Table talk for the last mask weekend
A tunnel filled with lousy lighting
Whatever the still undisclosed information was that’s led the Ontario NDP to remove veteran MPP Paul Miller from caucus, it seemed to involve postings on Facebook. Miller’s name also comes up in a column by his cousin, Steve Paikin, who’s grappling with conflicts like his wife now confirming she ghost-wrote a book for Patrick Brown after his scandal in 2018.
A backhanded way of talking
Writing back to constituents is a roundabout way for Kevin Vuong to have it reported that he still hopes to get back in with the Liberals. Vuong is facing a service offence charge from the Royal Canadian Navy for failing to disclose his 2019 sexual assault charge, which was dropped before he became a Toronto MP.
“In order to make his name mean anything, you have to anglicize his name and add words to it.” Lorne Grabher’s lawyer reacted to the Supreme Court deciding that it won’t hear an appeal related to Nova Scotia’s recall of a personalized licence plate. The saga started with a complaint in times of Trump.
Belated glory of ’80s Toronto
Currently shooting its second season around Toronto and environs is Sex/Life, the Netflix show whose raunchy ridiculousness made many memes. The tone for the series was set by director Patricia Rozema, who’s receiving renewed attention for a film from 36 years ago, due to a restoration’s prestige screen time:
Kate Beaton’s pictures are getting a turn on Apple TV. Pinecone & Pony is a series initiated by the illustrator from Mabou, Nova Scotia. It’s based on her 2016 book The Princess and the Pony, published by Scholastic. Meanwhile, succession drama at that company—a tale with ties to Toronto—has earned a whirl in Vanity Fair.
Finally, who is Arcade Fire now?
Arcade Fire have now been around for over two decades, and it’s been 11 years since they caused mass confusion by winning Grammy Awards. Now, the band plays crypto parties in Las Vegas and get confused with Nickelback in questions on Jeopardy. The first track from their return foreshadows an album called WE: