Oct 3, 2023
David Akin's Roundup
Clippings of #cdnpoli, #media, and #tech content aimed at those with an interest in Canadian politics and policy. And sometimes Canadian postage stamps.
Anthony Rota stepped down from the role a week ago amid international controversy over his actions during a recent visit by Ukraine's president.
From the provinces
NDP must break "Blue Wall of Cabinet Ministers" to win power in Manitoba
A band of ridings in Winnipeg where ministers in Heather Stefanson's cabinet are the incumbent PC candidates must stay blue if Stefanson is to prevail in today's Manitoba election. [Global]
During her first appearance in Winnipeg in more than a week, Manitoba's Progressive Conservative Leader Heather Stefanson stood by her party's decision to take out billboard and newspaper ad that highlighted her government's decision not to search a landfill for the remains of two First Nations women on the final day of campaigning ahead of Tuesday's provincial election. [CP]
The PQ winner in Jean-Talon, Pascal Paradis, becomes the party's fourth MNA. [Montreal Gazette]
Conservative Party of B.C. Leader John Rustad made an online post critics say compares B.C.'s school resources for sexual orientation and gender identity to residential schools. [Global]

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Trump’s Fraud Trial Starts With Attacks on Attorney General and Judge
Donald J. Trump appeared in court as lawyers for New York’s attorney general, Letitia James, painted him as a fraudster. His lawyers said she was out to get the former president. [NYT]
Tomorrow,  the Vatican will open an unprecedented gathering of Catholic clergy and laypeople from around the world. And the meeting features a liberalizing Pope versus many conservative cardinals who will argue over the role of women in the church, same sex unions, and other social issues.  [AP]
Rift between Ottawa and New Delhi deepens over the murder of Canadian Sikh separatist. [Financial Times]
Laptops and mobile phones were taken away as part of the investigation into the media company NewsClick. [Al Jazeera]
A growing number of individuals are using apps to block access to social media and the internet. [BBC]
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Who Is OpenAI’s Sam Altman? Meet the Oppenheimer of Our Age
He insists the artificial intelligence he is creating could destroy civilization even as he hastens its advancement. Do we know enough about him? [NY Mag]
Mr. Hanks and the CBS anchor Gayle King both said their likenesses were used in unauthorized advertisements, as worries have grown over the unregulated use of artificial intelligence. [NYT]
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Issued this day in 1962: Sc 405: Queen Elizabeth II - Cameo Issue. Design: Ernst Roch.