I was enjoying my reading week last week, knitting away, working on a couple assignments and started the job hunt. It felt like the week flew by and I was back in class sooner than I realized. Anyways, here’s some interesting news stuff since my last post.
- Tom Flanagan has been removed as a commentator with CBC’s Power and Politics after a comment made regarding child pornography. He has issued a release stating that his comments were meant to be as theoretical questions in an academic setting. Watching him on Power and Politics I think that is probably the case. When I first heard about this I thought it was probably a poor choice of words/wording in hopes of challenging thoughts/theories, in a pot stirring, try to get you thinking kind of way.
- Students started protesting in Montreal after the Quebec government decided to increase tuition fees. Thirteen people were arrested during the protests.
- The federal government announced Andrew Bennett as the ambassador for Office of Religious Freedom. The office is going to be put to the test with a call being made to help Tibetans. This will likely challenge the office as the government has developed strong ties with China.
- Raul Castro given another term and he says he’ll retire in 2018.
- Jesse Jackson Jr. has been charged with fraud as he misused campaign funds. He bought himself fur capes because that’s what you do. He’s now writing a memoir.
- Miller Brewing Company is planning to end is connection with Molson Coors Canada by July. Molson has filed a suit Ontario to prevent the move.
- Europe is still facing horse meat drama. Ikea meatballs were found to contain horse meat this past week. Meanwhile in Iceland, meat products contain no meat at all.
- Time Magazine as put Oscar Pistorius on it’s cover.
- Ottawa decided to name their new basketball team the TomaHawks… in 2013. I’m not surprised people are upset. They will now be changing their name.
- Calgary is opening its $4M ski hill expansion at the Canada Olympic Park. The expansion was done to allow the park meet requirements for hosting world cup events.
- Hamilton introduced scoreless soccer games for young players. It’s looking like that trend will carry across Ontario.
- This is great stuff.
- The Globe and Mail has been writing a lot about GEN Y and all our troubles recently. They did a piece on how GEN Y has it bad when looking for jobs and published another piece on how it isn’t that bad. They also did an article on how GEN Y is in a lot of trouble when it comes to retirement. So it seems the issues is this, GEN Y can’t find jobs to pay off student loan but need to start saving money now in order to retire at an older age than our parents… but there aren’t secure jobs for us to pay off those loans and to start those retirement funds. Yay for getting older.
- Trigger warning. Photographer captures domestic violence on camera.
- Buzzfeed is always doing random lists, here’s a list of “21 incredibly important diagrams to help you get through life.”
- Here’s another – The 18 Most Offensive Things People Say To Redheads
- You can find our your terrible tweet score here.
- Secret Society Pizza Party
- The First Lady is wonderful.