Patrick Brown won’t be the next PM now
But there’s always another office
The day after Postmedia published Patrick Brown claiming he could beat Justin Trudeau, the Conservative leadership candidate was disqualified due to allegations that he broke campaign financing rules. “You can’t fight a phantom” was Brown’s initial response to the anonymous claim that an unnamed organizer was being paid by an unnamed company.
A view of gloom and doom
A column by Andrew Nikiforuk at The Tyee seemed to serve social media users looking for backup of the belief that public health policy is prolonging the pandemic, but others have found holes throughout. Meanwhile, as half of Canada’s stash of AstraZeneca vaccines are expiring, Health Canada approval for the youngest child doses appear imminent.
Canadian Anti-Hate Network retweeted the ideas it’s supposedly fighting. An acknowledgment of the passing of historian Irving Abella spun off into antisemitic assertions related to the European Jewish refugees turned away from Canada. The federally funded @antihateca later deleted it in favour of a less inflammatory retweet.
Catherine Tait rides the stream
The latest five-year CBC licence renewal finds the CRTC’s former vice chair, Peter Menzies, wondering why it can’t simply be a public broadcaster rather that persisting with commercial ventures. Launching a separate digital news channel factors into that equation, which the CBC’s president says is symbolic of developing new projects with its revenue:
Khloe Kardashian has been listening to Jordan Peterson. A viral speech about spending time with your kids provided a backing track to her post on Instagram, for which she received official thanks in a comment. Peterson’s new role with The Daily Wire coincided with him being suspended from Twitter, to the dismay of a certain Elon Musk.
Finally, business taken care of
Randy Bachman got his cherished Gretsch back in Tokyo, 45 years after the 1957 guitar was stolen from a Toronto hotel. A swap of orange models was the culmination of facial recognition technology discovering Japanese musician Takeshi strumming it on YouTube. The upcoming documentary about their meeting will peak with them playing together: