Day: March 22, 2022

CA

Air Canada CEO apologizes in first French comments since bilingual hubbub last year

The Air Canada chief executive apologized to a parliamentary committee in his first comments since his poor understanding of the French language sparked a huge outcry last fall. “I’m sorry. I apologize again here,” Michael Rousseau said in labored French during videoconference testimony before the Standing Committee on Official Languages. Rousseau said his comments last […]

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Entertainment

What WeCrashed and Super Pumped shed light on TV’s love of the big bad entrepreneur

Anne Hathaway is not stupid. Even a few seconds after the start of an interview for We crashed, she knows what we think. It’s the same thing everyone thinks: the miniseries about Adam (Jared Leto) and Rebekah (Hathaway) the $47 billion American company WeWork and its precipitous downfall is eerily similar to all the other […]

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Global

US Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson set to face tough questioning

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson will face questions from senators for the first time on Tuesday as Democrats scramble to quickly confirm the only black female justice in the lawsuit’s 233-year history. court. Jackson, a federal appeals court judge, sat and listened in silence for more than four hours to the senators’ opening […]

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CA

First Nations leaders step up calls for external oversight of ailing police department in Thunder Bay, Ontario

A growing number of First Nations leaders are calling for external oversight of the Thunder Bay Police Service (TBPS) as the Northwestern Ontario police force is in turmoil and pressure mounts on its leadership board and monitoring. Community and regional leaders have not agreed on a clear action or direction to take to deal with […]

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Entertainment

How Canadian Adrian Holmes reimagined Fresh Prince’s Uncle Phil in a hard reboot

When he got the call to audition for Bel Air, Adrian Holmes was worried. Even with three separate scenes to prep for an adaptation premiering decades after an iconic 1990s original sitcom, he knew he hadn’t cut the typical Uncle Phil figure. In reality, the 47-year-old looked more like a football linebacker than the strict […]

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Global

US companies should disclose climate risks under proposed SEC rules

U.S. companies would be required to disclose the greenhouse gas emissions they produce and how climate risk affects their business under new rules proposed Monday by the Securities and Exchange Commission as part of a government campaign in the United States to fight climate change. According to proposals passed in a 3-1 SEC vote, public […]

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CA

From housing to health care, what to expect in the Quebec budget

Quebec Finance Minister Eric Girard said today’s provincial budget will be “cautious” but will still include relief for those battling the rising cost of living. “We are dealing with the immediate need,” Girard told reporters on Monday. “We also finance the main missions of the state in the long term – health, education, the economy, […]

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Entertainment

What if the Mandalorian’s armor was birchbark instead of beskar? An Algonquin artist brings this to life

What would he be like if the Mandalorian was native? For Anishinabe (Algonquin) artist Christal Ratt, this meant exchanging star wars character’s signature beskar steel armor for wiigwasthe word for birch bark in the Algonquin language. “I really like the mandalorian series and I thought I should make it Indigenous – make it a tribute […]

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Global

Fortnite owner Epic Games raises $36 million to support Ukraine

The creators of popular online video game Fortnite have raised more than US$36 million in a single day, after pledging to send all money raised from sales of a new version of the game to support humanitarian efforts in Ukraine. On Sunday, Epic Games announced that all profits from Fortnite sales from that day until […]

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Global

Jamaicans Protest British Royal Family Visit, Demand Reparations for Slavery

Dozens of well-known leaders in Jamaica, including professors and politicians, are demanding an apology and reparations for slavery as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge prepare for a trip to the former British colony. The group rejects the visit of Prince William and Kate scheduled for Tuesday, part of a larger trip to the Caribbean […]

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