News: Weekend Reads

Ghomeshi case not over before the former radio host speaks

Wednesday  19:46,   07 december 2016
Maclean's

Ghomeshi case not over before the former radio host speaksAs of late Monday afternoon, the Ministry of the Attorney General would not confirm that the case could be settled without a trial.  “The ministry does not comment on criminal cases before[...]

Statement from Kathryn Borel on Jian Ghomeshi

Wednesday  19:46,   07 december 2016
The Globe and Mail

Statement from Kathryn Borel on Jian GhomeshiHi everyone. Thank you for coming out and listening. My name is Kathryn Borel. In December of 2014, I pressed sexual assault charges against Jian Ghomeshi. As you know, Mr. Ghomeshi initially denied all[...]

The Jian Ghomeshi legal saga just ended with little more than an apology

Wednesday  19:45,   07 december 2016
The Washington Post

After the radio host was acquitted in a first sexual-assault trial, plans for a second were dropped.The long-running legal drama surrounding embattled former Canadian broadcasting star Jian Ghomeshi came to an end Wednesday, when he signed a peace[...]

Marie Henein hopes public can move on from Ghomeshi case

Wednesday  19:45,   07 december 2016
Huffington Post Canada

After sexual assault charges against Jian Ghomeshi were withdrawn Wednesday, his lawyer said she hopes the public can move on from the case. In her statement to the court, Marie Henein said her client has gone through a difficult time. During the[...]

Ghomeshi's therapist explored power dynamics and control

Wednesday  19:45,   07 december 2016
Huffington Post Canada

In a statement filed in court by Jian Ghomeshi's therapist, the letter reveals the former CBC host and his therapist covered topics around power dynamics, control and managing anxiety. Ghomeshi, 48, apologized in court on Wednesday for his[...]

Ashley Csanady: Sorry, CBC, apologies are not enough for the institutional neglect that let Ghomeshi rise

Wednesday  19:41,   07 december 2016
National Post

The last criminal charges were withdrawn Wednesday against former CBC radio host Jian Ghomeshi, but the national broadcaster has more questions than ever to answerIt’s been a long 18 months, give or take, since the news of the allegations against[...]

Ghomeshi: End of the trial—and start of a redemption tour?

Wednesday  19:40,   07 december 2016
Maclean's

We heard directly from Jian Ghomeshi for the first time since that first infamous Facebook post, and if he's to be believed, it's a transformed Ghomeshi who's speakingToday’s court appearance, which lasted less than 30 minutes,[...]

Reevely: In a broken Senate, Mike Duffy was guilty of nothing

Wednesday  19:40,   07 december 2016
Ottawa Citizen

At the end of Mike Duffy’s crucifixion, he got to climb down from his cross and go back to work. The senator for Prince Edward Island has suffered for the sins of the Senate, Judge Charles Vaillancourt ruled Thursday, acquitting him on 31 counts of[...]

Will Mike Duffy’s return overshadow Senate reforms?

Wednesday  19:40,   07 december 2016
Maclean's

With the acquittal—and imminent return to work—of Sen. Mike Duffy, the upper chamber readies itself for a new role.Ever since senators voted to suspend Mike Duffy without pay on Nov. 5, 2013, his office in a hallway just off the Senate chamber has[...]

Mike Duffy returns to work on Parliament Hill for first time since 2013

Wednesday  19:40,   07 december 2016
The Globe and Mail

Mike Duffy returns to work on Parliament Hill for first time since 2013The independent senator, recently acquitted at his criminal trial, was back in his office Monday for the first time since his suspension from the Senate in November,[...]

Crown will not appeal Mike Duffy’s acquittal

Wednesday  19:40,   07 december 2016
The Globe and Mail

The Crown will not appeal Senator Mike Duffy’s acquittal, a spokesman said Tuesday. Mr. Duffy was found not guilty last month on 31 charges of fraud, breach of trust and bribery, and has since returned to the Senate.“After a thorough review of the[...]

Mike Duffy asked by Senate to repay $16,955

Wednesday  19:40,   07 december 2016
cbc.ca

Mike Duffy asked by Senate to repay $16,955According to a statement from Duffy's lawyer, Donald Bayne, Senate officials want the non-affiliated senator to pay back $16,955 in what they[...]

Instagram is now used by 400 million people each month

Wednesday  19:40,   07 december 2016
The Verge

Instagram has hit a new milestone: 400 million monthly active users. Instagram's growth from 200 million to 300 million happened in around the same timespan, which means that the service is growing fast, although its growth is not necessarily[...]

Your iPhone Is Vulnerable To A Major Hack If You Updated To iOS 9

Wednesday  19:37,   07 december 2016
HuffPost

Well, here's one reason not to be an early adopter. YouTube user EverythingApplePro on Sunday published a video detailing an easy way to gain access to the photos and contact information saved on an iPhone or iPad if the device is running iOS 9. [...]

Apple fans brave Sydney rain as new iPhone 6s hit stores

Wednesday  19:37,   07 december 2016
Reuters

<p>The new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus hit stores on Friday, with dozens of people - and a robot - queueing in Sydney to kick off a global sales cycle.</p>Analysts expect 12 million to 13 million phones to fly off the shelves in the first weekend,[...]