Mar 3, 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.
Trudeau meets Italian PM in Toronto, discusses collaboration plans
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with his Italian counterpart in Toronto on Saturday, the pair said they agreed to establish the Canada-Italy Roadmap for Enhanced Cooperation. [Global]
A Toronto event where Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was scheduled to host his Italian counterpart was cancelled on Saturday due to security concerns as hundreds of pro-Palestinian protesters gathered outside the venue, a spokesperson for the Prime Minister's Office said. [CBC]

[Six MPs surveyed] stressed the need to institutionalize language rights training, they paid close attention to their own use of French in Parliament, they saw the advantage of bilingualism to better serve their constituents, and identified the particular challenges of interacting with French-language media. [Policy Options]

From the Provinces

The final days of the fourth session of the 29th Legislature are set to begin on Monday afternoon. [Regina Leader Post]

Manitoba is hoping a new five-point plan to strengthen its bail system will help keep communities safe and target the perception of a revolving door justice system in the province. [Global]

Kenya Signs Deal With Haiti to Send 1,000 Police to Caribbean
The two countries are pushing ahead with the plan despite criticism from Kenyan rights groups and opposition from a Kenyan court. [NYT]
Majority of Biden’s 2020 Voters Now Say He’s Too Old to Be Effective
A New York Times/Siena College poll revealed how much even his supporters worry about his age, intensifying what has become a grave threat to his re-election bid. [NYT]
Martin Laflamme reviews two books on modern-day China by two Canadian authors: The Dean of Shandong: Confessions of a Minor Bureaucrat at a Chinese University by Daniel A. Bell and Les angoisses de ma prof de chinois: Où s’en va la Chine? by Jean-François Lépine
and finds Lépine's book more satisfying. - DA [Literary Review of Canada]
The European Parliament decided to ban Amazon representatives from accessing its buildings, due to multiple events where the global retailing giant did not attend meetings requested by members of the European Parliament. [Euractiv]
Focusing on what truly moves voters will prevent your candidate from making some common mistakes that lead to unsuccessful campaigns. [Campaigns and Elections]

The journalist, Catherine Herridge, had reported on an F.B.I. investigation of a scientist’s Chinese ties. She was held in contempt of court. [NYT]

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This Hardware Company May Be the Next Apple!
Ever seen a synthesizer that looks like a calculator? That's Teenage Engineering! This Swedish company is shaking up the electronic music world with their unique, pocket-sized instruments. Get an inside look at the philosophy, the gear (OP-1, OP-Z, Pocket Operators...), and why musicians love their quirky creations. [YouTube]

If you need to monitor changes to a website, one option is VisualPing.  VisualPing allows you to monitor either visual changes or changes to the text. [SLAW blog]

Issued this day ...
… in 1947: Scott #274. Alexander Graham Bell. Design: Herman Herbert Schwarz.