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Oct. 4, 2023
Manitoba voters make history, Canada’s House of Commons has a new Speaker, and the U.S. House of Representatives ousts its Speaker.
Here’s what you need to know to start you day.
1. History in Manitoba: In a historic election, the Manitoba NDP has won a majority government(opens in a new tab), with Wab Kinew becoming Canada’s first First Nations premier.
2. Fegus takes the Speakership: Liberal MP Greg Fergus is Canada’s new House of Commons Speaker(opens in a new tab), following a secret ranked ballot election after the resignation of Anthony Rota.
3. McCarthy ousted: U.S. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy was voted out of the job Tuesday(opens in a new tab) in an extraordinary showdown, a first in U.S. history.
4. Holiday storm: The weather is set to change in the Maritimes(opens in a new tab) with the approach of a weather front from the west and a likely post-tropical-storm Philippe from the south.
5. Bear attack: The couple and dog killed by a grizzly bear in the backcountry of Banff National Park late last week did everything right, Parks Canada says(opens in a new tab), calling the incident “a tragedy.”