I read Leaving Doone https://ift.tt/2MMYAeL Two days are especially vivid in Felix Ndayitwayeko’s memories of Fredericton. The first is the day he arrived, excited and hopeful about a new life after years in a refugee camp. via IFTTT

I read An Extraordinary Conversation Between Michaela Coel and Donald Glover https://ift.tt/2S6KLa6 The two most influential black voices working in television today, on Zoom and speaking freely: From ego death and mutant subcultures to lockdown Bibles and small-screen medicine, via family planning, interracial sex, the search for identity, empathy and context and much, much more. […]

I read Tim Hortons Is Just Another Exploitative Fast-Food Chain https://ift.tt/3beKL08 For years, it seemed like Tim Hortons’ supremacy in Canada was untouchable. Their brand was woven into the fabric of Canadian identity unlike almost any other. via IFTTT

I read Legislation forcing Facebook, Google to pay for news content to come this year https://ift.tt/3tshBnj OTTAWA — Canadian Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault is promising legislation this year to ensure tech giants like Google and Facebook pay for the news content they disseminate on their platforms. via IFTTT

I read Art has value in political settings: Former Fredericton Poet Laureate Jenna Lyn Albert https://ift.tt/3pYxEac Editor’s note: The Fredericton Cultural Laureate position was created in 2016 and inaugurated by Ian Letourneau. Jenna Lyn Albert was Poet Laureate from January of 2019. via IFTTT

I read Kate Rogers, only woman on Fredericton council, seeks mayor’s job https://ift.tt/3aCVou6 Coun. Kate Rogers, who once noted a sometimes “toxic” climate on the male-dominated Fredericton council, will run for the mayor’s job this spring. Rogers announced her plan to run in the May 10 election in a two-minute video posted to Twitter on Wednesday. […]

I read ‘Fake as Fuck.’ Ex-Politician Details Racism in Ottawa, Blowout with Trudeau https://ift.tt/2YK7LPo It was the aftermath of a public row with former Conservative politician Maxime Bernier that crystallized a feeling for Celina Caesar-Chavannes that she didn’t belong on Parliament Hill. via IFTTT

I read Rennie Davis, ‘Chicago Seven’ activist, dies at 80 https://ift.tt/3oTIHA3 DENVER — Rennie Davis, one of the “Chicago Seven” activists who was tried for organizing an anti-Vietnam War protest outside the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago in which thousands clashed with police in a bloody confrontation that horrified a nation watching live on […]

I read Ethical Tech Starts With Addressing Ethical Debt https://ift.tt/35FLAOW Awful people will use technology to do awful things. This is a universal truth that applies to almost any technology that facilitates communication and interaction, no matter how well intentioned it might be. Something as innocuous as Google Drive can be a vector for harassment. […]

I read After the Capitol riots, Ottawa draws lessons about social media regulation https://ift.tt/3p92iNw Donald Trump and thousands of accounts supporting him were given the boot by social media companies in the wake of the Capitol riots this month, but Ottawa says that even as internet giants crack down on bad actors, government intervention is […]