How to fight a Conservative leadership race
Five more months of this ahead
Convoy, crypto and climate polices espoused by Pierre Poilievre all sound wacky to Jean Charest, who is increasingly being called a Liberal by his Conservative leadership rival. Charest says Poilievre should be disqualified because “laws are not a buffet.” Poilievre says Charest should be disqualified because the latter spent time working for Huawei.
Awards week eclipsed by this
Barry Avrich’s regretted acceptance speech at the Canadian Screen Awards for Oscar Peterson: Black + White supplied the most headlines about the five-night ceremony. Organizations continued condemning Avrich’s saying “it doesn’t matter who tells” Black stories. Canada’s heritage minister tweeted the Online Streaming Act will rectify that.
Prince Charles and Camilla are scheduled to visit Canada in May. The couple will visit Newfoundland and Labrador, Ottawa and the Northwest Territories in honour of the Queen. Charles and Camilla weren’t scared by the H1H1 pandemic on their trip to Canada in November 2009, when the idea of him becoming king met little enthusiasm.
Snack patriots snubbed by pics
Resolution of the price dispute over Frito-Lay products came after more than two months in which no bags could be bought at stores owned by Loblaw. The standoff between supplier and retailer was seen as a sign of inflationary times. The coverage also revealed that Canadian news outlets lazily lean on file photos from stores south of the border:
The first road trip for the Blue Jays begins with its only radio play-by-play announcer stuck at home. Rogers opting not to have Ben Wagner travel with the team is drawing more attention that the company won’t comment on. Meanwhile, the season started in Toronto with a woman charged after punching a cop.
Finally, a new farewell to Rush
Alex Lifeson will be auctioning off more than 60 guitars he used while in Rush, along with other memorabilia from his days with the band. The debut album from his new project, Envy of None, was released with Lifeson explaining that he’s looking beyond nostalgia. But it ends with “Western Sunset,” an instrumental written after his final visit with Neil Peart: