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SCOTUS draft leaks north of the border
The comment of no-comments
“Conservatives will not be commenting on draft rulings leaked from the Supreme Court of the United States,” was the reply from Candice Bergen in response to media inquiries. Nonetheless, the leaked abortion draft has drawn out questions about implications for Canada, leading Justin Trudeau’s office to tweet its official position won’t be changing.
An awkward plea for peace
Comments that Patrick Brown reportedly made to an Arabic-language newspaper in Montreal made him the Conservative leader of choice to factions extremely unlikely to vote that way. But his equating Ukrainian refugees with Palestinians was taken out of context according to Brown, so making a meme out of his comment was probably wishful thinking.
“John Tory’s biggest challenger may be a former cop and Sunshine Boy.” Joe Warmington highlights how new Toronto mayoral candidate Blake Acton once posed for a pin-up in the Toronto Sun. But the most famous person to pose for the discontinued male equivalent of the Sunshine Girl will forever be Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
A long path to coming back
Trend pieces about worker backlash to being ordered to return to offices are surfacing in contrast to Microsoft doing a media tour to show off its new downtown Toronto headquarters. Canada’s office vacancy rate was 16.3% in the first quarter—with its biggest city just a little below that number, underground retail has been kneecapped:
Canada’s heritage minister will be reviewing what qualifies as Cancon. The need to tick specific boxes to be defined as homegrown content may change as part of overhauling broadcast laws. Currently, the proposed Bill C-11 is sticking to definitions that allow a documentary with the title Gotta Love Trump to fit criteria that was enshrined in regulation.
Finally, it’s still left on the dial
CFRA celebrated its 75th anniversary as an Ottawa radio station, if not necessarily highlighting events like DJ Mark Elliot quitting live on the air or open-line host Lowell Green being censured for ranting about Islam. But the talk station did get a phone call from native son Paul Anka, who talked about escaping town: