Radio cancellation culture at Bell
Discussed by one dismissed host
Bell Media gave Jamil Jivani a talk radio show in September 2020, which expanded to three nightly national hours on the iHeartRadio network amidst layoffs the following February. But, by the end of 2021, the pundit seemed to be subtweeting his employer. Jivani describes the subsequent dismissal notice as “a mix of retaliation and cowardice.”
Putting a price on media links
The Logic delivered the scoop about the imminent introduction of legislation set to push Big Tech into Australian-inspired negotiations with news publishers via collective bargaining. Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez foreshadowed these developments after his predecessor struggled to articulate how Ottawa could regulate the internet.
“I’m not going anywhere and I’m not turning back.” There are enough MPs in Erin O’Toole’s caucus questioning his leadership to trigger a secret ballot vote on whether it should continue. And so, a social media statement demonstrated his defiance. But the Globe and Mail sources tallied at least 63 out of 119 MPs ready to oust him now.
Truckers have a friend in Tucker
Condemnation for recent Ottawa protests came from Justin Trudeau at the Harrington Lake cottage where he was steering clear from the scene and recovering from COVID-19. As an Alberta protest blocked a border crossing to Montana, the PM’s reaction to the convoy was mined for material about Canada’s condition:
Dutch publisher apologizes for a book by a Canadian who furthered the theory that Anne Frank was betrayed by a Jewish notary. University of Toronto professor emeritus Rosemary Sullivan drew notices for outlining the conclusions of a cold case team. Printing of The Betrayal of Anne Frank has now been suspended in Amsterdam.
Finally, the chills are multiplying
Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies has started filming in Vancouver after the concept changed hands from HBO Max to Paramount Plus. Ken Finkelman, the Canadian screenwriter of Grease 2, is nowhere to be found in the credits. Instead, the prequel series, set in 1954, conceives a significantly more diverse population at Rydell High: