Candidate research is going deeper than Google

When unfriending is not enough

Liberals weaponizing the internet history of Conservatives included cabinet minister Maryam Monsef highlighting an apparently former friendship of Ottawa candidate Justina McCaffrey. (And then Liberal MP Hedy Fry shared a Facebook thing from a rival candidate in Vancouver.) Andrew Scheer says he’ll stand by those who apologize for mistakes.


Winners are wherever you are

Mississauga got to honour Bianca Andreescu before Toronto could. The politician parade was headlined by the PM, who wasn’t taking questions from campaign reporters.


Bloc Québécois has the greatest election fight song. “Le Québec c’est nous,” the slogan of the nationalist party campaign, comes with an awesome anthem that pummels what Jim Vallance penned for Conservatives. Meanwhile, the song that band the Strumbellas supplied to Liberals was sent back for a rewrite of its nonsensical French translation.


Torstar’s service standards

Rosie DiManno took on Toronto “cycling zealots” with vitriol that generated reaction. The columnist flipped the bird at those confused by this brand of rant via the Star:


Bunz’s former staff had their digital wallets locked. Recent turmoil at the Toronto bartering enterprise appears tied to diminishing returns from its BTZ currency. The non-food merchants that bought into the concept are now wondering if they’ll get paid.


Property Brother absolved of homewrecking

Canadian renovations twin Jonathan Scott is now dating a Hollywood celebrity, under circumstances that necessitated a statement from the third party in this new equation:


Yusra Javed dead at 21. A journalism student at Ryerson, Javed was the Queen’s Park press gallery intern. She also wrote for iPolitics, hosted The Youth Perspective on Rogers TV in Durham, and was editor-in-chief of the Ryerson feminist student magazine New Wave.


Finally, pods go on for F’Angelos

Frank D’Angelo slowed his cinematic output after the death of backer Barry Sherman, but podcasts discussing his oeuvre persist. The Flop House dissected The Joke Thief in its third D’Angelo episode, on the heels of this enthusiastic appraisal of a prior classic: