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The GLOBAL REPORT – Shooting in Toronto, the Queen’s cortage and a health poll

SIU investigating shootings in Toronto and Milton

Toronto Police have now identified the officer killed in a shooting in the region as a veteran member of their motorcycle unit.

Forty-eight-year-old Constable Andrew Hong was shot and killed outside a restaurant in Mississauga yesterday (Monday) afternoon in what officials say was an unprovoked, ambush attack.

Officials say Hong was shot at close range and died at the scene with one other victim suffering serious injuries.

Police say the 30-year-old male suspect then continued on to Milton where three people were shot outside an auto body shop.

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One of the victims died while the other two were transported to the hospital in critical and serious condition.

The suspect was later taken into custody and pronounced dead in Hamilton with Ontario’s police watchdog now investigating what happened.


Queen’s coffin to arrive in London

Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin will be flown to London today from the capital of Scotland.

It will lie in state at the Houses of Parliament until the morning of her funeral next Monday.

Yesterday, the hearse carrying Queen Elizabeth’s flag-draped coffin was followed by her four children in a service of thanksgiving.

In our country, the House of Commons will gather for a special session honouring the Queen on Thursday.


Health poll – private options

A new poll finds half of Canadians think the creation of new private care options would have a negative impact on the country’s healthcare system.

Thirty-two percent of respondents to the Angus Reid poll of 2,279 adults from across the
country say private options would improve the ailing system while 18 percent said they weren’t sure.

When it comes to gender, males in Canada were more likely to support privatization than females, at 38 percent and 26 percent respectively.

The survey was done last month and is the third in a series from the Institute, which examined access to health care in Canada and the United States.

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