$10 Billion for Rebuid: The Canadian Infrastructure Bank will spend $10 billion to improve infrastructure, with a focus on broadband, energy efficiency retrofits, and agriculture infrastructure such as irrigation.
Senate Subpeonas Tech CEOs: The Senate Commerce Committee voted to subpeaona the Chief Executives of Facebook, Google and Twitter to testify about online censorship. The comittee hopes to hold the hearings before the election, hold on tight.
AC Embraces Rapid Tests: Air Canada has ordered 25,000 of the newly approved Abbott Laboratories quick testing kits, to be rolled out initially with employee volunteers. The airlines hope to use testing more broadly among passengers in a bid to roll back the restrictive covid related rules that have hammered the industry.
Google Spends on News: Google is pledging to spend $1 billion to license news for a new product called Google News Showcase. Sounds neat, but we expect you to stick with The Peak.
Restaurant Inusrance Skyrockets: Insurance companies are hiking rates on restaurants as they're being squezed by the pandemic. In some cases insurance costs have gone up 300% or outright refused to renew, citing unknown liabilities if a patron were to contract covid-19.