Here’s what we’re reading today.
1. CSIS says it’s disclosing information to the government. But why is this no record of that happening?
“There’s no record of Canada’s main spy agency informing the Trudeau government of its secretive database that had been housing intelligence on innocent Canadians. Which is suspicious.
“In response to an access to information request filed by VICE News, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service says it was ‘unable to locate any records’ of memos or briefing notes on the secretive Operational Data Analysis Centre.”
2. Surveillance of Montreal journalist part of investigation into rogue police officer
“A police operation against a Montreal journalist last year was part of a broad investigation into allegations that a rogue cop frequented massage parlours, wrote misleading police reports and planted bags of heroin, according to newly unsealed search warrants.”
3. We get the drugs that we deserve
“LSD in the ’60s; ecstasy in the ’80s; ‘smart’ drugs today: how we get high reflects the desires and fears of our times”
4. George Lucas can’t give his $1.5 billion museum away
George Lucas is trying to build a museum for his low-brow sci-fi ephemera. “Lucas has offered to build his museum in a major American city for free. Including construction costs, an endowment, and the value of the artwork, his organization says the total value of his gift is $1.5 billion.” So why does no one want it?
5. Why you shouldn’t work at full capacity
“Working too hard is a recipe for burnout. After the initial praise and recognition fade, can you realistically maintain the bar you’ve set?”