadian Military. It will go to survivors of sexual harassment, gender discrimination and sexual assault victim. The Canadian Press reported that $800 million will go to Canadian armed forces members with another $100 million going to other employees.

Newly discovered hospital codes almost double numbers of sexual assault visits

There are almost 50 percent more sexual assault survivors going to Ontario hospitals than initially reported. CTV News said the numbers are based on a hospital code that is only used in the most extreme cases, which accounted for over 50,000 between 2002 and 2016. Two other codes were discovered, increasing cases by 40,000.

Four of seven continents report record-breaking high temperatures in June 

The Earth has a fever and there may not be a prescription. The world averaged almost one degree hotter than normal last month, making it the hottest June on record. The Associated Press reported that some climatologists said the trend won’t break thanks to climate change. Four of the seven continents broke temperature records last month.

Scheer claims new food guide not based on “sound science”

Andrew Scheer plans to review Canada’s new food guide if he is elected the next Prime Minister. The conservative leader doesn’t believe the updated guide is based on “sound science.” The Food Guide was updated at the start of 2019 for the first time in over a decade. It focused more on veggies and water and suggested less dairy and grain consumption.