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Pizza reviewing finds new freedom on Twitter
El Presidente’s first slice got an 8.4
Barstool Sports mogul Dave Portnoy thanked Elon Musk for making a $44 billion deal for Twitter so that he was freer to respond to implications of wrath brought upon all Toronto pizzerias he visits for appraisal. In other news, columnist obsession with the app found Joe Warmington watching the Teslas parked outside the headquarters of Twitter Canada.
Trucker redux looming in Ottawa
The official inquiry into the invocation of the Emergencies Act was condemned as a whitewash by Conservatives who say it won’t hold the Liberals to account. But the federal government will cover the Ottawa policing bill related to the Freedom Convoy. Planned next is the Rolling Thunder rally of motorcycles that the cops are set to curb off Parliament Hill.
Mattea Roach’s 15 minutes have now lasted for 15 nights. An invitation to name Atlantic Canadian provinces that start with the letter N added easy money to her bank on Jeopardy. And while the 23-year-old tutor is torn between being identified as both Haligonian and Torontonian, putting “lesbian” in her Twitter bio drew some attention all its own.
The minor fall, the major lift
There’s currently more Canadian attention for American Idol because two Toronto-born finalists are in the top 10: Nicolina Bozzo, who still lives in the city, did her patriotic duty in covering Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.” Singing contest patriotism will be boosted further by importing this brand for interprovincial battle that will air on a network to be named later:
Susan Jacks dead at 73. The voice of “Which Way You Goin’ Billy?,” written by her husband Terry Jacks, had a big 1969 debut in the Poppy Family—but the Vancouver act dissolved with their marriage. (Susan later got a kidney transplant from Billy, her brother.) Another hit, “Where Evil Grows,” earned recent screen time via Jim Carrey’s dance in Sonic the Hedgehog.
Finally, the chilled taste of war
@OLPWarRoom is the kind of Twitter account that reflects the relationship between platforms and power. It’s where the Ontario Liberals can deposit trifling ripostes about crucial issues like a beer bottle being sipped outside in the background of a cheerful post from the NDP. Indeed, why bother winning elections when you can just win the internet: