Margaret Atwood makes it to Fox News
And all it took was some tweeting
Early Twitter-adopting writer Margaret Atwood became the main character on the website for a day after sharing a link to a Rosie DiManno column published five days earlier by the Toronto Star, which then added a rebuttal. Atwood was also in the Globe and Mail hailing three male authors who posed as Spanish crime writer Carmen Mola.
A hill of disclosure to climb
Parliament’s resumption on November 22 will come with a requirement for all entering the House of Commons precinct to be fully vaccinated. While all other MPs evidently have been, the Canadian Press could only count 77 out of 119 Conservatives fitting the bill as of last week. But the party promised to follow public health measures.
A lot of talk about a few words from the mouth of Doug Ford. This included the premier saying his phone was “blowing up” with messages from immigrants to Ontario who worked hard to avoid “collecting the dole.” The terminology used by Ford spurred on criticism, to which he responded that it was actually pro-immigration.
The politics of the patios
The pandemic has changed the face of outdoor dining in Toronto, as city staff is recommending the CaféTO program launched in June 2020 be made permanent and year-round. Meanwhile, the widespread closure of public washrooms due to COVID-19 is being offset in Ontario with legislation requiring access for some:
Sleep Country Canada is getting into the weighted blanket business. The deal for a 52% stake in Hush was worth $25 million, accompanied by an agreement to buy the rest soon. The blankets were presented for investment two years ago on Dragons’ Den, where Lane Merrifield and Jim Treliving pooled $400,000 for an 8% share.
Finally, better to have called Sol
Denis Villeneuve, director of the new Dune, recently name-checked the inspiration he received from Québécois television clowns: