#1 — CNews | Most have-not provinces in denial about getting equalization: Poll
MONTREAL – People whose provinces receive equalization payments are largely in denial about living in have-not regions, a poll suggests.
#2 — CTV | First-time home buyers increasingly turning to ‘Bank of Mom and Dad’
TORONTO – A Bank of Montreal report suggests first-time home buyers are increasingly turning to the “Bank of Mom and Dad.”
BMO’s 2015 Home Buying Report found that 42 per cent of first-time buyers told an online survey that they expected their parents or relatives to help pay for their first home.
#3 — Global | Police warn residents across the GTA of ‘CRA’ tax scam
TORONTO – A tax scam has police in the GTA warning residents to be careful.
Peel Police say scam artists are calling, texting and sending emails to people for money, claiming to be from Canada Revenue Agency.
#4 — Globe | House of Commons Speaker has no plans to do away with daily prayer
MPs who want to end or modify the practice of prayer recital in the Commons must propose the changes themselves, says a spokeswoman for the Speaker.
The New Democratic Party asked Speaker Andrew Scheer to research Commons rules and decide who had the authority to end the daily prayer.
#5 — Postmedia | Spy watchdog may become super-sized: experts
The near-doubling of funding for Canada’s chief security intelligence watchdog could signal a gradual move to a single super-agency to oversee the country’s expanding national security apparatus, say experts.
#6 — BBC | Ukraine troops shelled by pro-Russian rebels near Mariupol
Pro-Russian rebels have shelled Ukrainian army positions east of the key city of Mariupol in breach of a ceasefire deal, the BBC has witnessed.
#7 — CNS | Finding Fighters to Support in Syria Is ‘Huge’ Problem, Experts Say
(CNSNews.com) – A former U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia and the former United Nations under secretary general said on Tuesday that supporting boots on the ground in Syria, given the spread of Islamic terrorist groups, is a “huge” and “enormous” problem.
#8 — Fox | White House: American, Italian hostages killed in US counterterror operation
An American and Italian hostage held by Al Qaeda were killed in a U.S. counterterrorism operation earlier this year, the White House said Thursday.
#9 — DM | The scanner that can scour an entire PLANE
A device has been created that can scan entire planes for contraband, bombs and weapons.
The mobile X-ray scanner, heralded as the world’s first ‘airplane scanner’, sweeps down a plane and can detect various objects inside.
#10 — WT | U.S. deploys more A-10s for fight against Islamic State group
The Islamic State group will soon be seeing a lot more A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft overhead.
The Michigan Air National Guard announced that it will be deploying the 107th Fighter Squadron, the 127th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, the 127th Maintenance Squadron and the 127th Operations Support Squadron to support Operation Inherent Resolve.