5 Things You Need to Know Today: June 16, 2016

Today's top stories

Kids Not Moving Enough To Be Tired


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A new study shows a third of kids are sleep deprived, but the reason isn’t what you’d expect… They’re spending too much time staring at screens. Read more here.

No Place Like Mom And Dad’s Home For Canadians In Their 20s


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The number of Canadians in their 20s still living with Mom and Dad has jumped from 27% 30 years ago to 42%. Astonishingly 90% are not paying rent or helping with groceries and other expenses. Read more here.

Commercial vehicle blitz today on Ontario highways

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OPP and Ministry of Transportation are teaming up for a 24 hour blitz to make sure commercial vehicles are in compliance. Read more here.

House of Commons has approved gender neutral changes to O Canada


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Senate yet to prove changing “ In all thy sons command” to “In all of us command”. Senators may not consider the change until the fall.

The Senate has sent the Assisted Death legislation back to MPs


They’ve proposed a major amendment suggesting more permissive parameters. As the legislation sits, only those who are near death would qualify for medical help to end their lives. There are indications the Liberal government will not accept the change, expecting the Senate to back down from its stance.