TIFF announces awards and People’s Choice winner for 2022

TIFF announces awards and People’s Choice winner for 2022

The TIFF awards and People’s Choice winner have been revealed after almost 200 films – some buzz worthy, some international faves, a bunch that are Toronto centric, and a slew of programmer’s faves. Yes, we are finally wrapping this return to full in-person screenings at the Toronto International Film Festival. As fest head Cameron Bailey … Read more

5 movies that could win the People’s Choice Award at TIFF 2022

5 movies that could win the People’s Choice Award at TIFF 2022

Every year the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) bestows its top prize to a film chosen by audiences. First presented in 1978, previous recipients of the People’s Choice award include beloved masterpieces, multiple Best Picture Winners, under-the-radar gems and more. This year’s slate includes a number of festival faves, world prems, and other titles that have … Read more

Melbourne man vows to fight for Malaysia Airlines refund after flights cancelled during pandemic

Melbourne man vows to fight for Malaysia Airlines refund after flights cancelled during pandemic

A Melbourne man who refused to accept credit for international flights cancelled at the height of the pandemic has taken up the fight for a full refund. Key points: Mehul Patel said using the credit he was offered by Malaysia Airlines was unviable Choice lodged a complaint with the ACCC about Qantas’ flight credit policy … Read more

Voting wraps up in Conservative leadership race ahead of convention; Bergen won’t run in next federal election

Voting wraps up in Conservative leadership race ahead of convention; Bergen won’t run in next federal election

Interim Conservative leader Candice Bergen speaks in the House of Commons, in Ottawa, on June 22.Justin Tang/The Canadian Press With its leadership election wrapping up Saturday, the clock is ticking towards the final deadline for Conservative party members to have their say. Ballots must be received by 5 p.m. Ottawa time on Tuesday in order … Read more

Abortion rights march draws crowd of 1,000 in downtown Winston-Salem | Local News

Abortion rights march draws crowd of 1,000 in downtown Winston-Salem | Local News

Jessica Cunningham’s mother fought for a woman’s right to have an abortion in the years before Roe V. Wade became law in 1973. On Saturday, Cunningham, wearing a Mind Your Own Uterus T-shirt, was following in her mother’s footsteps, joining about 1,000 people who marched about three blocks down Fourth Street to the Federal Building … Read more

BVC examines the ‘Age of Cage’ | Books

BVC examines the ‘Age of Cage’ | Books

I’m taking a week to rest, see some new movies and regenerate, as we approach 2022’s mid-point. This week, I’m taking this space to recommend a new book, because I can’t write well unless I’m reading something. With the meta-reflexive comedy “The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent” still playing at Regal, it’s perfect timing for … Read more

Planned Parenthood calls Rick Caruso over donations to anti-abortion-rights candidates

Planned Parenthood calls Rick Caruso over donations to anti-abortion-rights candidates

LOS ANGELES (CNS) — Planned Parenthood Advocacy Project’s Los Angeles chapter is calling on mayoral candidate and billionaire real estate developer Rick Caruso to apologize for funding anti-abortion rights candidates in light of news that the U.S. Supreme Court is poised to overturn the landmark abortion-rights decision Roe v. Wade. Following news that Politico obtained … Read more

When will there be a federal ICAC or anti-corruption commission? What do the parties promise?

When will there be a federal ICAC or anti-corruption commission?  What do the parties promise?

Barnaby Joyce does not think many Australians will actually worry that a national anti-corruption watchdog is still a dream when they cast their vote. The Deputy Prime Minister’s recent comments on why the coalition has departed from its 2019 election promise to establish a Commonwealth Integrity Commission show the political calculation made in the run-up … Read more

France: EU fraud agency investigates candidate Le Pen

France: EU fraud agency investigates candidate Le Pen

PARIS (AP) – Paris prosecutors are studying a report by the EU Fraud Office accusing French right-wing extremist presidential candidate Marine Le Pen and other members of her nationalist party of abusing public funds while serving in the European Parliament. The report was revealed by the French investigative news site Mediapart a few days before … Read more

The election campaign goes so far back to the future that it is prehistoric for Morrison and Albanese

The election campaign goes so far back to the future that it is prehistoric for Morrison and Albanese

Our entire country has been devastated by a pandemic. Our national budget is a river of death. Demagogues pursue the earth. Fires and floods have knelt right in our slippers. If our collective situation was a Bible book club, it would be directly to the Revelations. The grasshopper plagues are expected every moment. So why … Read more