Get ready for Canada’s first TikTok election

Reading these memes is so 2019

Campaign-style content is taking over the federal party accounts before the speculated mid-August election call. The digital advantage currently belongs to the NDP, because Jagmeet Singh built a following on TikTok ahead of any other conteders. By comparison, the Greens now have a leader put on mute during a virtual party meeting.


Smooth landing at Rideau Hall

Julie Payette’s term as governor general might be widely wished forgotten, but she still offered congratulations to her successor, Mary Simon. Justin Trudeau’s selection for the first Indigenous GG came with her claim that an election call hasn’t been discussed. Noteworthy is that Simon speaks Inuktitut, but her bilingualism doesn’t include French.


Vaccination proof or a negative rapid test will be required for Nashville North at the Calgary Stampede. Alberta’s official freedom policy hasn’t stopped the party tent from putting conditions on admission this summer, becoming the first major Canadian event to do so. Meanwhile in Ontario, the Canada’s Wonderland gates are open again.


A suiting glance got pantsed

One year after an Instagram incident landed Jessica Mulroney amongst the cancelled, she could still make Page Six just for sharing a quote about losing friends. Her link to Meghan Markle still hasn’t lost U.K. cachet: the first evidence of design from her own suit collection was deleted after the Daily Mail drew attention to something similar:


I made mistakes. But my departure wasn’t the solution to the CBC’s problem with racism.” Wendy Mesley gave the Globe and Mail her own take on the circumstances that led to the end of her show, The Weekly. The official announcement of Mesley’s exit from the CBC after 38 years framed it as a retirement and praised her as a “trailblazer.”


Finally, too Much for a minute

MuchMusic unveiled its six new VJs commissioned by Bell Media to create content initially announced in tandem with TikTok, where it begins with pop star endorsements. And while the Much TV channel sticks to comedy reruns, the digital fodder also aims at longer attention spans, starting with 11 minutes on concert etiquette: