The heat is on Justin Trudeau’s links to We

“Not about benefits to anyone else”

The revelation of how many hundreds of thousands of dollars were paid by the We organization to members of Justin Trudeau’s family for speaking appearances were preceded by a disclosure. But the discrepancies reflect a brand with multiple levels of activity, like the now-cancelled administration of a federal grant program.


Ontario Prouds crave this paper

Matthew and Tyler Proud were confirmed by Torstar as the brothers leading a rival bid for the company, and they also have a trail of apparent support for Conservatives. Ontario Liberal heavyweight Greg Sorbara is part of their package, paralleling how the other bidders have David Peterson pledging to sustain the Toronto Star’s political bent.


Quebec’s latest social media celebrity scandal started in a bar. Singer-songwriter Safia Nolan accused TV star Maripier Morin of sexual harassment and racism in an Instagram post. Morin posted an apology for her “reprehensible behaviour,” but lingerie maker Blush dropped her line, and Bell Media has removed her Z channel talk show.


Meghan Markle’s secret friends

Jessica Mulroney is widely guessed to be one of five pals cited as unnamed sources for a February 2019 People cover story about Meghan Markle’s estrangement from her father. The Duchess of Sussex is fighting the naming of those defenders in the current court case over the Mail on Sunday printing parts of a private letter to Thomas Markle:


Rivoli nightclub has a $499,000 price tag. The owners of the Toronto restaurant, bar and pool hall for the past six years have put the business up for sale and earned media attention due to its ties to the cultural history of Queen Street West. The hope is to find a buyer who will serve as a custodian for what the venue has represented since 1982.


Finally, the ultimate Entertainer

Eddie Shack was such a star of the 1960s Toronto Maple Leafs that he was the subject of a hit song. Later, he became a prodigious pitchman for companies like the Pop Shoppe and shaved his handlebar mustache to sell Schick. Word of him in palliative care for cancer at age 83 has roused the reflections about a sports celebrity status like no other: