The combined wealth of 10 men increased during the coronavirus pandemic by $540bn (£400bn), Oxfam has found. This amount would be enough to prevent everyone in the world from falling into poverty because of the virus, and pay for a vaccine for all, the NGO said. Its report found the total wealth of billionaires was equivalent to the entire spending by all G20 governments on recovering from the virus. The charity is urging governments to consider taxes on the super-rich.
The Mountie, who was never charged, has not worked since the mid-2000s. He's not the only RCMP officer who has been on paid sick leave for years.