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Lasers shoot through eyes of Pierre Poilievre
It’s what crypto can do for you
Bitcoin was exchanged for lunch at a shawarma shop by Pierre Poilievre, who dropped into Tahini’s Restaurant in London, Ontario, to trumpet the virtue of cryptocurrency as part of his Conservative leadership campaign. His stated goal is to make Canada “the blockchain capital of the world” to provide a reprieve from inflation.
New suit for this intersection
The southwest corner of Yonge and Bloor is where Apple would rather not have its next store in Toronto, based a lawsuit now filed to terminate its lease for a location that’s been in the works for six years. Mizrahi Developments, the company behind The One condo skyscraper, allegedly missed two of the deadlines to complete its construction.
“Rumble, the Right’s Go-To Video Site, Has Much Bigger Ambitions.” The latest New York Times report highlights how YouTube-banned outlets with names like Red Pill News are being welcomed by the streaming service based in Toronto. Also part of the evolution of Rumble is preserving a platform for Russian state media.
Villains aren’t made in a day
Attention for a segment on 60 Minutes moves slower than it once did. Comments by Tricon CEO Gary Berman on how millennials don’t want to buy homes didn’t catch fire until a clip appeared a week later on the Twitter account called Housing Crisis Watch. Following several million views for his rental market aesthetic, he was rewarded with this classic clickbait:
Eugene Melnyk dead at 62. The businessman who bought the Ottawa Senators out of bankruptcy in 2003 made his health issues widely known in 2015, when he publicly appealed for a liver transplant. Melnyk’s profile as a sports franchise owner involved its share of notoriety, including a Caribbean super-yacht charter that culminated in lawsuits.
Finally, a day after the shade
Remy Shand released his one and only album 20 years ago this month. The Way I Feel never got a follow-up, as the Winnipeg musician dodged the spotlight—but he resurfaced online a decade later. Now his record is getting a deluxe reissue, with one long-lost song sold via a long-lost service called PureTracks: