More social distancing from Hockey Canada
Newspaper advertising helped
A full-page Globe and Mail advertisement is how Scotiabank confirmed it was pausing sponsorship of Hockey Canada due to how the organization handled an alleged sexual assault. Canadian Tire and Telus followed suit by withdrawing support from the next world junior championship, decisions made a week after federal funding to the organization was frozen.
Getting too real for Twitter
Sharing evidence of a reunion with fellow Toronto councillors turned Ontario MPPs brought a Twitter ratio to Kristyn Wong-Tam, in part because Michael Ford’s pick to replace him at city hall resigned within hours due to homophobic social media posts. Peter Tabuns, another Toronto city councillor turned MPP, is now the interim Ontario NDP leader.
The second document that says the top Mountie faced pressure from Bill Blair. Brenda Lucki claimed that the public safety minister directly pressured her to disclose firearm details in advance of new gun control legislation. The inquiry into the Nova Scotia mass shooting has also been raising wider issues about the workings of the RCMP.
Running things with the Order
The mid-year Order of Canada appointee list has an active celebrity presence in Sandra Oh. But music executive Al Mair is a noteworthy name from his years running Attic Records. Meanwhile, after seeming like a conspicuous snub among those granted the honour, Donovan Bailey will be sprinting to Rideau Hall:
Rogers Media blew out a pop frequency in Vancouver to spin Rage Against the Machine on repeat. Departures from the B.C. signal for Kiss Radio were followed by “Killing in the Name” played through the night and through the morning. It’s expected to make way for a full-time alternative rock station with a similar format to Sonic 102.9 in Edmonton.
Finally, give everything to Izzy
Drake scored his 11th chart-topper on the Billboard album chart with Honestly, Nevermind, whose most traditional rap track, rather than the song from his latest video, debuted atop the Hot 100. The fact that Drizzy doesn’t need to do interviews to promote anything has also provided a wider opening for Fake Drake to get covered like a celebrity: