Here’s what we’re reading today.
1. Conservatives aren’t happy about $10-million payment to Omar Khadr
“Odious. Confessed terrorist who assembled & planted the same kind of IEDs [improvised explosive devices] that killed 97 Canadians to be given $10-million,” tweeted former Conservative defence minister Jason Kenney.
2. City of Toronto apologizes for Rapper Belly’s crude performance at Canada 150 festival
“Belly then tweeted on Tuesday afternoon that the event organizers were aware that he would be swearing during his performance. The tweet was later deleted.”
3. Vancouver Magazine is looking for its first-ever weed reviewer
“It’s something that is really intrinsic in the fabric of Vancouver, and so as the city magazine that reflects our community, we thought it’s time for us take this step,” said senior editor Jessica Barrett.
4. This diabetes pill may be the fountain of youth
“Nir Barzilai a plan. It’s a really big plan that might one day change medicine and health care as we know it. Its promise: extending our years of healthy, disease-free living by decades.”
5. Microsoft’s chat bot Zo is a little bit racist
“More than a year after Microsoft shut down its Tay chatbot for becoming a vile, racist monster, the company is having new problems with a similar bot named Zo, which recently told a BuzzFeed News reporter the Qur’an is “very violent.”