The 25-year journey of what started as a Montreal magazine may culminate in a fire sale to a reconstituted media behemoth, according to a report from Vanity Fair. Vice Media’s valuation declining from $5.7 billion to under $1.5 billion is cited as a factor.
Mounties may be probing Yaniv
“Has Doug Ford finally put the cronyism scandal behind him?” Robert Benzie reports on a new calm in the premier’s office. There’s talk of Ford giving a “mea culpa” speech. Meanwhile, a senior Ontario PC operative is speculating about a leadership change.
A pivot to panicked podcasts
Kevin O’Leary has a mutual fan in Donald Trump. “Mr. Wonderful” got a presidential endorsement on Twitter for praising the White House’s approach to China. O’Leary is also taken seriously by the libertarians at Reason.
Finally, ride till I can’t no more
Billy Ray Cyrus signed on to co-host the next Canadian Country Music Association Awards, amidst his star turn on the longest-reigning hit in Billboard Hot 100 history. But he still remembers the diligence of the young reporter who boosted him at the start: