Cheering for Brandon is a firing offence
Even worse than a MAGA hat at work
“Let’s Go Brandon” is a meme that originated two weeks ago, when a crowd behind NASCAR driver Brandon Brown chanted “fuck Joe Biden” and an NBC reporter described it differently. Since then, it’s inspired some TikTok hip-hop. Shared Services Canada issued a memo stating employees invoking the meme will be fired. (UPDATE: This memo was confirmed fake a day after it was widely shared.)
Do as she says, not as Hajdu
A week after telling Canadians “don’t travel unless it’s absolutely necessary,” health minister Patty Hajdu shared some snapshots from her trip to Thunder Bay’s annual gathering of Great Lakes Surfers. Next in the air was Justin Trudeau, en route to make amends with the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc Nation, whom he snubbed to go to Tofino.
Steven Del Duca brings the promise of the possibility of a four-day work week. Ontario Liberals had a general meeting that was a little less virtual, and their leader unveiled this hypothetical. Del Duca also says he’d quit as premier if he failed to bring in ranked ballots, although they wouldn’t do anything to change a party-based system.
Another sideways homecoming
Hamilton police rounded up all the suspects now charged with mischief related to an unsanctioned homecoming event near McMaster University. Queen’s principal Patrick Deane no doubt watched closely before issuing caution ahead of Kingston parties designated as virtual. But this was followed with recklessness and defiance:
“Every family has disagreements, and in that respect we’re no different.” Loretta Rogers talked to the Globe and Mail about the boardroom battles that found her son Edward trying but failing to oust CEO Joe Natale. Meanwhile, the Toronto radio station bearing the initials of Ted Rogers completed the process of converging with television.
Finally, neighbours of the beast
Iron Maiden releasing a new album couldn’t compete with the attention granted the petition to remove a St. Catharines, Ontario, high school principal—whose social media displays of devotion may have been misinterpreted due to a generation gap. Confirmation that Sharon Burns hung on to her job was worthy of further research: