Yesterday’s News: Monday, 30 May 2011
We haven’t done one of these in a while, and I’d like to get back in the habit of it. So here’s a look at a bunch of interesting stuff that happened yesterday, on the web and elsewhere.
- The Globe and Mail reported on the mysterious disappearance of “dozens of pages” from the archived RCMP intelligence file on Canadian socialist icon Tommy Douglas
- They also reported on proposed Conservative legislation that would “bring about the most important changes to the Senate since Confederation,” imposing term limits on senators and allowing provinces to hold senate elections whenever seats become available
- The Health Council of Canada announced that despite an investment of seven years and billions of dollars, Canada’s health care system has only made incremental progress toward the goals set in 2004
- Three people were wounded at an early morning shooting at an after-hours club in Kensington Market
- The Toronto Star ran a profile of a new study that offers hope for those at risk of relapse into depression, based on differences in brain activity between subjects who relapsed under testing and those who didn’t
- They also took the time to cover this thing
- Crooks and Liars noted that despite a poll showing that only 17% of Republicans hold a “strongly favourable” view of Sarah Palin, former presidential candidate and running mate John McCain actually believes that she could beat Barack Obama in 2012, even though he made short work of the both of them in 2008
- The CBC, meanwhile, reported on a “significant and tenacious” cyberattack on US defense contractor Lockheed Martin
- The NME collected a series of tributes to Gil Scott-Heron, who passed away on Friday at the age of sixty-two
- Also in the NME, Lady Gaga helped me win a year-old good-natured argument with my wife by announcing that she, like me, hates the video for “Telephone”
- Speaking of bad news for my wife – and just about everyone else, in this case – Kate Bush apparently has no plans whatsoever to play live again
- Dumb Little Man posted a list of five “quietly powerful strategies to ‘press play’ on your dream life”
There you have it! Good to be back. I’ll do my best to keep this up from now on.
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