Season finale off the air for Wendy Mesley

Her show would’ve covered this one

Confirmation from Wendy Mesley that she used the N-word on two occasions in CBC production meetings sounds like the end of her run hosting The Weekly. Debuting in early 2018 to cover the intersection of media, technology and politics, it was the forum for Mesley’s confrontational interviews with Maxime Bernier and Jordan Peterson.


Changing the family channel

The fatherly wisdom of Brian Mulroney include suggesting Justin Trudeau develop an Agenda for Canadian Greatness, lest the former PM be seen as still lurking over his own party like Stephen Harper. It’s a good time for Mulroney to resurface after his surname was linked with other stuff, although Us Weekly seems happy to help with repairing their scandalized reputations.


Canada’s new student service grants will be back-ended by the We Charity. A chance to earn up to $5,000 for volunteering will involve the organization that Sophie Grégoire Trudeau does a podcast for, and at whose event she attended before testing positive for COVID-19. This grant can only help her husband’s growing popularity.


Butts has become like all of us

In a Twitter reply to his current boss, the former principal secretary to Justin Trudeau served up a platter to his ideological enemies with a U.S. map full of offensiveness. After some of his 80,000 followers pointed to the details, Gerald Butts conceded that he should’ve known better. Just another micro-scandal for the ongoing era of self-isolation:


Pukka Orchestra frontman Graeme Williamson died in Glasgow. The video single “Listen to the Radio” heralded the 1984 album by the Toronto new-wave band, whose image was burnished by the police protest song “Cherry Beach Express.” But their rise was halted by a bankrupt record company and Williamson’s health issues.


Finally, the truth is somewhere

TrueAnon, a manic American podcast created to contemplate the case of Jeffrey Epstein, soon evolved into something popular enough to traipse through other criminal mysteries. There’s no better story to discuss now than the clashing tales of what really happened in northern Nova Scotia: