Emergencies Act doesn’t include a hacking
But this is where everything is now at
The hacking of GiveSendGo unleashed the identities of donors to Freedom Convoy 2022 and revealed that half of about 93,000 contributors were American. It’s generated stories like the one about the gelato café owner in Ottawa. And due to her $100 donation, the Ontario solicitor general’s communications director is out of a job.
A clash of pandemic priorities
Conservatives lost their motion to have the Liberals present a plan to end vaccine mandates, and so interim leader Candice Bergen highlighted the “unprecedented sledgehammer” of the Emergencies Act. The plan is to activate the prohibitions before another weekend of protest in Ottawa, but civil liberties watchers are watching what happens.
“We just have to be careful, make sure we wash our hands and move forward.” Doug Ford waved off the idea of reconsidering Ontario’s relaxed restrictions in March: “Everyone’s done with this.” Meanwhile, his controversial former chief of staff Dean French was revealed as the broker of a deal that moved trucks out of residential Ottawa.
Sidewalk scenes begin again
Some members of the Sidewalk Labs squad that was imagining an arguable “data-stealing dystopia” in Toronto have established their own unicorn: $400 million was raised to launch Sidewalk Infrastructure Partners. As for the Quayside space their plans left behind, development of a different design is underway:
Tim Hortons credits Justin Bieber with all but saving the chain. Timbiebs reversed the 2020 sales decline brought on by COVID-19 and questionable menu choices. Along with further Bieber collaborations, Restaurant Brands International is expecting price increases that can’t be offset with merch.
Finally, rapped between covers
Cadence Weapon was recently contemplating the definition of band shirts in a newsletter that’s also highlighted an upcoming deluxe edition of his recent album, Parallel World. Also, after recently drawing musical and literary inspiration from the Pet Shop Boys, he unveiled the look of the book of his own: