The election in Ontario is nearly forgotten
Why wait for the morning after?
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Ontario Liberals didn’t get far on TikTok compared to at least one NDP MPP, but any attempts at viral war room campaigning had to navigate Steven Del Duca’s struggle to connect while some of his candidates got cancelled. And so, the election ends with a leak of something about the Russian government seeking help from the PCs.
The user-generated committee
Streaming regulations continue being ruminated in Ottawa, where YouTube enthusiast J.J. McCullough appeared to argue the position that he’d be better off without federal authorities monitoring topics like opposing bilingualism. At least some Bill C-11 critics are being funded by digital platforms, with TikTok participating in the lobbying game.
“Justin Trudeau Runs for Congress.” The editorial board of the Wall Street Journal takes a swipe at the PM recently seizing American political moments to shape policy. The latest one about guns has added to the creeping authoritarianism critiques of Canada, which can’t help but further influence the tenor of the Conservative leadership race.
Bieber Brew is watching you
It’s been two years since a Financial Post report on how the Tim Hortons app was revealing user details, which promoted federal and provincial privacy commissioners to investigate further. Their research found that downloaders had their movements tracked every few minutes, including details on when users ordered coffee from a competitor:
Rick Mercer is back at the CBC to host a stand-up comedian showcase. But not renewed for another season is the sketch comedy series TallBoyz. Police procedural Coroner is also gone after American airings didn’t catch on, but Murdoch Mysteries was renewed for season 16, while This Hour Has 22 Minutes will be making it to 30.
Finally, gone straight to Netflix
The Man From Toronto was announced in January 2020 as an action-comedy with Kevin Hart and Jason Statham—replaced by Woody Harrelson just in time for all productions to halt. The film set in New York ended up shot in Toronto, a city that the actors can’t pronounce. But then, thanks to Netflix’s old largesse, watching won’t require leaving the house: