Doug Ford sent me a refund of $ 440 for license plate renewal, but I wish he had not done so

Doug Ford sent me a refund of $ 440 for license plate renewal, but I wish he had not done so

Politicians often try to bribe voters with their own money. As election season rolls around, you can count on them tossing around with targeted puppets of public funds in an attempt to win key rides and ballot papers. Usually, though, the bribe is a little less obvious than the check that arrived at my home … Read more

Arrest made, another man wanted in case of missing Ontario woman abducted in Wasaga Beach

Arrest made, another man wanted in case of missing Ontario woman abducted in Wasaga Beach

Investigators are appealing to the public for information that could help them find Elnaz Hajtamiri, who was abducted from a home in Wasaga Beach, Ont., Three months ago.The Canadian press A man has been arrested and another man is wanted in connection with a vicious assault on a woman in Ontario last December – an … Read more

Canadian author Emily St. John Mandel on creative ruthlessness, time travel and her favorite science fiction novels

Canadian author Emily St.  John Mandel on creative ruthlessness, time travel and her favorite science fiction novels

Emily St. John Mandel outside his Echo Park office in Los Angeles, California, on March 30th.MORGAN LIEBERMAN / For The Globe and Mail As a teenager, Emily loved St. John Mandel to read science fiction, especially stories about time travel. Now the Vancouver Island-born, New York City-based author is writing books on similar topics, including … Read more

Opinion: Ottawa still provides economic criminal treatment with child gloves

Opinion: Ottawa still provides economic criminal treatment with child gloves

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau seems to have a fleeting sense of urgency when it comes to fighting economic crime. Sure, his government cracked down on these hooligan truckers by invoking the emergency law to cut funding for their so-called freedom convoy. But new proposals contained in the federal budget – apparently to bolster our anti-money … Read more

Opinion: Ottawa still provides economic criminal treatment with child gloves

Opinion: Ottawa still provides economic criminal treatment with child gloves

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau seems to have a fleeting sense of urgency when it comes to fighting economic crime. Sure, his government cracked down on these hooligan truckers by invoking the emergency law to cut funding for their so-called freedom convoy. But new proposals contained in the federal budget – apparently to bolster our anti-money … Read more

Review: Michael Bay’s eye-catching ambulance makes Marvel movies look like dumpster juice

Review: Michael Bay’s eye-catching ambulance makes Marvel movies look like dumpster juice

Eiza González plays paramedic Camille ‘Cam’ Thompson in Michael Bay’s new film Ambulance.Andrew Cooper / Universal Pictures Ambulance Directed by Michael Bay Written by Chris Fedak Cast Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jake Gyllenhaal and Eiza Gonzalez Classification R; 136 minutes Opens in the cinema April 8 The critic’s choice In his latest film, 2019’s infatuated Netflix … Read more

Less than 1 percent of applications for Ottawa’s Black Entrepreneurship Loan Fund approved the first year

Less than 1 percent of applications for Ottawa’s Black Entrepreneurship Loan Fund approved the first year

Sherif Ganiyu is working on the renovation of his company, Titi African Foods Grocery Store, in Richmond Hill, Ont., On April 3rd.Tijana Martin / The Globe and Mail The federal government’s Black Entrepreneurship Loan Fund has approved only about 100 out of 16,000 applications, a situation that has caused financial distress to some of those … Read more

The Grammys in 2022 start at 20.00. Here is who is nominated, who is performing and everything else you need to know

The Grammys in 2022 start at  20.00.  Here is who is nominated, who is performing and everything else you need to know

The top nominees for the upcoming Grammy Awards, top row from left, Jon Baptiste with 11 nominations, Justin Bieber, Doja Cat and HERE, each with eight nominations and Billie Eilish and Olivia Rodrigo with seven nominations each.Associated Press The Grammys are upon us. Sunday’s 64th annual event will focus on the performances of talented musicians … Read more

How an argument on Twitter cost author Lauren Hough a Lambda Award nomination

How an argument on Twitter cost author Lauren Hough a Lambda Award nomination

Memorial author Lauren Hough.KARL POSS IV / New York Times News Service We live in a time of two competing and deeply different forms of discourse. One of them, literature, is a space for deep thinking on complex issues, but the emerging medium, Twitter, is more interested in condemnation and moral outrage. When Twitter tackles … Read more

HarperCollins, Rosemary Sullivan stands by The Betrayal of Anne Frank book after Dutch version pulled from the shelves

HarperCollins, Rosemary Sullivan stands by The Betrayal of Anne Frank book after Dutch version pulled from the shelves

Copies of the Dutch edition of Canadian author Rosemary Sullivan’s The Betrayal of Anne Frank on display at a bookstore in The Hague on 2 February.SEM VAN DER WAL / AFP / Getty Images HarperCollins and Canadian author Rosemary Sullivan stand by a recently published book about an investigation into who betrayed Anne Frank – … Read more