Justin Trudeau denies political meddling. Photo: Arindam Shivaani/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was heckled several times while giving a climate speech Monday night — hours after a second minister resigned from his cabinet, the Toronto Star reports.

Why it matters: In her resignation, Treasury Board President Jane Philpott cited a loss of confidence in the Trudeau government's handling of a corruption inquiry. Jody Wilson-Raybould, who was Trudeau’s closest adviser, resigned as justice minister on February 12. She alleged during testimony last week that Trudeau had pressured her to drop corruption charges against SNC-Lavalin, an engineering company that employs many people in the prime minister's home town. Trudeau denies any wrongdoing.

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Gulf Coast braces for Zeta after storm strengthens into hurricane

Hurricane Zeta's forecast path. Photo: National Hurricane Center

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) declared a state of emergency Monday as Zeta strengthened into a hurricane and threatened Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula as it moved towards the U.S. Gulf Coast.

The state of play: Zeta was expected to make landfall on the northern part of the Yucatan Peninsula Monday night, bringing with it a "dangerous storm surge" and "heavy rainfall" as it moved into the Gulf of Mexico, the National Hurricane Service said.

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Supreme Court rejects request to extend Wisconsin absentee ballot deadline

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The Supreme Court in a 5-3 decision Monday rejected an effort by Wisconsin Democrats and civil rights groups to extend the state's deadline for counting absentee ballots to six days after Election Day, as long as they were postmarked by Nov. 3.

Why it matters: All ballots must now be received by 8 p.m. on Election Day in Wisconsin, a critical swing state in the presidential election.