The best promotion a book can’t buy
Indigo is still taking online orders
The Freedom Convoy by Andrew Lawton is a certified chart-topper among Canadian non-fiction books. But no browsers in an Indigo-owned store can buy one—a decision the company describes as due to its selective curation of physical shelves. The story itself isn’t over, as co-organizer Tamara Lich awaits another crack at release from jail next week.
Hockey Canada scandal score
Two videos and 35 text messages were provided by police in London, Ontario, by lawyers representing former Canadian Hockey League players, in the effort to show evidence of a consensual sexual encounter. A lawsuit was subsequently settled prior to the newer revelation that Hockey Canada maintains a fund designed for claims like this one.
“Trudeau, one of the only Western leaders to mandate masks on trains, spotted maskless on train.” The Kettle Valley Steam Railway in Okanagan, B.C., isn’t bound by federal laws, confirmed the National Post after the PM showed off his own glad-handing in the aisles. It also provided a detour from three days of Justin Trudeau haircut discourse.
John Tory awaits more strength
Before he became Ontario’s premier, Doug Ford was advocating for a “strong mayor” system of municipal government in large cities. The criticism such veto power receives may fluctuate based on who’s in charge. Now that the policy is expected to be applied in Ottawa and Toronto, the mayor who’s currently seeking a third term sees no problem here:
Leah McLaren’s perspective on writing a memoir starring her mother. Where You End and I Begin got front-page play at the Toronto Star, with a meta-meditation on publishing her perspective on a parental story of sexual abuse. Leah’s mother Cecily Ross was first to spill about their differences over it, in the pages of the Literary Review of Canada.
Finally, a slicker indie-rock beard
Ian Blurton’s Future Now is the latest project from the Toronto musician initially known for co-founding the band Change of Heart. Four decades later, his new project’s album, Second Skin, has a physical release with great attention paid to aesthetics, which include melodies and harmonies for the After Times: