The industry of resuming routine
Will be paying certain dividends
This bit of Corporate Memphis illustrates poll results getting attention for concluding that nearly half of women would quit their jobs rather than be forced back to offices full-time. But social reintegration has become a business of its own. Meanwhile, the workplace “well-being” firm LifeWorks was bought by Telus.
Cars won a war on Lake Shore
A complaint from the top of the Toronto Blue Jays organization was validated by city council accepting the recommendation to limit ActiveTO to special events after two summers of closures as part of a pandemic program. Resident traffic frustrations that the mayor initially waved off this spring quickly became the stuff of pre-election politics.
“Chief Ramer, we do not accept your apology.” The words from activist Beverly Bain followed the Toronto police chief formally expressing regret in conjunction with data released about how measures were more often applied to people who weren’t white. Ramer acknowledged that there was “systemic discrimination” in policing over the years.
Betting boom brings a backlash
Ontario’s new iGaming market is now generating news about how the apps are blocked to Windsor residents who live too close to Detroit, or whether residents of other provinces are illegally accessing them. And then there’s the prevalence of advertising, at which Dave Hodge would be flipping his pen:
“No, CBC News did not retract its stories on convoy protest donations.” The portrayal of one radio correction in February has evidently remained the stuff of misinformation aired to the committee investigating the invocation of the Emergencies Act. (Next up, the Freedom Convoy will be the focus of a book.)
Finally, don’t throw this away
“Head over Heels” remains a set list staple for Tears For Fears, some 37 years after its music video was filmed at the University of Toronto. A group of students re-enacted the shot at Emmanuel College Library in 2015. And on the heels of the song being quoted at the Super Bowl, the duo deliver a commentary track: