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Halloween has been shoved off sidewalks
Ontario health policy is rooted in fear
Ontario’s official public health advice to avoid trick-or-treating in COVID-19 hot spots had Doug Ford conceding that he can’t win this one, should case numbers spike as senior citizens hand out candy. The premier also says the kids on his street have been scared enough lately by anti-mask protesters throwing what looks like blood.
Rattled cage of corrupt claims
The prospect of a snap federal election looms now that the Conservative proposal to look into possible corruption related to Liberal controversies would constitute a confidence motion. Erin O’Toole argues that it’s only about trying to get to the truth behind numbers, like how Justin Trudeau’s family was compensated by We Charity.
An emergency debate was held in Ottawa over the lobster dispute in Nova Scotia. MPs argued over what to do about the ongoing dispute between Indigenous and commercial fishers after a turbulent weekend. The accusations that the Mi’kmaw are threatening lobster conservation have been regarded as a reflection of racism.
Back to speaking of lobsters
Following a snapshot of Jordan Peterson back home for Canadian Thanksgiving, a video provided further proof that he feels largely recovered from withdrawal symptoms he experienced after being prescribed benzodiazepines due to anxiety. Treatments Peterson sought in Connecticut, Russia and Serbia included a detour due to COVID-19:
Bell Media will be getting a new president. Randy Lennox brought a music business background to the role he’ll leave in January after about four years—to be replaced by veteran BCE executive Wade Oosterman. (Kevin Crull, who lost that presidency after attempting to meddle in CTV News, can currently be found tweeting love for Trump.)
Finally, the quick-bite reckoning
Quibi is reportedly struggling to find a buyer, as CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg failed in his pitch to Apple. But the service is still debuting new shows, including a docu-series about the history of American Apparel produced by Vice. The two companies with Montreal roots were once pretty much synonymous, but only one of them has lived to tell the tale: