Leger’s polling found just 33 per cent of Canadians think ties to the British monarchy should be preserved, while 53 per cent wish those ties were cut, and 43 per cent think the royal family holds racist views. It may be complicated to imagine what severing that deal would involve, but Jessica Mulroney can still get flowers from Meghan Markle.
Staying at home even harder
“I am focused on my young family and the practice of law and work with Deloitte, which is non-partisan,” said Conservative leadership loser Peter MacKay in explaining why he’s not logging into the party. The front page of the National Post has the alleged story of how Erin O’Toole sidelined MacKay’s plan to run for a seat in the next election.
“Bill 263, Health Protection and Promotion Amendment Act (Temptation Be Gone), 2021.” Ontario NDP MPP France Gélinas, the official opposition health critic, has introduced a bill to prohibit junk food from being displayed near cash registers. A law recently passed in the U.K. forces most stores to remove those racks next April.
Rhye’s name is in headlines
Toronto-born musician Michael Milosh started his musical rise in a duo called Rhye, which later became a solo R&B showcase for his vocals, with a generally feminine image. Now he’s the subject of an open letter posted to Instagram by his ex-wife, actress Alexa Nikolas, which alleges that Milosh groomed her in a fashion he also sang about:
Yaphet Kotto dead at 81. After commuting from the Toronto suburb of Richmond Hill to star in Homicide: Life on the Street, the New York–born actor of Cameroonian royalty moved to Marmora, Ontario. It was there that Kotto witnessed the local “miracle of the sun,” which he concluded was a UFO sighting, based on an entry in his alien diary.
Finally, takin’ the pain away
Drake became the first artist to debut in the top three spots of the Billboard Hot 100, which was cause for a party in a state where everything is open: Texas. At this unmasked 1, 2, 3 bash, the 6ix God thanked rapper Bow Wow for inspiration and had his historic chart top a box of Loyalty brand beverages from Houston’s hip-hop mentor James Prince: