It was while recovering from treatment in a Serbian hospital for dependency on the anti-anxiety drug Benzodiazepine that Jordan Peterson contracted COVID-19, along with pneumonia, according to an interview with his daughter. Mikhaila Peterson also posted her own video describing what she calculated as 18 days with the coronavirus.
The private stairs to nowhere
The study and design of a private staircase that was never built contributed almost $140,000 to Julie Payette’s wish for renovations at Rideau Hall, while more than $117,500 went to a gate and doors to keep people away from her office. These newly reported numbers add to workplace controversy involving the governor general.
We Charity has something new to issue a lengthy rebuttal about. The finance committee heard from watchdog group Charity Intelligence Canada, which previously had some questions for the Kielburgers. And new scrutiny surrounds the revelation that We hired a public relations firm to help with its contract in Quebec.
More of a border than before
A new lawsuit accusing Mohammed bin Salman of sending a hit squad to Canada to kill a former spy provides a different view on the Saudi crown prince from his friendship with Donald Trump. Meanwhile, the White House provoked new contempt at Queen’s Park, where Doug Ford called Trump a backstabber for his latest policy move:
Brent Carver dead at 68. Winning a Tony Award for the Broadway musical version of Kiss of the Spider Woman was a career pinnacle for the actor, who later played Gandalf in the Toronto stage version of Lord of the Rings but also returned to his Shakespeare roots. Carver passed away in the city where he was born, Cranbrook, B.C.
Finally, a TV dad gets his due
Alan Thicke is now officially a member of the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, an induction that provided reminders about his musical legacy: the Wheel of Fortune theme he wrote only ran from 1975 to 1983, he took over lead vocals on the Diff’rent Strokes opening in its final season, and his ex-wife Gloria Loring sang about The Facts of Life: