A boy can dream of locking up Doug Ford

He’d rather that than miss school

A one-day Ontario high school teachers’ strike cultivated an insult hall of fame soundbite from one young man, who augmented his Timbit analogy for the premier, with the view that Doug Ford “deserves to go to jail.” Don’t wait for retaliation on Ontario News Now: its main face, Lyndsey Vanstone, has a new role.

NDP agrees with Donald Trump

Jagmeet Singh was among those agreeing with POTUS that Justin Trudeau puts on a different face based on who he’s talking to. Circulation of the video from the NATO summit is credited to a CBC parliamentary producer who spotted it. This prompted CNN to reflect upon Donald Trump’s own legacy of hot mic moments.

BlackRock’s star has fallen over an affair. Mark Wiseman, who joined the world’s largest asset manager after heading investments at the Canada Pension Plan, admitted that he violated BlackRock policy by failing to disclose a relationship with a co-worker. The current head of BlackRock Canada is Wiseman’s wife, Marcia Moffat.

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Pharrell ready for the 2020s

The outgoing 2010s decade of anxiety in Toronto is the theme of the first edition of Now Magazine under new ownership. But the details are likely of little interest to Pharrell Williams, who says he was drawn to the “beautiful people” of Toronto in his decision to co-design a Midtown condo project bearing his musical celebrity stamp:

Toronto radio ratings reflect a changing alt-rock guard. Indie88 registered a 4.4 share with males aged 25-54, according to data from Numeris, compared to 3.6 for 102.1 the Edge. Also, the gap between two Toronto sports stations is now narrowing. The overall champ remains CBC Radio One, just as Matt Galloway starts waking up later.

Still wanting to be loved again

Daniel Caesar recently scored his fourth Grammy nomination, for “Love Again,” a duet recorded with Brandy. But the Toronto singer’s media profile may still be suffering the fallout from his own drunken social media. His latest attempt at redemption is a video made in Jamaica with a singer called Koffee—shot in the stands of a horse race:

Finally, the newsletter will return Monday, December 9. That’s the plan, anyhow. Before that, it’s always a good time to tell a friend about why you never miss 12:36.

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