Mark's Top 5
5. Phishing test
The federal Justice Department ran a test to determine whether its employees were likely to fall victim to a phishing scam. That's when you get an email purporting to be from a financial institution but it's actually a trick to get you to reveal confidential information. So according to the Canadian Press, the department sent an email to 5,000 employees to test their ability to recognize cyber fraud. And 37% of them, about 1,850 employees, fell for the fake scam. Apparently that's a much higher rate than for the general population, which is about 5%.
4. Council vanity spending
Members of Ottawa city council have spent about $200,000 of taxpayers' money on personally branded items like water bottles, ice scrapers and magnets. The Ottawa Sun filed an access to information request and found that in addition to stationery and business cards, since they took office in December 2010, councillors have purchased hand sanitizers, mood pencils, beach balls, pens, Frisbees, tote bags and mugs.
More details are emerging about the capture of three escaped fugitives yesterday in Montreal. On June 7, the three men made a brazen escape from prison on a helicopter. After the escape, the men were placed on Interpol's Most Wanted list. Yesterday all three were apprehended in a Montreal luxury condo after SWAT teams moved in. Police say they are looking for at least one other suspect who was likely an accomplice in the prison break or helped the escapees hide from the authorities.
2. Pilots needed, apparently
The debate over the Temporary Foreign Worker program brought to light the number of companies in Canada that are looking abroad to fill vacant jobs. There's another organization that's been forced to do the same thing: the Royal Canadian Air Force. According to a report in the Toronto Star, the Air Force has been hiring foreign pilots to fly its front-line transport aircraft, maritime patrol planes and fighter jets. A total of 24 pilots have been recruited from foreign countries like the United Kingdom, Hungary, Germany, France and South Africa since 2012. They are hired to train Canadian pilots but also to fly on operational missions.
1. Not talking
There have been two more violent incidents in Ottawa in which the victim will not cooperate with police. Early Sunday morning, there were reports of a shooting near a bar in the Byward Market. Police found a victim who had been shot twice. He was rushed to hospital but has refused to provide a statement to the guns and gangs unit of Ottawa Police. And last night at Mooney's Bay, there was a stabbing. A man was taken to hospital after an altercation. He too has refused to cooperate with police. Last week on CFRA, Police Chief Charles Bordeleau said failing to cooperate with police is a sign that an altercation may be gang-related.
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