“Simply put, Facebook is screwing with our election,” read an email from the archives of new U.S. citizen Neil Young. The website will remove the Facebook login—along with one from Google—but it’s unclear why this move supposedly cost $20,000. As for Young’s lawsuit over Donald Trump playing his songs, it may not hold up if taken to the courts.
The wreck of the mask revolt
More details haven’t been forthcoming about what led to the arrest of two bloodied men terrorizing a crowd at Toronto’s Cherry Beach while revving the engines on their motorized blades. But anti-lockdown group Mothers Against Distancing claim their beach party was a target for the chainsaws, based on their interview with Rebel News.
Andrew Scheer is basically outta here as Conservative leader. The winner of the popular vote in the last federal election couldn’t get Justin Trudeau to show on his last day in the House of Commons. But even before Scheer’s replacement is announced, Bloc Québécois leader Yves-François Blanchet raised an election-trigger finger.
Hobo got derailed to go Dutch
The Canadian Cannabis Act’s rules about branding include a prohibition on evoking emotions. But one national chain fielded a backlash upon unveiling its name. The opening of its new Toronto and Ottawa stores will aim to correct a year and a half of standing by Hobo Cannabis, meant as a reference to travelling workers of the 1920s:
The doctor saving American prime time from reruns. Transplant will get its turn Tuesdays on NBC starting September 1, and CTV is up for inserting its commercials for an encore in Canada. Meanwhile, the CBC drama Coroner debuted on the CW Network to about 715,000 viewers in the U.S., which is fewer than the episodes scored at home.
Finally, been around for a while
Sloan is central to a feature from Exclaim! about the Edgefest ’95 concert in Toronto, with multiple guests from Halifax on what was billed as the headliners’ farewell. But it didn’t turn out that way, as the band regrouped while retaining its own record label. The recent passing of a musical peer of 25 years ago is where a podcast begins: