Wednesday Link-Off: Follow the Money

elizabeth-olsen-captainamerica16-02It’s nice when good links just fall into your lap. For example, it’s not everyday that a Presidential candidates supporters launch a social media war against the other candidate or that two major American magazines spotlight the Canadian Prime Minister or that there is thematically appropriate news on 4/20.

Anyway, it’s Wednesday which means that we have to do the links. Let’s kick off with Elizabeth Olsen who has parlayed success as an indie movie darling to blockbuster movie paydays.

In one day, two Supreme Court rulings dismantled Stephen Harper’s tough-on-crime agenda. Losing in the court room, losing in polls. Boy, old Stevie’s had a rough eight or so months. (

Prime Minister Trudeau was named one of Time’s 100 most influential people the same week he landed a GQ cover. Not bad. (MacLean’s)

While it’s not about Attawapiskat, NPR looks at Inuit suicides in Greenland. (NPR)

A pro-Hilary super PAC has spent $1 million on a social media campaign to “correct” Bernie supporters on Reddit, Twitter and Facebook. (The Daily Beast)

And some Clinton supporters are accused of trying to get pro-Sanders Facebook groups shut down. (Paste Magazine)

I made the joke last week that the Canadian Government should introduce their marijuana legalization law on 4/20. They instead gave their first timeline for introducing the law on 4/20. Close enough. (The Globe and Mail)

It’s often said (and I don’t disagree) that piracy is more a result of a service problem than a money problem. With Netflix fighting back against VPN services, Canadians intend to go back to piracy to fill the gap that Netflix no longer serves. (CBC)

Doctors in England have walked out over working conditions under the NHS and negotiations over working hours and pay. It doesn’t seem like a big deal over here but one wonders if Health Canada is getting ideas from these negotiations. (Vice)

Volkswagen isn’t the only company cheating on their car tests. Mitsubishi admits to falsifying its fuel mileage tests. (CNN Money)


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