Justin Trudeau’s plastic fork pizza faux pas

When a selfie becomes a self-own

This photo got attention for the presence of plastic cutlery, even though the Liberals aspire to ban such things. But the PMO promised to wash the pizza off of every used fork in sight.


Sidewalk Labs plan filled 1,524 pages

“Toronto Tomorrow,” the Alphabet master plan for smart-city building turns out to have wider real-estate ambitions than originally proposed.


Inside The ‘Cult’ Of Kielburger.” Canadaland talked to former WE employees about their experiences working for the organization, which several of them liken to a cult. (WE strongly denies that its corporate culture is in any way cult-like.) The probe follows WE serving Canadaland with a libel notice.


The writer is now unacknowledged

Some reactions to a “Land Acknowledgment” sign led Pride Toronto to apologize for it. Critics weren’t satisfied by the fact that it was written by an Indigenous curator.


A pair of Toronto city councillors hired a strategist to fight the CBC. Daisy Group, the communications firm headed by Warren Kinsella, ended up suing Justin Di Ciano and Mark Grimes in order to get paid for PR work. Daisy developed a campaign for the councillors to challenge CBC News reporting on their apparent relationships with developers.


Life after politics at Ole Miss

While the political legacy of Conservative MP Kellie Leitch keeps being squabbled about, she’s going off to work as a chief of pediatric orthopedics south of the border:


The best time to leave is before you’ve worn out your welcome.” Margaret Wente accepted a buyout offer from the Globe and Mail, and will end her column at the end of August—although it now only appears on weekends, a reduction from Wente’s more prolific past.


Finally, the price of public streaming

Toronto Public Library is reducing the number of items that a user can borrow from the Hoopla Digital service, in order to allocate funds to other platforms, like Kanopy. The movie platform, which TPL added last year, is too costly for another city’s system: