The raised flag Google is opposed to
But it’s a different kind in Ottawa
Leaning on the flagging by users to decide what constitutes harmful content is a recipe for disaster, according to YouTube, whose head of Canadian public policy issued a statement outlining how this technique can be weaponized. It’s also a sign that the Liberals will get this bill passed soon enough, perhaps with a less panicky approach.
A pair of views on travel rules
Federal rules that still require kids who can’t get vaccinated to quarantine for 14 days upon returning from another country are among the double-standard policies the Canadian Chamber of Commerce is calling to end. But the November 8 reopening of the U.S. border to most driving in has retailers on the other side excited for a new normalcy.
“They were just throwing in buildings willy nilly.” The ongoing development in Toronto’s Liberty Village—a former industrial area turned condo-laden hellscape in a decade—is starting to annoy its first wave of gentrifying residents. A new pedestrian bridge also has area residents unsettled by what they describe as sketchy scenes.
This week with Martha Rogers
While awaiting the B.C. Supreme Court decision that may end the family feud, there’s been further contemplation of the corporate governance of Rogers Communications and its complex ownership structure. The odds in favour of Edward Rogers seemed to douse his sister’s threats to tweet her truth—but she keeps teasing this angle on a certain visit to Mar-a-Lago:
Drake makes History by getting in headlines. Live Nation’s new east-end Toronto music venue is about to open with the benefit of a boldface endorsement, even if his role remains vaguely described as a “collaboration.” Next on Drizzy’s list is a WNBA team for Toronto, possibly teased in the form of a random Instagram request.
Finally, elder millennial music
Simple Plan is nearing 20 years since their first album of emo teen anthems. Since then, the Montreal band took over the Scooby-Doo theme song, rode with the Vans Warped Tour for much of its run, and parted ways with their bassist following sexual misconduct allegations. But they’ve come around again: