If you believe the headlines, the chances of Stephen Harper or Justin Trudeau winning the next election seem almost guaranteed. Most pundits and analysts will tell you that an NDP without Jack Layton will find it exceedingly difficult to retain their status as opposition, and so Canada is poised to either stay with the status quo or elect the Liberal Party once again at the federal level.
Okay, so we’re back for a second season and things are INTENSE, and yet, for a premiere, not that much happens in this episode. The episode is long on exposition but short on development, with, of course, the notable exception of Frederick’s arrival at Joanna’s doorstep. Given that his sisters still don’t know he exists, however, we’ve just hit the tip of the iceberg regarding the previously estranged son’s introduction to the show.
To many observers, the Toronto Mayoral Election has always been Olivia Chow’s to lose. The city’s ideological pendulum, swinging towards the left after 4 years of Rob Ford ridiculousness, seemed ripe for the former NDP MP to take full advantage and slide into the mayor’s chair rather easily.
The 2014 Toronto mayoral debate season is about to get a taste of Rob Ford, who is fresh out of rehab and looking to attempt one of the best comeback stories in Canadian political history. It is this pundit’s opinion that Ford will finish the mayoral race in third place, both because he only has the support of his pathologically loyal base, and because even some of them know a shit-show when they see one.
As of late, there has been much Kimye backlash. Many prudish people think a mother shouldn't wear revealing clothes, and so everyone yells at them on Twitter. Some people think they're wedding was over-the-top (It was, but so is every celebrity wedding with the possible exception of Keira Knightley), or that they themselves are too tacky to have been Vogue cover models. Some evil people have even referred to their beautiful little girl as "ugly." Well, I'm here to tell you that, for all their wackiness and sometimes douchey behaviour, their love story is much more romantic than a lot of people give it credit for....
On May 1st, 2014 Christopher Parsons of the Citizen Lab published a handy template which allows individuals to request detailed information from their telecom provider(s) that explains how they collect data, and when or if they have shared it with others. Parsons explains that these requests are legitimized by way of the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), and that the goal of this work was to “empower Canadians to understand how companies manage the personal information entrusted to them”.
“Much of the messy advertising you see on television today is the product of
committees. Committees can criticize advertisements, but they should never be
allowed to create them.”
― David Ogilvy, Confessions of an Advertising Man