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OPP facing $46M in funding cuts; America increases tariffs on an additional $300B of Chinese imports

Solicitor General hopes police leaders can deal with funding cuts

The OPP will be dealing with less funding after cuts the provincial budget was announced. The Progressive Conservatives said they are cutting $46 million, mostly from “field and traffic services.” The solicitor general hoped OPP leaders will be able to deal with the new budget and a spokesperson said the reduction is a result of streamlining and vehicle maintenance.

Childcare key to gender equality says OxFam Canada

A group is urging childcare to be an issue on the ballot in this October’s federal election. The Toronto Star said a report from Oxfam Canada also suggested the government invest $8 billion annually over the next decade. Oxfam added gender equality and economic prosperity can be achieved easiest through publicly funded childcare.

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U.S. and China tariff dispute rages on

America added $300 billion to a list of tariff hikes on Chinese imports. The dispute has caused fears about economic growth globally. The announcement came after China made their own increases of up to 25 percent on $60 billion worth of American imports. The list of Chinese products the United States has increased tariffs on has grown to almost 4,000.

WhatsApp infected with spyware 

A popular app put dozens of people’s phones and security at risk. WhatsApp was hacked allowing a group to hi-jack users cell phones. A spokesperson for the app said the organization isn’t refuting the story. Apparently, malware penetrated phones through missed calls using the app’s voice phone calling function.

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