Here’s what we’re reading today.
1. Toronto couple sued their neighbours for $2.5 million over a house they claim was renovated to look like theirs
“Jason and Jodi Chapnik, who own the home on Strathearn Rd., near Bathurst and Eglinton Sts., alleged that a house on nearby Vesta Dr. was newly renovated to look ‘strikingly similar’ to theirs — including using the same shade of blue and matching grey stonework.”
2. Decades of sexual harassment accusations against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein
“During that time, after being confronted with allegations including sexual harassment and unwanted physical contact, Mr. Weinstein has reached at least eight settlements with women, according to two company officials speaking on the condition of anonymity.
“During that time, after being confronted with allegations including sexual harassment and unwanted physical contact, Mr. Weinstein has reached at least eight settlements with women, according to two company officials speaking on the condition of anonymity.”
+1: Harvey Weinstein plans to sue the New York Times after sexual allegations report – BuzzFeed News
+1: Weinstein used a made-up Jay-Z quote in his statement about sexual harassment allegations – SPIN
3. Ontario Liberals reject move to pass abortion clinic protection bill
“The Ontario Liberals have rejected a move to fast-track their own legislation to create harassment-free bubble zones around abortion clinics. The Liberals introduced the bill on Wednesday. It would prohibit people from showing anti-abortion signs, handing out literature trying to dissuade women from having an abortion within up to 150 metres of a clinic.
“The PCs put forward a motion Thursday morning to pass the bill immediately, but the Liberals refused.”
– CBC News
4. Brazil’s mega hydro plan foreshadows China’s growing impact on the Amazon
“The government wants to open up the Tapajós basin – an area the size of France – for trade with China. But the indigenous Munduruku won’t let it happen without a fight”
5. We snuck into Seattle’s super secret white nationalist convention
“In the world of millennial white nationalism, there aren’t a ton of people who actually self-identify as Nazis. Despite usually agreeing with everything the Nazis did and believing the Holocaust is just “anti-white propaganda,” they always claim a technical reason for why they aren’t “National Socialists.” None of these reasons would ever make sense to anybody outside the community and “I’m not a Nazi, but” is one of the most common white nationalist recruitment tricks to have people hear them out.”