Sep 11, 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.
Global economic leaders agreed on a final declaration at the G20 summit, but the language surrounding Russia's invasion of Ukraine has softened since the leaders last met. [Global]
Trudeau expected to leave India Tuesday morning after plane breaks down
The Canadian Armed Forces sent a plane yesterday evening to pick up Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who is stranded in India after the plane he arrived on was grounded because of technical issues. [CP]
Pollster Greg Lyle says not only are the Liberals on the wrong side of the affordability issue, but he also sees ‘signs of a government that’s not playing its best game’ when it comes to issues management, and that's a problem. [Hill Times]
Under a settlement, Canada has provided the Williams Lake First Nation with $135 million in total compensation. [Global]
According to a recent survey, the government of Canada's estimated living expense for an international student is nearly half what a student in Toronto typically spends. [Global]
The lawyers defending two of the most prominent organizers of the "Freedom Convoy" protests are expected to make their case today to block nine Ottawa residents and business representatives from taking the stand. [CP]
 Le député indépendant Alain Rayes souhaite rentrer dans ses terres. Il ne sera donc pas candidat aux prochaines élections fédérales qui doivent avoir lieu d’ici deux ans au plus tard. [La Presse]
From the provinces
Manitoba NDP Leader Wab Kinew pledged more money for homecare workers, while Progressive Conservative Leader Heather Stefanson capped off her tour of the province's north as the provincial election campaign enters its second week. [CP]
The vote was held at the Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara — the gurdwara where its former president Hardeep Singh Nijjar was shot and killed in mid-June. Nijjar was a staunch supporter of the independence movement. [Global]
Protestors outside premier's home make first court appearance. [SaltWire]
Counter-disinformation is a growing industry. The information war with Russia has made Ukraine's startups uniquely adept at the work. [The Next Web]
The British government is resisting calls to label China a threat to the U.K.. The calls are coming from some politicians after the revelation that a researcher in Parliament was arrested earlier this year on suspicion of spying for Beijing. [AP]
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Tip of the Iceberg episode investigated how Facebook targets Palestinian content related to Israel. [Al Jazeera]
Can a $599 camera bring Polaroid back?
Review: The Polaroid I-2 is a $600 instant film camera that allows users to manually dial in settings. It took five years to develop and has an all new f/8 to f/64 lens plus a new integrated display in the viewfinder and a small screen on the back of the camera. But for as much innovation is present in the I-2 it still struggles to consistently produce great images. [The Verge via YouTube]

ChatGPT could help to increase vaccine uptake by debunking myths around jab safety, say the authors of a new study. [Science Daily]

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The Calendar
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  • 1100 ET: Bonavista, NL -   The Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans meets: Seal population study
  • 1100 ET: Quebec City - Public Services and Procurement Min Jean-Yves Duclos attends a dedication-to-service ceremony for CCGS Vincent Massey.
  • 1345 ET: Elliston, NL -   The Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans meets: Seal population study