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Teen’s Mayan theory questioned

MONTREAL—An assistant professor of anthropology at McGill University is cautioning that the work of a Quebec teenager who possibly has discovered a “lost” Mayan city has not been peer-reviewed.

William Gadoury, 15, shot to fame earlier this week with reports he had stumbled on what he believes could be a Mayan settlement in an uninhabited part of Mexico.

Deck stacked on electoral reform?

OTTAWA—The Trudeau government yesterday was accused of stacking the deck in the Liberal party’s favour as it finally made good on a promise to create a special parliamentary committee on electoral reform.

Democratic Institutions minister Maryam Monsef insisted the government remains open to considering any and all alternatives to the existing first-past-the-post voting system.

Club offers lap dances for evacuees

EDMONTON—Fire evacuees from Fort McMurray have been offered meals, clothing, places to stay, and now an unusual gift—a free lap dance.

An Edmonton strip club is waiving its $9 entry fee and offering one $30 lap dance to any customers from the evacuated city in northern Alberta.

As demonstrated in the days since the fire, the oilsands capital is home to many families.