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5 things to know on CTVNews.ca for Monday, January 24, 2022: NATO, human smuggling, Cleo Smith

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5 things to know on CTVNews.ca for Monday, January 24, 2022: NATO, human smuggling, Cleo Smith

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NATO is sending more ships and fighter jets to Eastern Europe, a man accused of human trafficking at the Canada-US border will appear in court and Dany Fortin will be in a courtroom to face allegations of sexual misconduct. Here’s what you need to know today.

1. Eastern Europe: NATO said on Monday it was putting additional forces on standby and sending more ships and fighter jets to Eastern Europe as Russia continues to build up troops near Ukraine.

2. Human trafficking: An American man is due to appear in US court today accused of smuggling migrants across the Canada-US border in a scheme that claimed the lives of four people, including a baby .

3. Dany Fortin case: Maj.-gen. Dany Fortin, the senior military officer once in charge of overseeing Canada’s COVID-19 vaccination campaign, will be in court in Quebec today to face allegations of sexual misconduct.

4. Cleo Smith: A man pleaded guilty on Monday to abducting a 4-year-old girl from his family’s camping tent on Australia’s west coast last year.

5. Omicron variant: Canada’s top doctor says the latest wave of COVID-19 caused by the Omicron variant may have peaked, but experts say the news should be interpreted with cautious optimism.

One more thing…

“Shadow Pandemic”: COVID-19 has been described as an abuser’s dream, according to a new study exploring how the pandemic has affected victims of domestic violence.



5 things to know on CTVNews.ca for Monday, January 24, 2022: NATO, human smuggling, Cleo Smith

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