Weekly News Roundup (Feb. 1)

By: Brittany Green

 Top Stories this Week

Bell Media announces nationwide layoffs (CRTC) https://www.pressreader.com/canada/toronto-star/20170201/281956017512883

Good riddance to a bogus boreal forest ‘agreement’ (Defamation Canada) https://www.pressreader.com/canada/national-post-latest-edition/20170201/282243780321586

Fired CRTC commissioner takes cabinet dismissal to court; On the recommendation of Heritage Minister Melanie Joly, Raj Shoan was fired as regional commissioner for Ontario (CRTC) http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/fired-crtc-commissioner-takes-cabinet-dismissal-to-court/article33847866/

Use your loyalty to bargain with department stores; Sears customer service falls short over points redemption, until a Star columnist gets involved (Access to Information Canada) https://www.thestar.com/business/2017/01/31/use-your-loyalty-to-bargain-with-department-stores-roseman.html

Accessibility advocate appeals access to information fee (Access to Information Canada) https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2017/01/30/accessibility-advocate-appeals-access-to-information-fee.html

Top International News

Mystery over Chinese tycoon’s disappearance from Hong Kong (Censorship International) http://www.cp24.com/world/mystery-over-chinese-tycoon-s-disappearance-from-hong-kong-1.3265968

Breitbart speaker at Berkeley stirs debate over free speech (Defamation International) http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/nation-world/sns-bc-us–free-speech-or-hate-speech-20170131-story.html

Weekly News Roundup (Jan.26)

 By: Brittany Green

Top Stories this Week

Ottawa still failing to provide health care on reserves: report (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawa-still-failing-to-provide-adequate-health-care-on-reserves-report/article33746065/)

Greenpeace argues Resolute racketeering suit ‘brute force’ intimidation (http://www.nationalobserver.com/2017/01/24/news/greenpeace-argues-resolute-racketeering-suit-brute-force-intimidation)

Judges rules in favour of university in open-records case (http://www.metronews.ca/news/world/2017/01/24/judges-rules-in-favour-of-university-in-open-records-case.html)

Help wanted: Ottawa posts top CRTC job; The federal government is officially looking for applicants for the top job at Canada’s telecom and broadcast regulator. (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/help-wanted-ottawa-posts-top-crtc-job/article33712613/)

Top International News

French internet censorship rose sharply in 2016 (https://www.google.ca/search?q=French+internet+censorship+rose+sharply+in+2016&rlz=1C5CHFA_enCA709CA709&oq=French+internet+censorship+rose+sharply+in+2016&aqs=chrome..69i57.365j0j4&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8)

China cracks down on tools used to get around web filters (http://www.businessinsider.com/ap-china-cracks-down-on-tools-used-to-get-around-web-filters-2017-1)