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One Degree for Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Toronto: Christopher Plummer on Canadian “Production Boom” Launching Hollywood Stars

As Hollywood shifts more film and TV production to Canada from Los Angeles, a major beneficiary has been Canadian A-list actors and creative talent.

“Happily, this most recent production boom is bringing immense opportunity to Canada, already rich with talented artists and craftspeople, including a new generation who are ready to bring their ingenuity and distinct voices to the industry,” Oscar-winner Christopher Plummer told The Hollywood Reporter while in Toronto to launch Knives Out, the all-star detective thriller from Rian Johnson, the filmmaker behind Star Wars: The Last Jedi.


Confusion on the horizon in election advertising

Two jarring incidents occurred at the end of August that could indicate more confusion and complications than usual in the upcoming federal election.

First, Canada’s chief electoral officer, Stéphane Perreault, warned that non-profits would risk their tax status if they placed ads about the climate crisis during the upcoming federal election.


Canadian government needs to have a more unified China strategy across all domains including innovation and research direction

Questions have been raised around Huawei’s funding of 5G research in Canadian universities and whether the government should continue to allow this or not. Stimulating the debate are the current


Governments’ resistance to progressive digital transformation coming at considerable cost; national tech industry association

According to national industry association the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC), which released a new White Paper today, governments’ slow adoption of cloud computing is wasting resources, slowing down innovation, limiting the delivery of digital services to Canadians and resulting in missed opportunities for technological competitiveness.


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