Beginning to look a lot like Lloyd Christmas
Unmasked fun with Justin Trudeau
Summer is the time for Justin Trudeau to turn up in random locations, but this round comes with snap election speculation that may or may not be related to his new haircut—despite the comparisons to Dumb and Dumber. Trudeau also has Joe Rogan calling him sketchy, but that’s better than what Rogan thinks of Trump.
Drooping back to the Flower City
The second mayoral term aspirations of Patrick Brown began after he abandoned an appeal for disqualification from running to lead the Conservatives. Political strategist Nick Kouvalis is hinting at emergence of a challenger to Brown, who’s dodged questions about spending on projects like Brampton University.
“How Hockey Canada used registration fees to build a fund to cover sexual-assault claims.” The Globe and Mail uncovered a reserve fund that’s exceeded $15 million in recent years to cover out-of-court settlements. Its existence first surfaced in court in a case unrelated to the player conduct allegations.
What’s in a polished-off name
Toronto city council’s plan to decide on a different name for Dundas Street has been delayed for another year, as it stands to be an elaborate task. It took less effort for the Ronscevalles Village BIA to drop the word “Polish” from its street festival—a move that displeased Poland. The petition to bring it back is being boosted by at least one Tory MPP:
Sean Kelly dead at 81. Part of the legendary editorial team of National Lampoon, the Montreal native worked on the stage show Lemmings, headed a special Canadian issue, and initiated the spin-off magazine Heavy Metal. Kelly later wrote for children’s TV and penned books, including one on Catholic saints that had more recently sparked a podcast.
Finally, another brick in the wall
Roger Waters generated international headlines just for telling with the Globe and Mail that he remains “far, far more important” than Drake or the Weeknd. The latter’s Rogers Centre concert was postponed, due to the Rogers outage, while newspapers ignored the nearby performances of vintage Pink Floyd: