In the news today: McGill asks police for help, Trans Mountain expansion starts u

Here is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to bring you up to speed on what you need to know today… Montreal police asked to clear McGill protestors Officials at McGill University are awaiting word from Montreal police, following a request to help clear a pro-Palestinian encampment on the school grounds. The call for assistance comes after efforts to persuade the protesters to end what the school has called an illegal action failed. The demonstrators say they have no intention of dismantling their tents until McGill, as well as nearby Concordia University, divests from all companies that are “profiting from genocide.” A spokeswoman for the police has confirmed the request was received, and options on how to respond are being weighed. The encampment, which was erected on…

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