A pattern to Toronto encampment clearings
The media fights against the fence
The second consecutive morning of Toronto police clearing out an encampment was at the Lamport Stadium site they attempted to dismantle two months earlier. Some of the homeless people moved there after a prior raid at Trinity Bellwoods Park. The operations have also seen journalists attempting to document them being detained by cops.
Bashing about an ex-boss
CBC News gave unnamed former staffers of Carolyn Bennett a forum for complaints about working for the Crown-Indigenous relations minister, who last made news for a regretted message. Jody Wilson-Raybould, the recipient of that text, had the publication of The Indian in the Cabinet memoir moved up a month, prior to a possible election.
Mark Carney says working on the United Nations climate conference this fall will keep him from running as a Liberal. But the former bank governor pledged his support to the party he remains dedicated to. Carney had been predicted to run in Ottawa Centre, which is where former Ontario attorney general Yasir Naqvi is currently aspiring to enter federal politics.
The trolling of the Louvre
The federal committee that investigated Pornhub was left hoping for tougher Canadian actions on MindGeek, as the mysterious Montreal company tries to clean up its act amid international crackdowns and the possibility of a new owner. In the midst of all this, adding a highbrow diversion to the website succeeded as a publicity stunt:
Jerry Granelli dead at 80. The jazz drummer who moved to Nova Scotia as part of a Buddhist migration was best known for playing on Vince Guaraldi’s 1965 soundtrack to A Charlie Brown Christmas. Granelli’s profile in Halifax led to a 2002 documentary about his life and, in recent years, a live show about music he first made for peanuts.
Finally, two corporate overlords
Grimes will be a judge on the Fox Network singing competition show Alter Ego, on which contestants will be represented by avatars. It suits the singer, whose next album will be a space opera about lesbian artificial intelligence. Being signed to Columbia Records means being able to take to TikTok to exercise some apparent insubordination: