News Stories of Interest, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016

It’s Republic Day in India and Australia Day in, of all places, Australia. India became a republic in 1950. It’s a slow day for health care and labour relations news.

Human rights ruling sparks call for overhaul of indigenous kids’ funding

Today’s landmark ruling from the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal points to the need for a complete overhaul of the way the federal government pays for and manages child welfare services on First Nations reserves, a University of Lethbridge professor says.

7 things to know about the Zeka Virus

Wire copy from Associated Press enumerates seven things about the Zeka Virus, which along with the mosquitoes that carry it is causing some buzz in journalistic circles.

Rona Ambrose supports removal of same-sex marriage ban from Tory platform

Interim Conservative Leader Rona Ambrose says she backs a call for removal of the long-standing same-sex marriage ban from official Tory policy, her latest move to reshape the party in the post-Stephen Harper era.

Because of meetings, it’s unlikely I’ll be able to provide a news summary tomorrow. DJC

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