The efforts to prevent a Freedom Convoy rerun
Ottawa is bracing for Canada Day
The latest arrest tied to the Freedom Convoy involved an alleged breach of bail conditions by Tamara Lich—speculated as being due to a Facebook photo of her standing next to a fellow convoy organizer. A protest sequel is expected to happen on Canada Day, but Ottawa police claim they’re ready to act.
The charges for turtle taunting
Graydon Smith was named Ontario’s new minister of natural resources and forestry before CBC News exposed that he faces environmental charges for allegedly harming or harassing Blanding’s turtles. Previously, it was new citizenship and multiculturalism minister Michael Ford whose cabinet appointment attracted inevitable accusations of nepotism.
The contemplation of Canada becoming a place for abortion tourism. Recent coverage of the possibility coincides with wondering whether the right should also be formally enshrined. Meanwhile, the overturning of Roe v. Wade by the U.S. Supreme Court found Alberta Conservative MP Arnold Viersen expressing personal enthusiasm on camera.
Googling the McGill Faculty Club
Michael Geist’s latest question about Bill C-18 involves the removal of a document confirming the Online News Act includes requiring payment for linking to articles, adding to the pile of confusion about its definitions. But more detail about efforts by Google to derail its passage into law are revealed in this story:
Nick Nemeroff dead at 32. After moving from Montreal to Toronto, his stand-up led to a 2018 appearance on Conan O’Brien’s show, and a 2021 Juno nomination for an album, The Pursuit Of Comedy Has Ruined My Life. This year, Nemeroff had a 10-minute set streaming on CBC Gem, and he’s featured on the current season of CTV’s Roast Battle Canada.
Finally, ambassador of bohemia
Don Cullen, who died on the weekend at age 89, founded the Bohemian Embassy—Toronto’s seminal avant-garde coffee house. He also performed with U.K. comedy troupe Beyond the Fringe, spent 25 years with Wayne and Shuster, and ran Yonge Street bar Le Strip. The name Bohemian Embassy was appropriated for a condo on Queen Street West: