Here’s what we’re reading today.
1. Canadians borrow more than the rest of the world
“Canada leads the world in terms of household debt levels, and it’s a major risk to the country’s economy, the OECD says in a new report.
“In a chapter of a report set to come out next month that has been released in advance, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development says that while virtually all countries saw their debt loads increase in the years leading up to the credit crisis of 2007, most have seen their indebtedness decrease over time.”
– CBC News
2. How to detach emotionally from work
“These models make it difficult to work objectively, and if you feel strongly about any of them, it’s likely your feelings are too wrapped up in what you do for a living.”
– The Cut
3. Trump picks another fight with a black sports figure. That’s no coincidence
From Daniel Dale: “The political press has a way of avoiding the obvious when stating the obvious involves calling out racism.
“So when Donald Trump attacked a sports figure on Wednesday, again, the obvious was left out of the news stories in the Associated Press, New York Times, Washington Post and CNN.com, among others.
“Here’s what’s obvious. The sports figure, LaVar Ball, is Black. All of Trump’s recent targets in sports have been Black. And the president of the United States is either calculatingly using racism for strategic purposes, again, or being instinctively racist himself, again.”
4. No hockey or figure skating allowed on $5.6M Canada 150 ice rink on Parliament Hill
“No figure skating. No hockey. No racing. No cell phones. But other than that have fun kids!
“Canadian Heritage Wednesday unveiled the details of the Canada 150 Ice Rink currently being built on the east lawn of Parliament Hill.”
5. Is HQ Trivia holding its host hostage?
“As much as Rogowsky needs HQ, HQ arguably needs him more. There are other hosts, including Sharon Carpenter, but Rogowsky has hosted the most games — over 150 live quiz shows thus far. When the show failed to start on time on Tuesday night, 120,000 fans were there waiting, many calling for him to show up in the app’s fast-moving comment section.”