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Big Oil uses newsletter ads to spread misinformation ahead of Big Oil misinformation hearing
(via Gizmodo)

Fossil fuel companies are sponsoring some of the Beltway's most-read newsletters in an attempt to win influence in Washington, DC.

Yesterday

The dirty dozen: meet America’s top climate villains
(via the Guardian)

Few are household names, yet these 12 enablers and profiteers have an unimaginable sway over the fate of humanity.

Yesterday

Inside the Kabul safe houses where Afghans wait to be evacuated to Canada
(via Global News)

Hundreds of Afghans left behind by Canada's stalled evacuation effort are scattered throughout secretive Kabul safe houses, waiting and afraid of the Taliban.

Yesterday

'Poisoned work environment': Staffer alleges sexual harassment, intoxication in suit against Kenney's office
(via CBC)

A former Alberta Legislature staff member is suing the premier's office, saying she suffered from a toxic workplace culture and was fired as retribution for speaking out with allegations of sexual harassment and heavy drinking by ministers and staff.

Yesterday

Five points for anger, one for a ‘like’: How Facebook’s formula fostered rage and misinformation
(via the Washington Post)

Facebook engineers gave extra value to emoji reactions, including 'angry,' pushing more emotional and provocative content into users’ news feeds.

Yesterday

Fires in cargo ship off BC coast may take days to put out: coast guard
(via Victoria News)

About 40 containers that fell off ship have been tracked to the northern tip of Vancouver Island.

Yesterday

Senators own up to $25 million in Big Tech stocks
(via Brick House Co-operative)

Senators invested in tech stocks like Amazon, Apple and Google may soon be voting on antitrust bills that would impact their portfolios.

Yesterday

Anand to defence, Joly to foreign affairs: Trudeau announces major cabinet shakeup
(via CBC)

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is kicking off his third mandate with a monumental shift in his cabinet lineup that makes significant changes to senior portfolios.

26 Oct 2021

No enforcement of COVID-19 vaccine requirements on BC university campuses, professors say
(via the Globe and Mail)

Two major universities in British Columbia, the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University, confirm their audits to verify vaccination status have not yet begun.

26 Oct 2021

We need to talk about transphobia in Canadian media
(via Xtra Magazine)

Three recent pieces from the Toronto Star, CBC and CTV show a worrying trend towards anti-trans narratives.

26 Oct 2021