5 things to know about CTVNews.ca for Monday, October 24, 2022: Boris Johnson, Brazil, holiday shopping

Boris Johnson is no longer in the running to be the UK’s next Prime Minister, a Brazilian politician fires a gun and throws grenades at police as they try to arrest him, and Canadians should be on the lookout look out for misleading discounts this holiday shopping season. Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

1. Boris bows out: Former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announces he will not run for Conservative Party leader, ending a short-lived and high-profile bid to return to the job he was ousted from three months ago.

2. Siege of several hours: A Brazilian politician attacks federal police officers seeking to arrest him at his home, sparking an hour-long siege that has sparked alarm and a scramble for a response at the highest levels of government.

3. World Series: After their perfect playoff run, Houston opens the World Series at home Friday night against the Philadelphia Phillies, who beat San Diego to close the NLCS best of seven in five games.

4. Artistic attack: Climate protesters threw mashed potatoes at a Claude Monet painting in a German museum on Sunday, failing to damage the artwork in their protest against fossil fuel extraction.

5. Holiday shopping: As inflation continues to weigh on Canadians’ spending, a retail expert says misleading discounts based on higher regular prices could mislead shoppers this holiday season.

One more thing…

Sleeping time: Sleeping less than five hours each night could put you at risk for multiple chronic diseases, study finds.

A woman in white pajamas is lying on a bed. (Photo by cottonbro/Pexels)