Ontario’s election scandal scorecard sheet
With two flavours of youthful racism
Stephen Lecce apologized for participating in a “slave auction” at Western University after the NDP-aligned PressProgress unearthed this history of Ontario’s current education minister. Meanwhile, after soon after Grade 12 student Aidan Kallioinen was acclaimed as a Liberal candidate in Sault Ste. Marie, the exposure of digital immaturity ended his precocious hope.
Now featuring a 15% solution
The park-drinking debate will get another round at Toronto city hall after being voted down last summer in favour of focusing on COVID-19 bylaw enforcement. Councillor Josh Matlow’s proposal puts a 15% cap on alcohol content, to help limit the disorder that would be less of a problem on proposed pedal pubs that won’t allow drinking between stops.
Toronto’s subway convenience store chain has filed for creditor protection. Gateway Newstands (sic) blames the pandemic for the fact that it owes more than $20 million, combined with declining franchisee interest in running these kiosks. But retail spaces on the TTC have never been known for sophistication.
What the alt-weekly is now
A promised May 2022 monthly print edition of Now Magazine appears more elusive than the April one was, while its bankrupt owner Media Central hasn’t been able to pay a $92,000 printing bill. Now also recently lost two more stalwart editorial staffers. But the surviving company president is bylined as an author:
“I mean, I’m sure that we will have walkouts within the first five minutes of the movie. I’m sure of that.” David Cronenberg broke his silence to Deadline ahead of the Cannes Film Festival premiere of Crimes of the Future. The fleshy flick also saw the filmmaker talking at CinemaCon, helping give theatre owners hope.
Finally, a plot twist for Drabinsky
Paradise Square hit Broadway with the tabloid baggage of producer Garth Drabinsky. Vindication now arrives with 10 Tony nominations. Most critics didn’t like the musical set in New York during the Civil War, not to mention reported payroll problems and weak receipts. But everybody loves a comeback: