Peace, order and keeping pants on

Good government in a nutshell

“Hyperactive multitasking” was the reason Liberal MP William Amos said he appeared naked twice during virtual parliamentary meetings. He told reporters in his western Quebec riding that a health team concluded it wasn’t due to a mental health disorder. Amos plans to decrease his work week from 85 to 60 hours and be more careful online.


A Greek chorus keeps growing

What was described by Dr. Theresa Tam as a “whole slew” of COVID-19 variants is currently being watched by public health officials, with the 11 reported cases of lambda raising its place on the radar. Nonetheless, the acceleration of a two-dose summer in Ontario will be rewarded with Step 3 of reopening moved up to July 16.


Video Shows Cops Pointing Guns, Smirking at Rapper Shooting Music Video. Vice reported on an Instagram post by Twy Korchinski Beals, who filmed the interaction in Toronto and claimed he was grabbed by the neck and “roughed up a little bit.” Twy’s sister Regis Korchinski-Paquet died during an encounter with police.


Sue-Ann Levy’s anti-retirement

Postmedia is wondering what happened to the federal government’s promise to force Big Tech to pay for newspaper website links, even if other publishers are benefitting from licensing programs. The situation continues to lead to the exit of the kind of veterans who claim they’d rather pursue acting, only to turn up doing familiar work elsewhere:


Jason Priestley plans to make a feature film about Harold Ballard once his documentary is done. The first production about the infamous Toronto Maple Leafs owner will debut next year via CBC. Priestley had hoped to continue his Global TV series Private Eyes, but Corus Entertainment abruptly pulled the plug after five seasons.


Finally, a Bolt with Bud Light

Nikita Kucherov gave the NHL a viral shot in the arm with his press conference after the Tampa Bay Lightning won the Stanley Cup: a shirtless beer-chugging Russian right winger was universally acclaimed as a thing hockey needs. After reminding Montreal Canadiens fans that they never had a chance, a further round of trolling via Twitter rubbed it in: