Marie Henein has thrown the book back
Not buying it as “misunderstanding”
Marie Henein’s memoir was a top story in the Globe and Mail because a book club for teenage girls was told Toronto students couldn’t attend a talk due to her having been Jian Ghomeshi’s defence lawyer. The school board apologized for the staffer who also felt a book condemning ISIS was Islamophobic. Henein also responded in a talk radio spot.
A few words of compensation
Barbara Gowdy’s tale of being scammed out of $15,000 by a “CIBC fraud investigator” who sent her scrambling for gift cards to undo the damage provided a forum for her writing talent. Meanwhile, a Toronto Star piece had Kevin Donovan describing how his stolen car ended up at the Port of Halifax, bound for Dubai, as such theft rings grow.
“Urbanites Flock to Atlantic Canada as Pandemic Blunts Cities’ Appeal.” The latest Canadian trend piece from the New York Times made the Sunday print edition with a headline highlighting these “Come From Awayers” in Bonavista, Newfoundland. The statistics from a pandemic year show a record-breaking number exiting Ontario.
The provincial fashion police
Curiosity about Princess Diana portrayed wearing an OPP hat in Spencer has grown with its theatrical run of the movie starring Kristen Stewart. One review figured it was a nod to “other people’s property” even though it was based on actual wearing. Diana also liked an RCMP crown crest cap, but federal duty was never as rock ’n’ roll:
CHFI’s morning mystery solved with a tweet. Darren B. Lamb, part of the Toronto radio show cut by Rogers, named former CP24 Breakfast duo Gurdeep Ahluwalia and Pooja Handa as the replacements-in-waiting. A remote broadcast on November 29 will introduce this apparent new phase in the ongoing history of media convergence.
Finally, the iron in his thighs
Rod Stewart accrued three decades of Cancon airplay due to his 1991 hit “Rhythm of My Heart,” written by Marc Jordan and John Capek of Toronto. Three more Jordan credits were on subsequent albums by Stewart. The fifth is the new title track of The Tears of Hercules, a song nominated for a Juno in 2005, even if you’ve never heard it: