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Nov. 7, 2023
MPs defeat a motion calling on the federal government to expand the carbon tax carve-out to all home heating, the death toll in Gaza surpasses 10,000, and two are dead after a fire at Canada’s high commission in Nigeria.
Here’s what you need to know to start your day:
1. Carbon tax motion: Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre’s non-binding motion calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to extend the carbon tax pause on home heating oil to all forms of home heating failed to pass Monday(opens in a new tab).
2. Airstrikes in Gaza: The Israeli army severed northern Gaza from the rest of the besieged territory and pounded it with airstrikes Monday as the Palestinian death toll passes (opens in a new tab)10,000 people(opens in a new tab).
3. Fire at diplomatic mission: Two Nigerian maintenance workers were killed Monday(opens in a new tab) and two others injured when a diesel tank exploded at Canada’s high commission in Abuja, Nigeria.
4. Dental data: More than one third of Canadians reported not seeing a dentist in the past year(opens in a new tab), according to a new Statistics Canada report.