Here’s what we’re reading today.
1. Trudeau says Quebec shouldn’t tell women what to wear and what not to wear
“Prime Minister Justin Trudeau again waded into the debate on Quebec’s Bill 62 on Friday, saying governments should not be telling women what to wear and what not to wear.
“‘I will always stand up for Canadians’ rights,’ he said in Alma, Que. ‘I will always stand up for the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. It is what Canadians expect of me. As I’ve said a number of times as well, I don’t think it should be the government’s business to tell a woman what she should or shouldn’t be wearing.”
2. Bill Morneau says he doesn’t ‘report to journalists,’ bristles at questions about personal finances
“Finance Minister Bill Morneau dodged questions about his use of numbered companies to hold investments Friday, suggesting he does not have to defend his personal financial choices to journalists.
“After a week of questions about his own fortune, Morneau showed signs of exasperation during an event in Waterloo, Ont. where he was pitching the government’s ‘step back’ on proposed changes to the small business tax regime.”
– CBC News
3. Google is trying to reinvent the city, starting with Toronto
“Google has built an online empire by measuring everything. Clicks. GPS coordinates. Visits. Traffic. The company’s resource is bits of info on you, which it mines, packages, repackages, repackages again, and then uses to sell you stuff. Now it’s taking that data-driven world-building power to the real world. Google is building a city.”
4. The Earth’s interior is teeming with dead plates
“We finally have a map of Earth’s former surface, which now resides in the mantle.”
5. Vikings razed the forests. Can Iceland regrow them?
“The country lost most of its trees long ago. Despite years of replanting, it isn’t making much progress.”