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Careless operation of a vessel is a charge that could bring a maximum penalty of up to 18 months’ imprisonment, a fine of up to $1 million, or both for Linda O’Leary. The driver of the other boat in the August 24 crash in Muskoka—which left two people dead—has been charged with failing to exhibit a navigation light while underway.
C is currently for courtroom
A pretrial conference regarding Auston Matthews in his hometown of Scottsdale, Arizona, concerns a complaint to police that, on May 26, the Leafs forward appeared to be intoxicated when he was in a group of men trying to get into a female security guard’s locked car. Matthews allegedly became animated while his trousers were down.
“Trudeau says entering politics, father’s death changed perspective on blackface.” The PM’s interview with Global’s Dawna Friesen came with a continuity error, since Justin’s infamous Arabian Nights photo was from 2001, the year after his dad died.
Resisting a social media script
Eva Nassif, the Montreal-area MP whose decision to not run for re-election led to claims she was pushed out, tells the Globe and Mail that her refusal to laud Justin Trudeau’s feminist credentials amidst the SNC-Lavalin scandal came with a cost to her own career:
MP turfed from Canadian Alliance in 2003 for anti-gay comments says that Andrew Scheer agreed with him. HuffPost dusts off the story of what happened to Larry Spencer after he said homosexuality should be outlawed. Spencer’s claim of concurrence by Scheer are being disputed by somebody who was there.
Vice is pivoting to gravitas
Word of the Viceland channel (which was cancelled in Canada) primarily dedicating itself to current events followed speculation of ViacomCBS acquiring the company. For now, CBS-owned Showtime is salvaging Vice’s weekly prestige show dumped by HBO:
The great Canadian specialty channel retrenchment. Corus Entertainment is closing Cosmopolitan TV, an 11-year-old spin-off of the women’s magazine, on September 30. Also being axed that day is IFC Canada, which launched in 2001 as a northern outpost of the Independent Film Channel—but will end its run as a burial ground for Cancon cast-offs.
Finally, one woman, two cups
Elizabeth May was revealed to be holding not a party-branded reusable cup and metal straw, as Green officials previously claimed, but a single-use coffee cup in an official promotional photo. But the party leader says that, despite the Photoshop trickery, she has nothing to hide, as she avoids single-use plastics, and carries bamboo utensils around at all times.