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Facebook whistleblower rekindles questions about cracking down on Facebook in Canada
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Facebook whistleblower rekindles questions about cracking down on Facebook in Canada

OTTAWA — The fallout from a Facebook whistleblower’s explosive revelations this month continues to descend on Canada as politicians and experts grapple with how to regulate Big Tech amid renewed questions on the harm it can wreak. A prolonged “techlash” over the past few years has seen western countries adopt varying degrees of platform regulation,...

‘We have made the impossible possible’: Calgary, Edmonton celebrate mayoral firsts
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‘We have made the impossible possible’: Calgary, Edmonton celebrate mayoral firsts

Alberta’s two major cities are set to make history in their mayoral races after Monday’s municipal elections across the province. Jyoti Gondek is to become Calgary’s first female mayor and Edmonton voters appear to have elected the city’s first person of colour as mayor. Gondek will replace Naheed Nenshi, who held the city’s top job...

Green Party lays off core staff members amid financial drought, internal strife
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Green Party lays off core staff members amid financial drought, internal strife

OTTAWA — Layoffs are once again hitting the Green Party as party brass look to shave costs amid persistent financial and political woes. The Greens are temporarily laying off half of their staff, or about 10 employees, effective Tuesday, according to three senior party officials who were granted anonymity because they were not authorized to...

Whistleblower says Facebook apps ‘harm children, stoke division’
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Whistleblower says Facebook apps ‘harm children, stoke division’

WASHINGTON – Facebook knows its family of apps causes sweeping damage across a number of areas, but chooses to ignore its problems in preference for profit, a whistleblower alleged Tuesday. Frances Haugen, an ex-Facebook product manager who leaked a trove of internal documents to the Wall Street Journal in what has become a public relations nightmare...