Angry Robot

Courage is not about the absence of fear or anger or extreme emotion. The definition of courage is, when experiencing those emotions, refusing to let them govern your behaviour. Staying true to yourself and your values, doing what you know is right, and necessary, despite the heightened emotion. Courage is finding it in yourself to rise to an occasion rather than being diminished by it.

The truths Canada needs to remember

We have our flaws but there’s a lot to like in how Toronto, Canada reacted to this attack. I’m still really moved by the cop who didn’t shoot the guy.

Really good short doc series profiling a collection of indie developers. Episode 2 is all Montreal devs. It seems this series is funded by Microsoft and I’m guessing all the games are available on PC, but by no means exclusively. If this is advertising this is the best possible version of it.

There is a Canadian hip-hop history exhibit going down at the McMichael; pictured: Michie Mee. (Thanks Ed)

Ontario PC leader Patrick Brown denies sexual misconduct allegations from two women

Canada Proud: Canadian-Made Games on the Switch

There are an awful lot of great indie games being made in Canada, and a great number are available on the Switch. Bonus fact: did you know that Canada is the third biggest video game producing nation after the US and Japan? I didn’t!

‘This is a major discovery’: Explorers find massive ice-age cavern beneath Montreal

Amazon launches Alexa, Echo, and Prime Music in Canada

Finally.

The Top 1% Must Stop Insisting They’re Not Rich Right This Instant

Gawker savages a Jonathan Kay piece about how $200k/yr isn’t enough money

I Left Vancouver Because Vancouver Left Me

via this

A majority of Torontonians now identify themselves as visible minorities, census shows

A ‘game-changer’: Jagmeet Singh ‘kicks the door open’ and wins NDP leadership

Singh, who is Sikh, is the first non-white leader of a major federal party in Canada. He is also only the third NDP leader to have been elected on the first ballot, after Tommy Douglas, the party’s first leader, and Jack Layton.

Ottawa to unveil $500-million Netflix deal as part of cultural policy overhaul

Canada’s Impossible Acknowledgment

To appease male fans, Doctor Who announces every Dalek will have visible penis

Beaverton

CBC Comedy is the worst crime against humour this country has ever committed

Canada’s jailhouse secret: Legally innocent prisoners are dying

Why in the hell do we, as a relatively progressive nation, have such shit jails? Also, why is this:

Prisoners awaiting trial accounted for 59 percent of the total number of inmates in provincial jails in 2015, up from 27 percent in 1995.

Canada Doesn’t Know How to Party

This is the most Canadian thing I will ever write, I know, but I’m proud of my country for its lack of pride.

The 2017 Polaris Music Prize Long List Is Here

Canadian TV in the Netflix Age: In Defence of the CRTC Television Licensing Decision – Michael Geist

The decision, which set a uniform spending requirement of 5 percent on programs of national interest (PNI, which includes dramas, documentaries, some children’s programming, and some award shows), means a reduction in spending requirements for some broadcasters.

Canadian Colleges See Surge of Foreign Students

This makes me happy

Jonathan Kay Is Going to Be Just Fine

Bell Fibe Alt TV

Lookee here, Bell launched an over-the-top TV service and it’s not terrible. (Full disclosure: I work for Bell Media.) It’s bundled with Fibe Internet which is too bad, but the low end is a $15 skinny basic, and the “good” package for $43/mo is most of the channels most people might want. Sucks that they’re still charging $25 for HBO though.

The Other Side of Anne of Green Gables

Didn’t realize this adaptation is run by a Breaking Bad writer, Moira Walley-Beckett.

With her TV series, Walley-Beckett is trying to solve a riddle: If everything about “Anne of Green Gables” is what prestige TV usually avoids, how do you adapt it in a way that is both sufficiently sophisticated and yet not a betrayal of the source material? Can Anne Shirley, the yummy pleasure who has flourished by cheerfully gliding above her trauma, be transformed into an almost-antiheroine who, in the fashion of contemporary television, has to grapple with her awful past directly? And can she do so whil

A community divided: The fight over Canadian values threatens to boil over in Peel