Extra, Extra: Amanda Lang Allegations, the Tory Scorecard, and More Cold Weather
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Extra, Extra: Amanda Lang Allegations, the Tory Scorecard, and More Cold Weather

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  • Actually, it’s about ethics in business journalism. Canadaland reports that Amanda Lang, CBC’s senior business correspondent, tried to undermine an investigative report on temporary foreign workers employed by RBC. The media criticism outlet points to six instances in which Lang received speaking fees (reportedly of up to $15,000) at RBC-sponsored events. When Canadaland last criticized Lang’s journalism, she chalked it up to “haters hate,” which is a peculiar way for a potential Mansbridge replacement to shake it off.
  • An essential service during the Rob Ford era, Metro‘s city council scorecard makes its return for John Tory’s mayoralty with a look at key votes from the first council meeting of the term. Compiled by journalist Matt Elliott, the scorecard became a must-read to track the continually shifting makeup of council as Rob Ford alienated allies with his policy proposals, behaviour, and general Rob Fordness. It is unlikely we will see as many lost votes or political crises in the Tory era, but councillors, lobbyists, and politicos will still have the page bookmarked.
  • Just after one cold-weather alert was lifted, another has been put in place. Overnight temperatures could reach as low as -18 C, and that doesn’t include wind chill. So throw on an extra blanket tonight, or shamelessly rock your Onesie.

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