Saturday, January 10, 2015

Apple Pay Coming to Canada as Soon as March   

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Jordan Kahn, reporting for 9to5Mac: Apple is preparing to expand its new Apple Pay payments service internationally with at least the Canadian launch currently scheduled for early 2015, according to sources close to the situation. Sources say partners are currently … Continue reading →

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Time Served   

PhotographyReading

Harley Rustad, writing for The Walrus: When its gates shut for the final time in September 2013, Kingston Penitentiary was among North America’s oldest operating prisons. Notorious killers—Paul Bernardo, Clifford Olson, Russell Williams—slept in its cells and exercised in its … Continue reading →

Monday, September 15, 2014

A Series of Unfortunate (Apple) Events

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Apple prides itself on producing consumer products that ‘just work’ by successfully combining hardware, software, and services. Unfortunately, the company has experienced a series of high-profile blunders in recent weeks, highlighting that they too aren’t always perfect. iCloud Security In … Continue reading →

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Tax Audits on Canadian Charities Criticized   

Politics

Dean Beeby, reporting for The Canadian Press, as published by The Huffington Post: The Conservative government has stepped up its scrutiny of the political activities of charities, adding fresh money for more audits, and casting its net well beyond the … Continue reading →

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Who really benefits from Canada’s tax giveaways?   

Politics

Kayle Hatt, writing for the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives ‘Behind the Numbers’ blog: On Tuesday, the Parliamentary Budget Office released their long awaited costing and distributional analysis of the tax measures implemented since the Harper government has been in … Continue reading →

Friday, June 6, 2014

Quebec to adopt right-to-die legislation   

HealthPolitics

Rhéal Séguin, reporting in The Globe and Mail: In a historic vote in the National Assembly, Quebec has become the first province to legalize doctor-assisted death as part of comprehensive end-of-life legislation. Bill 52, An Act respecting end-of-life care, received … Continue reading →

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Wild Canada   

Nature

Explore this original interactive experience, which features stunning exclusive video footage narrated by David Suzuki and produced by Canada’s top wildlife filmmaking team. Watch ice encrusted grizzly bears fish for salmon in Canada’s far north. Stand in the middle of … Continue reading →

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Google broke Canada’s privacy laws   

Technology

Susan Krashinsky reporting for The Globe and Mail: The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada on Wednesday made public an investigation that began last year after a man complained about ads targeted to him based on a medical condition. … Continue reading →

Thursday, November 14, 2013

The Broker: In His Own Words   

Politics

Mohamed Farah, the man who acted as a broker between the owner of the now notorious Rob Ford crack cocaine smoking video and potential buyers, describes the plight of Toronto’s Somali community: Now that Mayor Ford has ‘fessed’ up to … Continue reading →

Monday, August 26, 2013

Edmonton Freezeway   

Design

Andrea Sands, reporting for the Edmonton Journal: Ice skaters will glide alongside pedestrians and winter cyclists on an 11-kilometre path looping through downtown if Matt Gibbs can convince the city to build his Edmonton Freezeway. […] Gibbs’ trail would connect … Continue reading →