Political suspense moves to Hamilton
At least they’re getting a new mayor
Now that Andrea Horwath is no longer leader of the Ontario NDP she’s not saying never to running for mayor of Hamilton one of these days. But there’s also a limited window of time to take on Bob Bratina, the broadcaster turned mayor turned Liberal MP, as current mayor Fred Eisenberger confirmed he won’t be seeking another term after winning three.
A shooting’s political aftermath
Promises by RCMP commissioner Brenda Lucki to leverage the shooting in Nova Scotia to get a gun control law passed were revealed in a report at the public inquiry into the attacks of April 2020. But the top Mountie is denying her colleague’s claim of interference—and says the discussions she had were standard procedure.
Two hospitals in Ontario with Muzzo family donations have no plans to remove their name. Mackenzie Health and the SickKids responded after a petition circulated to remove the reminder of an impaired driver now released from prison. Edward Lake, the dad to three kids killed by Marco Muzzo in 2015, died by suicide the day after Father’s Day.
You too can be too connected
Recruiters on LinkedIn love a story like the one about the Toronto freelance writer rejected for a role because he tweeted a line about burning down a Whole Foods for not restocking ponzu sauce at the stir-fry counter. The same writer has now offered the latest meditation on how the professional network got so personal:
Cineplex tickets bought on its website or app will now cost $1.50 more than lining up at the box office. The surcharge is explained as a way to “invest and evolve our digital infrastructure,” although it’ll be waived for members of the new CineClub. (Independent distributor Films We Like is sarcastically offering $1.50 donations to Cineplex.)
Finally, screamo has mellowed
Alexisonfire is a back in business a decade after their farewell tour, which means being seen as elder statesmen with the legacy of leading the final wave of rock bands who broke via MuchMusic. The revival involves a long weekend of concerts in their hometown of St. Catharines, Ontario, and a power ballad overture from a new album called Otherness: