Rob Ford to testify in open court on conflict-of-interest allegations

York University political scientist Robert Drummond said it was “fairly unusual” to have a Canadian mayor testify in court, but added it was unlikely to harm Mr. Ford politically, reported the National Post Aug. 24 in an article about Ford having to testify in open Superior Court next month on allegations he breached the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act. Read full story.

Toronto Zoo’s six Sumatran orangutans first in Canada to receive iPads
The gadgets are aimed at increasing the orangutans mental stimulation. The orangutans had worked with touch screens before, as part of a project with York University students, reported the National Post Aug. 24. Read full story.