J-Links for June 22: Karla Homolka in Guadeloupe; Correction: Earth orbits sun, not moon; CBC Dispatches’ final show
In Canadian media:
Canadian journalist Paula Todd tracked down Karla Homolka in Guadeloupe, where she lives with her husband and three children. This revelation, which is the first confirmation of Homolka’s whereabouts is documented in a 40-page ebook called Finding Karla, which was released yesterday.
Yesterday, The Ottawa Citizen issued what might be one of the best corrections seen in a while: The Earth orbits the sun, not the moon. The paper incorrectly attributed the object around which the Earth orbits in a front-page article on Wednesday.
CBC’s Dispatches has aired its final show. The international current affairs show was cut after the CBC was dealt a 10 per cent budget reduction over three years by the Conservative government this spring. Jian Ghomeshi’s opening essay yesterday described the niche the award-winning show filled and why it will be missed.
In international media:
Max Blumenthal has announced he will no longer contribute to Al Akhbar English, accusing the Lebanese news site of defending the Syrian regime in what he called “pro-regime op-eds.” He writes on his personal website that any further association with the outlet would just be providing “Assad apologists … cover by keeping my name and reputation associated with Al Akhbar.”
Finance Minister Jim Flaherty has put more stringent rules in place for insured mortgages, lowering the amortization period from 30 years to 25. Why? Well, the Toronto condo boom has something to do with it.