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Oct. 16, 2023
A fifth Canadian is confirmed to have been killed in the Israel-Hamas war, the Israeli invasion of Gaza looms, and Suzanne Somers has died at the age of 76.
Here’s what you need to know to know to start your day:
1. Fifth Canadian dead: There have now been five Canadians confirmed killed(opens in a new tab) amid the ongoing Israel-Hamas war, the federal government said Sunday.
2. Gaza invasion looming: More than a million people have fled their homes in the besieged Gaza Strip in the past week as water supplies dwindle and hospitals warn they are on the verge of collapse, while the enclave’s population waits for an expected Israel invasion(opens in a new tab) that seeks to eliminate Hamas’ leadership after its deadly attack.
3. Remembering Suzanne Somers: Suzanne Somers(opens in a new tab), the effervescent blonde actor known for playing Chrissy Snow on the television show “Three’s Company” as well as her business endeavours, has died. She was 76.
4. Support for Singh: This weekend, 81 per cent of NDP delegates voted against forcing a leadership contest(opens in a new tab), but it gave Jagmeet Singh the lowest level of support for an NDP leader since the 2016 convention.