Jun 2, 2024
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.
Defence Minister Bill Blair says Canada will be sending Royal Canadian Navy vessels to support the Indo-Pacific Strategy in the coming days. [CP]
A third member of the House of Commons leadership team is in the hot seat as accusations fly over allegedly partisan online posts featuring MPs who sit in the Speaker's chair. [CP]
Does Mark Carney want Justin Trudeau’s job?
Ever eager to poke at Trudeau, the Conservatives have taken to calling Carney “the next Liberal leader.” But there are signs the Tories are taking him seriously, just in case. In April, Poilievre debuted a new nickname in Parliament, when he lampooned him as “Carbon Tax Carney.” Other Conservatives have tried to paint Carney as an elitist, a would-be politician with ”Bay Street buddies” who plans to descend from his ”ivory tower” to take over the Liberal party. [TorStar]
Research suggests the Liberals may be fighting a losing battle when it comes to carbon pricing. [Global]
Almost certain you'll enjoy this conversation 👆 in which very Liberal podcast host Nate Erskine-Smith -- MP for the progressive Toronto riding of Beaches--East York -- chats with the very Conservative Arnold Viersen -- MP for the solid blue northeastern Alberta riding of Peace River--Westlock. [Uncommonspod]
From the Provinces
Saskatchewan's attorney general says the province will join Newfoundland and Labrador in its challenge of the federal government's equalization formula. [CBC]
There will be a number of new faces entering the political scene, while some will be leaving for new opportunities. [Global]

Quesnel mayor Ron Paull has filed a court petition to overturn sanctions imposed on him after his wife allegedly circulated a controversial book about residential schools. [Global]
Biden's Gaza plan 'not a good deal' but Israel accepts it, Netanyahu aide says
An aide to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu confirmed on Sunday that Israel had accepted a framework deal for winding down the Gaza war now being advanced by U.S. President Joe Biden, though he described it as flawed and in need of much more work. [Reuters]

Spain has blocked Meta from rolling out election-focused features on Facebook and Instagram in the country, citing data protection concerns. A data protection agency called the company’s planned treatment of user information "unnecessary, disproportionate and excessive." [Endgadget]

More than half of Americans (58%) say they are following news about candidates for the 2024 presidential election very or fairly closely. [Pew Research Center]

Journalists “deeply troubled” by OpenAI’s content deals with Vox, The Atlantic
"Alarmed" writers unions question transparency of AI training deals with ChatGPT maker. [Ars Technica]
The University of Waterloo says a group of researchers at the school have developed a program which will detect hate speech on social media platforms. [Global]
Last year, Hoodline began filling its site with AI-generated articles, and Zachary Chen, chief executive of Hoodline parent company Impress3, defended the practice. [CNN]
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Science and Tech
Here's how to get the most out of Threads' new columns feature. [CNet]
The Calendar
  • 1000 ET: Halifax - Housing and Infrastructure Min Sean Fraser and LPC MP Andy Filmore make a funding announcement. 
  • 1230 ET: Toronto - Deputy PM and Fin Min Chrystia Freeland and Women and Gender Equality Min Marci Ien make an announcement and speak to reporters.
  • 1400 ET: Edmonton - The third Alberta NDP Leadership debate begins.
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