Here’s what we’re reading today.
1. No bailout for ailing media outlets, Ottawa says in new cultural policy
“Good journalism is ‘critical’ to democracy but Ottawa says it won’t bail out media models ‘that are no longer viable.'”
+1: 10 key takeaways from Canada’s new cultural policy – The Globe and Mail
+1: Netflix to commit $500M over 5 years on new Canadian productions: sources – CBC News
2. Trump waives act delaying shipments to Puerto Rico
“President Donald Trump ordered the Jones Act to be waived for shipments to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico, sparking complaints from lawmakers who either opposed the move or thought the length of the waiver was too short.
“The waiver, which came at the request of Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Rossello, is effective immediately and lasts for 10 days. It covers all products being shipped to Puerto Rico.”
3. What’s the future of Alberta’s oilsands?
“Fifty years ago, the oilsands put Canada on the world’s energy map. Now some say it is doomed to extinction, but others see a future measured in centuries”
4. Twitter seen as key engine in Russian influence campaign
“After a weekend when Americans took to social media to debate President Trump’s admonishment of N.F.L. players who do not stand for the national anthem, a network of Twitter accounts suspected of links to Russia seized on both sides of the issue with hashtags such as #boycottnfl, #standforouranthem and #takeaknee.”
+1: Russian-bought Black Lives Matter ad on Facebook targeted Baltimore and Ferguson – CNN
4. Trump, Roy Moore, and the Craven Surrender of the GOP Establishment
From Jonathan Chait: “The long triumph of the far right in the Republican Party is a process of asymmetric warfare. The insurgents are willing to destroy the party in order to prevail, while the Establishment’s primary goal is to hold the party together. A war between a faction determined to win and a faction determined to patch things up can only have one outcome.”