“Send Noods” was the concept for a Kraft Dinner campaign conceived by Canadian advertising agency No Fixed Address, in collaboration with its American offshoot. But the promotion faced apparent backlash from those who saw a parallel with child sex trafficking tactics claimed by QAnon. Kraft has now removed all evidence of the offer.
Masks are already everywhere
Theresa Tam dispatched Halloween advice, but municipal leaders in Ontario are still wanting for more standards of how to safely trick-or-treat in the time of COVID-19, on par with what’s been issued by Alberta. Toronto plumber Geoff Burke says he’s been overwhelmed by requests to buy his Halloween candy chute as a safe solution.
“When we look at moviegoing in general, it simply does not pose the same risk as other indoor services and gatherings.” Cineplex CEO Ellis Jacob fired back at the province of Ontario for forcing a second-wave shutdown of theatres in Toronto, Peel and Ottawa. He also assured shareholders that the chain otherwise plans to stay open.
Still lurking to the end of time
Word of Stephen Harper’s son working in the Alberta premier’s office, while remotely completing his Columbia University master’s degree, prompted much chatter about a presumed six figures worth of nepotism. But any future political career of Ben Harper might be useful for Liberals who want to blame his old man for whatever ails Canada:
Tory Lanez is told to stay away from Megan Thee Stallion—and surrender his guns. While posting his $190,000 bail in L.A., the Canadian rapper was granted a continuance and didn’t enter a plea for charges he disputed on Twitter. But in a New York Times op-ed, Megan described herself as a recent “victim of an act of violence by a man.”
Finally, transcending NC-17
Brandon Cronenberg has been doing pandemic-style press via Toronto for Possessor, his sci-fi thriller about an assassin who takes over other people’s bodies—a concept that draws comparisons to the work of his father, David. The benefit of an American release now is that theatres see its unrated version as more of a draw: