This Saturday is Canadian Independent Bookstore Day.
It’ll be a great day to go for a walk and support World of Maps*, Perfect Books*, Octopus Books*, Books on Beechwood*, Le Coin de Livre, Black Squirrel Books, Barely Bruised Book Club, Hintonburg Kids, Singing Pebble*, Comet Comics, Re-Read Used Books, and The Spaniel’s Tale*.
Apt 613 says that those bookshops with the asterisk are taking part in a Indie Bookstore Crawl where you can collect stamps from each visit. We don't know anything about it, so blame Apt 613 for any miscommunication.
– Martha and Darren
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🪧 Federal Civil Servants Strike
Stats – Strike Edition
Number: 65%. The per centage of the public that supports wage premiums for night shifts and overtime hours. 55 per cent support workers’ right to work from home. Only 48 per cent support a 4.5 per cent annual wage increase. (Survey by Angus Reid Institute)
Participant of the Day: Chantel Goldsmith. The employment lawyer speaks on a podcast about how a resolution with the Public Service Alliance of Canada on remote working will affect private employees’ rights.
Quote: ‘In a relatively tight labour market, I'd be kind of thinking about making a move’ – Kevin Page,head of the Institute of Fiscal Studies and Democracy at the University of Ottawa and former parliamentary budget officer. Page believes that Civil Service workers who joined during the pandemic are at risk of being the first to be laid off if the Federal government tightens its budget.
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🛻 Convoy News
🥤 Straw Ban
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The Diefenbunker has found their next artist-in-residence: Wind-Up Radio. Wind-Up Radio is Anisa Cameron and Sarah Blumel who ‘with the help of a Casio keyboard and the Internet, mix terrifying truths about our collective future with a really good time. Inspired by sounds, images, artifacts, and archival material from the Diefenbunker, they will produce an installation of stitched video footage and original satirical songs to envision what comes next for humanity.’
We will see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren
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