Here’s what we’re reading today.
1. Who will pay for the floods?
“The worst flooding to hit eastern Canada in 50 years will undoubtedly come at an enormous cost, both to home-owners and to all levels of government. But as climate change fuels more-and-more natural disasters across the country, there is growing concern that bailing out those affected by the disaster might be simply unsustainable.
“As of right now, Ottawa still has no clear idea of who’s footing the bill.”
2. Disgraced Senator Don Meredith to resign
“Senator Don Meredith is resigning from the Red Chamber before his colleagues have the chance to vote on his expulsion. He said in a letter on Senate letterhead on Tuesday that he has ‘decided to move forward with my life’ with support of his wife and children.
“‘I am acutely aware that Upper Chamber is more important than my moral failings,’ Mr. Meredith wrote.”
3. Mayor John Tory threatens to block subway extension unless province pays for relief line
“Tory said he was considering moving a motion at his executive committee next week to halt planning for the Yonge subway extension, which would extend the TTC’s Line 1 subway into York Region.”
4. What to watch for in the B.C. election
“B.C. Liberal Leader Christy Clark is hoping to become the first woman to be re-elected as premier in Canada’s history today, and to extend her party’s winning streak to five straight victories since 2001. Just like her first campaign as leader in 2013, Clark has run on a promise to create and protect jobs, particularly in resource and energy industries in the province’s interior where she has her strongest support.
“And just like in 2013, Clark also started this campaign trailing the opposition NDP in the polls before closing the gap.”
– CBC News
5. Here’s how easy it is to get Trump officials to click on a fake link in email
“Some of the Trump Administration people completely ignored our email, the right move. But it appears that more than half the recipients clicked the link: Eight different unique devices visited the site, one of them multiple times. There’s no way to tell for sure if the recipients themselves did all the clicking (as opposed to, say, an IT specialist they’d forwarded it to), but seven of the connections occurred within 10 minutes of the emails being sent.”