Sep 15, 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.
Ottawa summons major grocery CEOs to talk lowering food prices — or else
The companies are being tasked with coming up with a plan to stabilize prices by Thanksgiving, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said, warning the government is prepared to act. [Global]
Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre released Thursday a housing plan he said would fast-track the construction of new homes in Canada as the country grapples with an acute shortage of affordable places to live. [CBC]
CSAAA president Wes Winkel says his organization has had monthly meetings with public safety officials he believes underestimated the complexity of a gun buyback. [Global]
The government said Canadians who joined ISIS would face the 'full force' of the law, but not a single woman who lived under ISIS has yet been convicted. [Global]
From the provinces
Manitoba NDP leader drives home hospital plan, Tories focus on economy
Hospitals are becoming a familiar backdrop for the New Democrats in the Manitoba election campaign. [CP]
Candidates in the Ontario Liberal Party's race to become the next leader kicked off the first official debate Thursday by taking aim at perceived front-runner Bonnie Crombie. [Global]
Websites for Yukon, Manitoba, Prince Edward Island and Nunavut were all inaccessible throughout the day Thursday. P.E.I. and Yukon said cyberattacks were behind their shutdowns. [Global]
Alberta’s premier rode into office declaring war on the federal government—and won by a tiny margin. Can she keep her rebellious rural base happy, without sparking a national crisis? [Maclean's]
“I think we’ve got a very compelling story to tell about what the future of this energy transition looks like,” said Smith. Critics have said CCUS technology is too expensive, can’t compete with renewables, and won’t meet climate goals. [Edmonton Journal]
Quebec Premier François Legault will speak about the environment at the United Nations in New York next week, the Canadian Press has learned. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres invited Legault to attend the UN General Assembly and participate in the first Climate Ambition Summit. [CTV]

Twila Grosse made history Thursday in becoming the first Black woman in Nova Scotia history appointed to the provincial cabinet. [CP]

Official Opposition says it has “no formal relationship” with any federal political party. [Yukon News]
Donald Trump says it's 'very unlikely' he'd pardon himself if elected
In an interview with NBC's "Meet the Press," former President Donald Trump said that in his final days in office, he told people, "The last thing I’d ever do is give myself a pardon." [NBC ]
The C.D.C. on Tuesday recommended at least one dose of the updated Covid-19 vaccines for most Americans six months and older. [NYT]
Even as insurers flee California, lawmakers couldn't hammer out a deal to fix the collapsing market. Inaction will only make disasters more expensive. [LA Times]

Ukraine's military offensive is making only limited progress. This is contributing to a debate on whether the U.S. needs to send even more powerful arms, or try to lay the groundwork for peace talks. [NPR]

While the floods were unprecedented, experts argue that years of neglect and corruption worsened the tragedy. [Al-Jazeera]
The Dominican president said the military would enforce the measure on Friday morning. Experts warned the closure could deepen Haiti’s economic crisis. [NYT]
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The Kyiv Independent’s Editor-in-Chief Olga Rudenko received this year’s special prize of the Hanns-Joachim Friedrichs Award, recognizing excellence in journalism. [Kyiv Independent]
After 15 years of fighting deportation attempts, a Mexican journalist seeking refuge from death threats in his home country has finally won asylum in the U.S. [KFOX}
This EV smashed the world record for distance on a single charge
At 103 miles/kWh, the car is 25 times more efficient than any EV on sale. [Ars Technica]
An upcoming change to OneDrive will let you view, rename, move, copy, and delete files without internet access. [ZDNet]
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The Calendar
  • 0900 ET: Ottawa - International Trade Min Mary Ng speaks at the opening of a meeting with provincial and territorial counterparats.
  • 930 ET: Concord, ON - LPC MP Francesco Sorbara makes a funding announcement. 
  • 930 ET: Berwick, NS - LP MP Kody Blois makes a funding announcement. 
  • 1030 ET: Richmond Hill, ON - LPC MP Majid Jowhari  makes an infrastructure funding announcement.
  • 1130 ET: Toronto - PM Trudeau meets with Portugal President Marcelle Rebelo de Sousa
  • 1200 ET: Windsor, NS - LP MP Kody Blois  makes an infrastructure funding announcement.
  • 1300 ET: Kitchener, ON - Immigration Min Marc Miller participates in a citizenship ceremony.
  • 1345 ET: Toronto  - PM Trudeau will attend the opening ceremony for a Portuguese Diaspora photo exhibit.
  • 1430 ET: Toronto - PM Trudeau will convene the Incident Response Group to discuss Hurricane Lee
  • 1455 ET: Ottawa, - International Trade Min Mary Ng speaks at the closing of a meeting with provincial and territorial counterparats.
  • 1600 ET: Vancouver - GPC MP Elizabeth  May participates in a march to end fossil fuel use.
  • 2000 ET: Waterloo, ON - GPC MP Mike Morrice attends the Waterloo Climate Vigil.
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Issued this day in 1995: Scott #1574: The Arctic - Polar bear, caribou. Design: Malcolm Waddell.