10/3 brings you the biggest stories in Canada told by Postmedia's national network of award-winning journalists. Hosted by Dave Breakenridge, 10/3 updates twice a week.
Hate-motivated killings rock London, Ont.
Four members of a Muslim family in London Ontario were killed and their young son injured when a driver plowed into them.
That driver has been charged with murder and police say it’s a hate-motivated crime based on the victims' religion.
London Free Press reporters Jennifer Bieman and Jonathan Juha join Dave to talk about the victims, the police investigation and how this horrific crime has rocked London.
Background reading: Alleged hate killings suspect wore body armour. What do experts say that suggests?
Suspect in alleged London hate killings laughed during arrest: Witness
Family killed in alleged hate attack cared for others physically, spiritually
Manitoba feeling hospital strain even as pandemic’s third wave is on the decline
As Canada appears to be nearing the end of the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, Manitoba is still facing a crisis point at its hospitals.
The peak for hospitalizations is expected to hit this week in Manitoba, even as cases are declining, forcing the transfer of patients to other provinces, such as Alberta and Ontario.
Winnipeg Sun columnist Josh Aldrich joins Dave to discuss the current strain on Manitoba’s health system, the political fallout for Premier Brian Pallister, and whether Manitoba expects to reopen any time soon.
Background reading: ALDRICH: We need to know Manitoba’s plan for a return to normal
What’s driving COVID-19 re-opening plans in Canada?
The light is at the end of the long COVID-19 tunnel.
That is at least the message Canadians are getting from many provincial premiers, who have released re-opening plans as we sit on the cusp of summer.
But it’s not a one-size-fits-all approach.
National Post reporter Tyler Dawson joins Dave to discuss what’s behind the differing approaches, why we’re getting these plans now, and when we could expect to see normalcy in Canada.
Background reading: Saskatchewan shuns a 'Trudeau summer' and plans its own reopening in lockstep with vaccines
Most of Alberta's COVID restrictions could be gone by early July, says Kenney
Chris Selley: Lockdown-obsessed Ontario sits at the back of the reopening pack
B.C. outlines plan to end COVID-19 restrictions; eyes September return to normal
Quebec language bill sparks constitutional debate in Canada
Quebec is in the midst of another debate over language.
The CAQ government has tabled Bill 96, which seeks to update the longstanding Bill 101, in an effort to protect the French language in Quebec.
But as these things usually go, the government has courted controversy.
Montreal Gazette political reporter Philip Authier joins Dave to discuss what the bill covers, concerns being raised over Anglo rights in Quebec, and how this debate has carried over into federal politics.
Background reading: Trudeau's comments on Constitution spark backlash among Quebec anglos
French in Quebec: 'It's nothing against the English Quebecers,' Legault says of new bill
Why worrying too much about COVID-19 is a problem
Could all the talk about COVID-19 in the last 14 month have made us more fearful of the virus than we should be?
There’s no doubt COVID-19 is a serious virus and that public health measures have been needed to try to stem the spread, but along with those have come stress and anxiety — especially among younger people — tied to inflated perceptions of the virus’s risk.
National Post reporter Tristin Hopper joins Dave Breakenridge to talk about why this anxiety is hitting younger people, what is driving it, and why better communication and policy from leaders could help address it.
Background reading: When COVID-19 anxiety stops making sense
No concerts, no theatre — How COVID-19 dropped the curtain on Canada’s arts sector
COVID-19 has effectively cancelled many activities we enjoyed and even took for granted. Sporting events, dining out, but also, concerts, movies and plays.
The arts sector in Canada is a big contributor to the economy but has taken a beating over the last 14 months.
Calgary Herald arts reporter Eric Volmers joins Dave Breakenridge to discuss what facets of the arts sector have been hardest hit, what artists have done to stay creative and keep performing, and how quickly we could see concerts and productions once we’re out of the pandemic.
Background reading: How 14 months of COVID-19 and lockdowns impacted the arts in Canada
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