Conservatives seeking remedial measures over nepotism in Ottawa were faced to deal with one of their own MPs. Andrew Scheer gave a job to his sister-in-law, but he also employed his own sister while Speaker of the House, until the rules got firmer. Erin O’Toole came out less than impressed with the staffing style of the leader he replaced.
Mainly because of the retweet
Elections Canada @ElectionsCan_EElections Canada does not use Dominion Voting Systems. We use paper ballots counted by hand in front of scrutineers and have never used voting machines or electronic tabulators to count votes in our 100-year history. #CdnPoli https://t.co/dp7ZiB84ql
The outgoing White House resident pointed to a statement from Elections Canada over recent inquiries about voting processes, in response to Donald Trump rants that were widely debunked. Meanwhile, the Barack Obama memoir earned a headline for barely mentioning Canada—also, The Crown could’ve found a better Brian Mulroney.
“Motherfucker, who the fuck do you think you are speaking to?” Celina Caesar-Chavannes recalls her reaction to a call from Justin Trudeau, when he was trying to retain her as a Liberal MP, in one story from her upcoming memoir, Can You Hear Me Now? The PMO previously denied her claims about hostile encounters that involved him yelling.
A new quarterback for TVO
While the CFL is contemplating its comeback after a year without a Grey Cup, its preceding commissioner was put in command of Ontario’s current $43-million budget for its own public broadcaster. After a global search that attracted more than 170 candidates, education minister Stephen Lecce hailed the hiring of Jeffrey Orridge:
Rogers is fading out local morning shows on Citytv. Breakfast Television leaning on one central feed across the country starting in early 2021 was confirmed after word of notable staff cuts. Rogers Sports and Media is similarly employing fewer locals in radio: Toronto morning duo Roz and Mocha recently started airing in Winnipeg.
Finally, saved by superheroes
Kyle Charles is an illustrator from Edmonton who’s been making media rounds to discuss his his contribution to Marvel’s Voices: Indigenous Voices #1. The artist is making his first Marvel mark with a story about X-Men member Dani Moonstar, but has his own triumphant tale to tell after having lived on the streets of his city five years ago: