Rogers makes drama worth watching
‘Hudson & Rex’ got nothing on this
Edward Rogers filed court documents in B.C. that state he initially had the support of other family members to oust Rogers Communications CEO Joe Natale. But mother Loretta Rogers called those claims “as unfortunate as they are untrue.” The filing says Natale was ready to step down. But then the others started feeling misled.
Papal visit becomes a job perk
Justin Trudeau’s plan to stay put as PM may intersect with a visit from Pope Francis, as the Vatican announced his willingness to visit Canada to meet with Indigenous leaders in the name of reconciliation. Meanwhile, the new cabinet has more former Canada AM hosts than Albertans, and there’s no longer a Minister of Middle Class Prosperity.
CBC News caught changing the text of an opinion submission after publication. Reflections of a recent polling station greeter wary of voters “who might hate people like me” were rewritten, evidently in response to a backlash. In another example this week, a transgender woman critical of activists refused CBC’s request to alter the message.
Showdown leads to a Showcase
A year ago, Google unveiled vague plans for a news licensing program, in the face of potential federal legislation to force possibly larger payments. But after striking a deal with Australia’s government, Google News Showcase was underway as a successful if secretive appeasement strategy. And now more Canadian newspapers are on board:
Mort Sahl dead at 94. Born in Montreal to an American father who met his Canadian mother when she responded to a poetry magazine advertisement, they relocated seven years later to L.A. Sahl’s pioneering of political stand-up comedy contributed to his initial rise and fall. Later in life, he settled into a routine as a kind of cult raconteur.
Finally, hate-reads are healing
David Eddie was nominally appreciated on Instagram, drew much opprobrium on Facebook and sparked ex-journalist snark on Twitter for a feature he wrote for Toronto Life. It’s about an urbanite writer and his wife, former Citytv reporter Pam Seatle, relocating to Burford, Ontario. But you can probably guess what happened next: