About 12 million Canadian households subscribe to traditional television packages, compared with two million for Netflix. But Netflix is on a different trajectory, doubling its number of subscribers in the past year as it bulks up on content and introduces original shows
It was a study with life-saving potential. For the first time, federal government engineers were examining whether side skirts, attached to trucks to reduce fuel costs, could also prevent cyclists from getting crushed under the big rigs.
With funding secured and researchers in place, the innovative study was about to shift into its second phase when Transport Canada suddenly scrapped further testing last fall. The transportation regulator contended there was no point in moving forward because it had found no research to show truck skirts could make streets safer.
In this way, Bullseye is the perfect symbol for Target Corp. itself: projecting a colourful, friendly image but at the same time guarded, often silent, and maintaining an iron grip on its message. Even the most benign questions, if they stray off-script, are unwelcome.
[I]n an environment in which publishers are finding it necessary to charge for their content just to keep the lights on – the Toronto Star this week announced it was laying off 55 employees amid a continuing drop in ad revenue – freely distributed news stories already present enough competition. From the perspective of those legacy publishers, having taxpayers subsidize the competition just seems needlessly cruel.
If this is truly a “conservative” era, as advocates are wont to declare, then the era has not shown up in a significant and permanent shift in popular vote in federal elections for this party iteration of the conservative cause.
History will soon be tapping conservatives on the shoulder, reminding them that, whatever the comforts of today, the most lethal of political adversaries worms its way inevitably and inexorably into the country’s consciousness: “time for a change.
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David Topping writes about OpenFiles’ financial struggles post-“pause” and unintentionally demonstrates why it’s so difficult to make content-centric publications work in the Canadian digital mediascape.
Immigration Minister Jason Kenney says the Conservative government wants to give Ottawa the power to revoke citizenship from Canadians who go abroad to commit terrorism or acts of war against this country.