RIM are paying $100 per _approved_ app, not per submission. And the repackaging and resubmission thing is not unique to the BB platform.
I live right here.. On Vancouver Island. I was up when it happened.. but never felt a thing. Really.
Likewise. I'm in Victoria, and didn't know about it until reading the late news.
The SCC can look at a law in question and determine if it is in keeping with the Constitution. If said law conflicts with the Constitution, then it is considered invalid. The Constitution is supreme.
It can be changed, and has been some number of times. Some changes are relatively easy to make, where a change pertains only to one province. Other changes that involve multiple provinces are harder, but still doable. One of the hardest changes to make is the position of the Governor General, which requires unanimous approval, so the GG's position as-is can be considered entrenched in the Constitution.