Extra, Extra: CBC Releases Ghomeshi Report, Formerly Homeless Toronto Woman Crowdfunds Harvard Tuition, and a Bold Raccoon Climbs High
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Extra, Extra: CBC Releases Ghomeshi Report, Formerly Homeless Toronto Woman Crowdfunds Harvard Tuition, and a Bold Raccoon Climbs High

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  • The CBC failed to give its staff a workplace “free from disrespectful and abusive behaviour,” according to a report released today by an independent investigator hired to probe the corporation’s handling of former radio host Jian Ghomeshi. Two senior managers at the CBC, radio executive Chris Boyce and human resources executive Todd Spencer, have left the corporation after being placed on leave in January. The report’s release today also coincided with 244 CBC staff layoffs across the country.
  • Toni Morgan, a once-homeless high school dropout, is headed for Harvard. The 32-year-old launched a crowdfunding campaign to cover the $71,000 necessary to cover her tuition and housing costs in order to complete a Masters of Education program at the Ivy League institution. She says: “I will live on a park bench if it means I can attend this school.”
  • One brave raccoonclimbed over 200 meters up a tower crane this morning, earning the critter a solid 15 minutes of Internet fame after the crane’s operator, Rob MacFarlane, tweeted an image of the event. To paraphrase the original tweet, it wasn’t us, either.

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