The Star: RCMP to investigate male officers’ Facebook group reportedly sharing sexual content

The Star: RCMP to investigate male officers’ Facebook group reportedly sharing sexual content. “The CBC reported a new Facebook group supposedly created by, and limited to, male RCMP [Royal Canadian Mounted Police] officers contains sexually suggestive material that has angered female colleagues. One post viewed by the broadcaster showed a painting of a fictional frontier scene of an RCMP officer with a burlesque dancer performing what appears to be oral sex on him.”

CBC News: Canada’s privacy commissioner proposes right to change inaccurate search engine results

CBC News: Canada’s privacy commissioner proposes right to change inaccurate search engine results. “Canada’s privacy commissioner thinks you should have the right to ask that inaccurate, incomplete or outdated information appearing in search engines be either amended or removed — and that under Canadian law, internet companies should have to comply.”

The Map Room: An Online Atlas of Canadian Election Results

New-to-me, from The Map Room (y’all, you really gotta read The Map Room if you’re interested in maps or mapping at all): An Online Atlas of Canadian Election Results. “At the federal level the maps go back as far as the 1925 general election; provincial election maps go back as far as the late 1960s or early 1970s. Poll-by-poll results are available for the most recent elections.”

Edmonton Journal: Online database aims to improve participation in Alberta clinical trials

Edmonton Journal: Online database aims to improve participation in Alberta clinical trials. “Clinical trials taking place across the province on everything from arthritis to melanoma to urinary incontinence are the focus of a new online database that aims to increase Albertans’ participation in medical research.”

Genealogy Ala Carte: Hallelujah! Parliament removes future restrictions on access to Canadian census

Genealogy ala carte: Hallelujah! Parliament removes future restrictions on access to Canadian census. “As Leonard Cohen wrote, Hallelujah! Genealogists 95 years from now will have access to ALL of the 2021 Canada census results, thanks to the many genealogists who participated in the email campaign. Hallelujah! Canadian Parliament recently passed legislation to remove any restrictions on access to the census after 92 years for the 2021 Census and beyond. This is great news for future genealogists and researchers.”

Engadget: Canada will track suicide risk through social media with AI

Engadget: Canada will track suicide risk through social media with AI. “The Canadian government is partnering with AI firm Advanced Symbolics to try to predict rises in regional suicide risk by monitoring social media posts. Advanced Symbolics will analyze posts from 160,000 social media accounts and will look for suicide trends. The company aims to be able to predict which areas of Canada might see an increase in suicidal behavior, which according to the contract document includes ‘ideation (i.e., thoughts), behaviors (i.e., suicide attempts, self-harm, suicide) and communications (i.e., suicidal threats, plans).’ With that knowledge, the Canadian government could make sure more mental health resources are in the right places when needed.”

CBC: Facebook apologizes for blocking posts selling sealskin crafts

CBC: Facebook apologizes for blocking posts selling sealskin crafts. “A new Facebook policy that bans the sale of animal products caused frustration for vendors in Nunavut, who were blocked from posting sealskin crafts in the lead up to Christmas. The commerce policy launched in Canada this fall, but it was only in the last few weeks that vendors noticed their posts being removed from the Iqaluit Sell/Swap Facebook group.”