Amazon launches Alexa, Echo, and Prime Music in Canada
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
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
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
Where does Canada’s accent come from?
It’s time for Scotland to find a new home – in Canada
RIP Denis McGrath
Met Denis in 2001 when he was still working at Space. We have lost a great voice.
Justin Trudeau Brings Ivanka Trump to Broadway Show on Welcoming Outsiders
The play’s the thing?