Are Middle-Class Canadians Still the World’s Richest?
Class is as much a state of mind as it is an accurate reflection of income or wealth. That’s why politicians as disparate as Mr. Trudeau, a Liberal, and Doug Ford, Ontario’s Conservative premier, can both claim to be fighting for middle-class voters. It’s also why the phrase will be unavoidable during the six months leading up to this year’s federal vote.
—Canada’s privacy commissioner said that Facebook thumbed its corporate nose at him after his office found that the company had illegally compromised the privacy of more than 600,000 Canadians. He’s now taking the social media giant to court.
—President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines has marked hundreds of tons of garbage from Canada with return to sender.
—A Canadian doctor who lectures at the University of Toronto is using iPhones to bring medical imaging to remote parts of Africa.
—In Opinion, a psychology student, Rob Henderson, tells how seeing a YouTube video of Jordan Peterson, the University of Toronto professor whose views many find offensive, changed his life.
—In June, DNA evidence from genealogical sites will be prominent at the trial of a man accused of killing a couple from British Columbia nearly 32 years ago.
—One thing is certain following the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs: no Canadian team will emerge as the champion.
—It seemed impossible, but a woman in Calgary had no vitamin D in her blood, nor the protein needed for her circulatory system to capture it. “That shouldn’t work,” a researcher said. “That person should not be alive.”
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—Even Huawei, the Chinese telecommunications giant whose chief financial officer remains under house arrest in Vancouver, has trouble when it comes to explaining who owns the company.
—Finland’s biggest craze and latest export is hobby horse riding. Really.
—A project funded by Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, and his wife, Priscilla Chan, a pediatrician, brought online learning to underfunded schools in Kansas. It has not been well received.
—President Trump’s tariffs on washing machines have generated $82 million for the United States Treasury but cost consumers $1.5 billion. They also created 1,800 jobs at a cost of $817,000 each.
—Sarah Lyall profiled the author and historian Jan Morris, 92: “Having reached her age and lived for equal amounts of time as a man and as a woman,” Ms. Lyall writes of her subject, “she says, the transition she made so long ago somehow feels less relevant.”