“The simple math is now the charity is spending more than it’s bringing in,” said Craig Kielburger, as he and brother, Marc, expressed their devastation about the end of We Charity in Canada after a summer of scandal. CTV, the network that aired We programming for 14 years, was their chosen channel for the nearly one-hour interview.
Just don’t promise any sequel
Halloween is already facing the fear of COVID-19, as words of caution in California were followed by John Tory saying Toronto could potentially clamp down. The mayor remains on the hook for promising a springtime “St. Patrick’s Day 2” six months ago. Yet, for all the adjustments, the city’s film festival technically has started on time.
“Mick, Keith Charlie, Ron, come on back!” El Mocambo owner Michael Wekerle addressed the current impossibilities of fulfilling his goal to get the Rolling Stones to reopen the renovated Toronto nightclub, which will relaunch instead with Big Wreck. Meanwhile, veteran Stones tribute band the Blushing Brides scored a gig elsewhere.
The pre-schooler of privilege
Rather than shield his offspring from getting celebrity press, Drake shared his own Instagram photo of initially secret son Adonis being picked up by an SUV at what may be his Bridle Path home. But the nearly three-year-old’s mom, Sophie Brussaux, had back-to-school snapshots with Adonis in different clothing—so, who knows where he’s going:
Conrad Black’s son has stuff to say about being in jail. Charged in 2016 with domestic assault, Jonathan Black spent six months in prison before being acquitted, resulting in experiences that his once-incarcerated father is steering attention to new videos about. (“Jon’s Jailcation” coincides with the memoir by Conrad’s wife, Barbara Amiel.)
Finally, a class in cancel culture
“High School Confidential” by Rough Trade joined the streak of inductees into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, as a song whose lyrics were deemed too risqué for unedited radio airplay was deemed acceptable for a morning television segment with Ben Mulroney. So, that’s what happens 40 years later, when expression is set free: