Good morning! According to Environment Canada the capital will be mainly sunny this morning with clouds increasing in the afternoon. Tonight there is a 30 per cent chance of showers. Expect a high of 13ºC and a low of 6ºC.
Here’s what you need to know this morning.
The Ottawa-based Coalition Against More Surveillance is starting to make its voice heard. The group formed this past summer. It is now reacting to a suggestion from Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson about setting up a pilot project using CCTV cameras in the Byward Market. The Mayor was reacting to reports of shootings and stabbings in the area. He is hoping such a move would curb crime. The group tells the CBC that the surveillance cameras could actually create a hostile environment. They would rather see any money go towards community supports instead.
On Sunday, with polls showing the possible election of a minority government, federal New Democratic Party leader Jagmeet Singh made comments that suggested he was thinking about a possible coalition with the Liberals. By Monday afternoon Singh and Justin Trudeau are avoiding the topic and Conservative leader Andrew Scheer was accusing the two of plotting together. According to CTV, the NDP leader backpedalled from the suggestion and instead encouraged voters to vote for a New Democrat. Meanwhile, Trudeau avoided questions about a potential coalition while at an appearance in Windsor, Ont. according to CBC.
The Ottawa Mission fed thousands at their annual Thanksgiving Dinner on Monday. Workers, volunteers and former clients spoke with CTV Ottawa at the event about the importance that a turkey dinner could mean to a community.
Canadian author Margaret Atwood and British author Bernardine Evaristo made history on Monday. The two women split the Booker Prize, an award given to the best English language fiction novel of the year. he winning women also made history. with Atwood being the oldest person to win and Evaristo being the first black woman to get the distinction. Learn more about the two winners from the CBC.
The Ottawa Senators lost 2 – 0 on Monday against the Minnesota Wild in NHL action. The Senators are now only have one win and four loses this season. The team will travel to Las Vegas to play the Vegas Golden Knights this Thursday.
Now you’re up to date.