Jim Carrey: The Cartoonist, Canada-China Tensions, WWII Bomb Explodes

Ahmad Moujtahed




A new art exhibition featuring works from renowned actor Jim Carrey is on display in Montreal’s Phi Centre all summer.

The exhibition entitled “This Light Never Goes Out” combines a selection of Carrey’s political cartoons that he had been creating and sharing with the world through his Twitter account. 

The cartoons assail members of the American political Right, many who are abusing their political power to call on Twitter to ban Jim Carrey for his drawings. According to the Phi Center, the exhibition demonstrates how creative civic engagement can influence public debate.

Recently, the award-winning actor enjoyed success at his solo show, IndigNATION: Political Drawings by Jim Carrey at the Maccarone Gallery in Los Angeles. The Montreal exhibition will run until September 1st at 407 Saint Pierre Street. 



China is temporarily suspending all meat exports from Canada after detecting some fraudulent permits for Canadian pork products.

The Chinese embassy in Ottawa said in a statement that Chinese customs inspectors detected the residue of ractopamine, a feed additive banned in China, in a batch of Canadian pork products. 

Canada’s Minister of Agriculture acknowledged issues with the export certificates but called it a “technical issue” and maintained food exports are safe.

The ban further escalates diplomatic tensions between Canada and China. Diplomatic relations between the two countries have been deteriorating since Canada’s arrest of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou in Vancouver last year on an extradition request from the United States.



An unexploded bomb buried deep beneath a German corn field suddenly blew up. The bomb dates back to the second world war.

The blast was so powerful it registered as a minor earthquake. Local police were called to a farmland in Ahlbach, just north of Frankfurt after residents said they were shaken awake by the explosion.

Upon combing the crater left behind the explosion, the nearby city of Limburg said in a statement that no bomb elements were initially found. However, a second look, with the help of drones pointed to a bomb that detonated after remaining buried and untouched for decades. 

A BBC report revealed that the explosive device was a 550 pound (250 kilogram) aerial bomb dropped by the Allies during World War II.