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Doug Ford’s youngest is a big cookie dealer
They’re spelled with three capital Ks
KyKy Kookies is taking advantage of Ontario’s reopening with a storefront where the premier’s daughter will bake goods that provide a juxtaposition to her bodybuilder influencing. But it’s also a sign of faith in a return to normalcy across the province, something Kyla’s dad will further promote by getting his second shot of AstraZeneca.
The Canada Day culture war
Canada Day is looking set to be a stage for Erin O’Toole to campaign against cancel culture, as he calls for it to remain a celebration. The argument was part of the political jockeying just before a summer break. But the discovery of 751 unmarked graves at a former residential school in Saskatchewan will hang over the holiday.
Carolyn Bennett is sorry for sending a snarky text to Jody Wilson-Raybould. “Pension?” was what Crown-Indigenous relations minister asked her formerly Liberal MP colleague, who was highlighting Justin Trudeau’s lack of action. JWR tweeted it as evidence of racism and misogyny, which Bennett called “interpersonal dynamics.”
New news gambit by Google
The newspaper lobby hoped that Ottawa would deliver on spring legislation to force social media platforms to pay for journalism, even as Facebook stepped in with voluntary deals with 14 publishers. News Media Canada chair Jamie Irving is now further frustrated by Google leaving its loudest critics out of the plan to make friends:
BuzzFeed is going public while swallowing Complex. Special purpose acquisition company 890 Fifth Avenue is named for the comic book mansion of the Avengers. CEO Jonah Peretti, who founded BuzzFeed 15 years ago, boasts they can support content and creativity in ways that Big Tech can’t.
Finally, the 20-year history gap
Clone High was a 2002 co-production of MTV and Nelvana, which planted historical figures in animated high school. After premiering in Canada on Teletoon, its international exposure hit a snag due to the depiction of Mahatma Gandhi, which brought on protests in India. Now, two decades later, work has started on the second season: