Sighing and shouting after the storm
Toronto’s longest week ever
CTV News birthed a star in nine-year-old Carter Trozzolo, whose sighing response to being asked about shovelling in lieu of school captured relatable exhaustion in Toronto. The first day back after the Omicron winter break came 48 hours late, but six high schools remained inaccessible due to snow removal contractors not showing up.
Sid’s indignation for breakfast
Breakfast Television co-host Sid Seixeiro got wound up about Doug Ford’s snowstorm antics, taking aim at how rival Toronto media outlets highlighted the premier’s political heroism. The video got more attention due to Citytv removing the original tweet of the clip. When it returned after an uproar, the description noted Ford “receiving applause.”
The transgender school library book battle in Waterloo. A teacher from the Ontario region was removed from a Zoom meeting after expressing concern over the sexualized content of two books available in school libraries. Previously, the same Waterloo Region board announced a plan to review all of the content on its shelves.
Long read on porn problems
Last fall, MindGeek settled one lawsuit with 50 women while facing additional class actions over videos posted to Pornhub and other websites that had been up for sale. Meanwhile, the CEO wonders in a Vanity Fair feature if the fire that destroyed his Montreal mansion last April was incited by “extreme religious groups” on social media:
Carol Off will be signing off from daily CBC Radio on February 25. The co-host of As It Happens since September 2006—alongside Barbara Budd, prior to 11 years with Jeff Douglas—will shift to a new summer radio series. Off has been a CBC full-timer since 1987. (Her husband, Linden MacIntyre, retired from the network in 2014.)
Finally, the cost of this rocker
Jagmeet Singh’s new baby recently made her TikTok debut, because that’s what influencer offspring are usually recruited to do. But when it came to the NDP leader’s wife Gurkiran Kaur Sidhu’s free $1,895 rocking chair in exchange for an Instagram plug, her husband then following suit triggered the ethical obligation to pay for it: