Alberta will stick to its guns when it comes to not introducing vaccine passports, with Jason Kenney believing the ones introduced in Manitoba contravene certain laws, even if Quebec doesn’t think so. Over in Ontario, vaccinations will be required for staff and students at Seneca College, which is likely the first school in Canada with this policy.
New war on street furniture
John Lornic’s tale of east-end Toronto eatery Lake Inez being visited by bylaw officers ordering compliance with the details of the CaféTO patio program reflects the past public space battles rearing in different ways. Meanwhile, a post-pandemic revitalization effort will add hearts to Yonge-Dundas Square—even if its name is changed.
“Video seems to debunk conspiracy theory that Kevin O’Leary was driving speedboat in fatal crash.” National Post coverage of the trial of Linda O’Leary, who pled not guilty to careless operation of a vessel, includes video evidence showing her at the wheel. A police officer testified Linda’s blood alcohol level was in the “alert” range.
The price is far to the right
A campaign by TekSavvy to oust CRTC chair Ian Scott in response to a Toronto Star report that he went out for drinks with Bell Canada CEO Mirko Bibic has been stepped up with photographic evidence of their beering. Further evidence of Canada’s data pricing being an extremely high outlier was supplied by this charting of prices in 44 countries:
Vice Media Group shows off a female C-suite while it develops a game show. An update from Deadline attempts to explain current distinctions ahead of matching BuzzFeed with an IPO to keep itself alive. The impolite origins of Vice were recently detailed in Vanity Fair, which co-founder Gavin McInnes found 50 things wrong with.
Finally, bearing with this grin
Turning Red, a Pixar production set for release next March, is the feature directorial debut of Domee Shi, whose animated short Bao won an Oscar. What the films have in common is being set in Shi’s hometown of Toronto. The story of a 13-year-old girl who turns into a giant panda whenever she gets excited has a mother voiced by Sandra Oh: