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Scandalous scarf surrounds Chrystia Freeland
Glory slogan attains surreal status
The Canadian Press ventures to explain the fury around Chrystia Freeland holding a black-and-red scarf in a photo shared on her own Twitter account. A day later, it was deleted and replaced with an image that didn’t contain the contentious colours. The debates over how to characterize the scarf created their own vortex complete with rumours of damage control.
The after-mask at Queen’s Park
The highest-profile Ontario MPP not seeking re-election is health minister Christine Elliott, who’ll stay to the end of this term. Randy Hillier, kicked out of the PC caucus a year before the pandemic, whose measures he opposed, is also leaving Queen’s Park. The announcements coincide with official hope of the mask mandate ending by the end of March.
Rogers won’t get all of Shaw’s wireless licences should its takeover deal be approved. But the fact that the industry minister brought it up indicates approval is only a matter of time. Still being deliberated is what happens to revenues that Shaw has to give Global News. Rogers intends to redirect those funds to support the Citytv network.
These pages remain unturned
Chaotic events from Ottawa to Ukraine were apparently to blame for delays in tabling the Online News Act on the heels of an act for streaming. And so, newspapers owned by Postmedia gave another round to filling space with demands, while the Public Policy Forum renewed its call for a policy. Someday, surveys like these might even stop being issued:
The Weeknd’s global stadium tour starts at home. The building formerly known as SkyDome is at the top of a list whose reveal was paused for a week, due to Russia invading Ukraine amidst a series of anticipatory tweets. Concurrently announced was the XO Humanitarian Fund, which will receive $1 from each ticket atop the initial $1.5 million.
Finally, music for causeways
Bob Moses has been a confusing enough name for a synthpop duo—who claim a certain power broker inspired it—but one of them has a name in common with Canadian rock songwriter Jim Vallance, who happens to be his dad. The pair has also joined the Weeknd in the league of acts with two pandemic albums: