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A university student is suing Toronto police for $1.6 million after allegedly being Tasered with an officer’s knee on his neck, Canada’s military brass is concerned about access to cutting-edge technology, and beloved former Vancouver Canucks player Gino Odjick dies at age 52. Here’s what you need to know to start your day.
1. Student sues police: A police officer’s knee was pinned against the neck of a University of Toronto student as he was repeatedly Tasered on the ground with his hands behind his head before his identification proved what he had told police – they had the wrong man, a statement of claim says.
2. Gino Odjick: Gino Odjick, a fan favourite who played eight seasons with the Vancouver Canucks, dies at age 52.
3. Military technology: There are concerns at the highest levels of the Canadian Armed Forces that this country won’t have access to the same cutting-edge military technology as its closest allies because it is not part of a security pact between Australia, Britain and the United States.
4. Edelman Trust Barometer: People worldwide are more gloomy about their economic prospects than ever before and trust business far more than other institutions like governments, non-profits and the media in an increasingly divided world, according to a survey from public relations firm Edelman.
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