Another weekend of lockdown protests in downtown Toronto led to 10 arrests and police kicking out cameras before the anti-maskers stormed a Shoppers Drug Mart. But while Canada is cranking up suggestions to stay home during March Break—even though non-essential international flights remain—deportations are currently on the upswing.
A happier viceregal afterlife
Michaëlle Jean being appointed to lead the Hatian Football Federation coincided with attention to the lifelong perks granted to a former governor general such as her. Criticism for it surrounds the resignation of Julie Payette, which led Justin Trudeau to say the vetting process will be fixed, ideally for a replacement who’s pleasant and boring.
Dominion Voting Systems is suing Rudy Giuliani for US$1.3 billion. Response to accusations of rigging the U.S. election previously led to a similar defamation suit for former Donald Trump campaign lawyer Sidney Powell. Conspiracy theories about Dominion included claims that moving its Toronto office was part of the cover-up.
The new exported war effort
While federal regulation looms over social media conduct, two men born in Canada continue to trade insults on Twitter over topics from responsibility for the U.S. Capitol riots to imagining what the animators of Fantasia would think. Seth Rogen is adamant that he considers the exchange with Ted Cruz to be more than a mere celebrity spat:
George Armstrong dead at 90. The record-holder for the most games played with the Toronto Maple Leafs was the captain of four Stanley Cup–winning teams during the 1960s, then appeared in the 1971 movie Face-Off. “Chief” worked as a scout for the Quebec Nordiques prior to his stint as an interim coach for the Leafs in 1988-89.
Finally, winding this back up
Saga is the prog-rock band originally from Oakville, Ontario, who announced their retirement from touring four years ago—but changed their minds while remaining giants in Germany. The upcoming album Symmetry is foreshadowed by an acoustic remake of the 1981 hit “Wind Him Up” that sounds compatible with the sea shanties on TikTok: