Ontario Still Backs Rent Control, Despite Latest Condo Conversions: Here’s What We’re Reading

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Here’s what we’re reading today.

1. Ontario government says it still backs rent control, despite condo conversions

“The Ontario government is monitoring the housing market in the wake of its expansion of rent control but remains committed to the policy despite news that more than 1,000 planned rental units have been converted to condos in the Greater Toronto Area, Housing Minister Peter Milczyn says.

“Premier Kathleen Wynne’s government extended rent control to all private rental units in the province in April as part of a wide-ranging package of housing-policy changes.”

The Globe and Mail

2. Mike Pence blasts ‘failings’ of Canadian health system

“‘Look, we’ve got a choice: It’s between big government, Washington, D.C., solutions that ultimately, I believe, will collapse into single-payer health care — or whether or not we’re going to repeal the (Obamacare) individual mandate.’

“Canada’s health system is known to suffer from long wait times, especially for elective procedures. On the other hand, Canadians not only have longer life expectancies, but also spend far less on health care than Americans according to World Bank data.”

Toronto Star

+1: We fact checked Mike Pence’s critiques of Canada’s healthcare system – Vice News

+1: Republicans abandon latest effort to unwind the Affordable Care Act – Washington Post

3. The brazenness of Trump’s White House staff using private email

“How could six senior presidential aides mimic the strategy for which Trump lacerated Hillary Clinton? Only if they believe they are as immune to the usual rules as he is.”

The Atlantic

4. I asked Tinder for my data. It sent me 800 pages of my deepest, darkest secrets

“The dating app knows me better than I do, but these reams of intimate information are just the tip of the iceberg. What if my data is hacked – or sold?”

The Guardian

5. How Hollywood created its own worst enemy in Rotten Tomatoes

“Rotten Tomatoes has become a scapegoat for Hollywood’s problems. But it was Hollywood that gave Rotten Tomatoes its enormous influence over moviegoers to begin with.”