The union representing thousands of journalists in Ontario caused a shitstorm Monday when it asked its 2,600 members to consider the anti-labour policies a Progressive Conservative government led by Tim Hudak might enact and to vote accordingly.
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Sun News Network loves to shit on the CBC, so it’s no surprise that when the latest round of budget cuts were announced at Mother Corp., they reached out to someone who would be willing to contribute to the hate-fest. The only problem is that they reached out to comedian Scott Vrooman, who not only supports the CBC but also has a pretty low opinion of Sun News, which he made abundantly clear during a live interview with host Adrienne Batra.
Someone going by Strategic Dating Coach left a number of bizarre comments on Elliot Rodger’s videos suggesting the massacre could have been prevented if the alleged shooter had visited their website and learned to seduce women using the company’s seduction tips and resources.
With Kevin O’Leary taking on more talking-head duties for CNBC in the U.S., it’s not uncommon to find his chair on CBC News Network occupied by fill-ins. Sadly, Thursday was not one of those days.
Does Red Bull still make energy drinks or do they only sponsor weird athletic stunts? Anyway, this Sunday they threw four people out of a plane over New York City to wingsuit down at almost 200 km/h. Enjoy!
The Ontario Progressive Conservatives, who wanted to unveil their transit plan Sunday, had to scrap a photo-op due to a lack of proper permits — for which they blamed the union that represents Toronto transit workers.
The Globe and Mail is currently negotiating a new contract with its employee union, and if management gets its way some of the newspaper’s journalists will soon be writing advertorials.
A British Columbia flooring company says it’s looking a white person to oversee a factory in China. Wiston Building Materials, based in Vancouver, included the condition in a job posting earlier in early April.
While this is certainly shitty, it isn’t exactly surprising that the NSA not only knew about this bug and exploited it but also steadfastly refused to help patch it — even though it possible left tens of millions of Americans vulnerable to similar hacking, be it from criminals or other states.
Point a microphone at enough people and they will have opinions on just about anything, including award shows that haven’t even happened yet.
The CBC announced Thursday that it will cut 657 jobs over the next two years in an effort to make up a $130-million budget shortfall, just the latest round of hacking and slashing to Canada’s public broadcaster.
Sun News contributor Faith Goldy took over Michael Coren’s show The Arena this week and tried her best to be more of a religious fundamentalist than he is — by demanding Justin Trudeau be excommunicated from the Catholic church.
Air travel may get slightly more intrusive if a Transport Canada proposal goes through giving airport security the power to break into your checked luggage if they deem it suspicious for any reason.
The Quebec values charter — which is the Parti Quebecois’ transparent attempt to discriminate against Muslims, Sikhs and other minorities under the guise of secularism — got a big boost Sunday from Quebec icon Janette Bertrand.