So.. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/kitchener-waterloo/danby-ceo-jim-estill-sponsors-50-syrian-refugee-families-in-guelph-1.3338705 is the story this last few days… he put up $1M of his own money to be a sort of incubator for them to become autonomous and productive Canadian families….

I’ve had good experiences with Danby products (fridges and air conditioners) so this initiative is worth a thought.

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Amanda Todd

Simply put, if you’re a parent of kids – boys or girls – you need to watch the incredible investigation (totally depressing, but essential watching) by CBC Fifth Estate on the online sextortion, harassment, and shaming to the point that Amanda Todd took her own life. All this despite several critical warning signs by both Amanda and her family to authorities including the RCMP.

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Just finished watching an excellent CBC The Fifth Estate episode on ‘The Switch from Hell’ about the GM cover-up of their faulty ignition switch which would go from the ‘run’ to ‘accessory’ position thus causing loss of all power functions including power steering, power brakes and worst… air bag deployment. The situation caused the deaths of dozens of GM drivers of Pontiac Pursuit, Chevy Cobalt and Saturn Ion vehicles from the early to mid-2000 model years. Several Canadian victims were involved.

All of it seems to have revealed a culture of profit over even the most basic corporate (and human) responsibility …

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