Sidewalk Labs plan filled 1,524 pages
“Inside The ‘Cult’ Of Kielburger.” Canadaland talked to former WE employees about their experiences working for the organization, which several of them liken to a cult. (WE strongly denies that its corporate culture is in any way cult-like.) The probe follows WE serving Canadaland with a libel notice.
The writer is now unacknowledged
A pair of Toronto city councillors hired a strategist to fight the CBC. Daisy Group, the communications firm headed by Warren Kinsella, ended up suing Justin Di Ciano and Mark Grimes in order to get paid for PR work. Daisy developed a campaign for the councillors to challenge CBC News reporting on their apparent relationships with developers.
Life after politics at Ole Miss
“The best time to leave is before you’ve worn out your welcome.” Margaret Wente accepted a buyout offer from the Globe and Mail, and will end her column at the end of August—although it now only appears on weekends, a reduction from Wente’s more prolific past.
Finally, the price of public streaming
Toronto Public Library is reducing the number of items that a user can borrow from the Hoopla Digital service, in order to allocate funds to other platforms, like Kanopy. The movie platform, which TPL added last year, is too costly for another city’s system: