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These are the 5 headlines you should read this morning – CTV News

Jan. 23, 2024

Canada will reduce the number of new international student permits, the federal government announces it will not appeal a court ruling affecting “lost Canadians” and acclaimed Canadian director Norman Jewison is dead at 97. Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

1. Study permit cuts: Canada will reduce the number of new international student permits(opens in a new tab) by 35 per cent next year as part of a temporary two-year cap on foreign enrolment.

2. ‘Lost Canadians’: The federal government has announced it won’t be challenging a court ruling that struck down a portion of the Citizenship Act which blocked children born abroad to Canadian parents from obtaining Canadian citizenship(opens in a new tab) beyond the first generation.

3. Strategic voting: Most Canadians who plan on voting for the Liberal party(opens in a new tab) are more motivated to stop the Conservatives from winning the election rather than endorsing the party’s vision and leader, according to a new poll released on Monday.

4. Israel-Hamas war: Twenty-one soldiers were killed in the Gaza Strip(opens in a new tab) in the deadliest attack on Israel’s forces since the Oct. 7 Hamas raid that triggered the war, the military said Tuesday.

5. Norman Jewison dead at 97: The acclaimed and versatile Canadian-born director(opens in a new tab) whose Hollywood films ranged from Doris Day comedies and “Moonstruck” to social dramas such as the Oscar-winning “In the Heat of the Night,” has died.

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