Cineplex has no plans to prevent “Unplanned”

A big bucket of political popcorn

Unplanned, an anti-abortion film that Cineplex had said it was willing to exhibit if a domestic distributor was found to market it, has been deemed worthy of opening on July 12. But a pair of independent Canadian theatres that booked Unplanned reportedly received death threats, as debate around the movie has scaled up to the federal politics scene.


Professor professes faith in pollster

University of Ottawa academic Amir Attaran highlighted some data from Liberal-friendly Abacus, which elicited reaction. Another pollster, Darrell Bricker of Ipsos, pointed out some flaws in the methodology.


Justice Canada corrects a claim that cops can arrest you for being drunk after parking a car. The incorrect tweet cautioned against consuming alcohol for two hours after driving. The application of new federal drunk driving laws has led to growing legal confusion.


Don Cherry won’t be budged

Toronto Sun columnist Steve Simmons mulled over how the cuts at Rogers Sportsnet could soon include 85-year-old Grapes, who eventually refuted the suggestion:


Ing Wong-Ward dead at 46. The producer for CBC Radio was outspoken about her palliative care experiences after being diagnosed with colon cancer—for example, in her essay about how her idea of “dying with dignity” didn’t mean extra medical assistance.


Finally, from venting to Venti

Starbucks opening in gentrifying areas of Toronto used to be the stuff of social panic—from the Annex, to West Queen West, to the Junction. But now, some neighbours of a Starbucks store at 687 St. Clair West are hoping to get the corporation to reverse plans to shut the place down at the end of August:


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