A total of $19,720 in fines arrived for each of the two Canadian citizens who flew into Toronto from the U.S. with fake vaccination cards and COVID-19 test results. Resistance to a vaccine passport remains among lawmakers on both sides of the border, whose checkpoints will open to vaccinated Americans before they reciprocate.
Max is unvaxxed and relaxed
Pre-election campaigning includes complaining about Liberal pandemic polices for Maxime Bernier, whose People’s Party rallies are being buttressed by the anti-lockdown set. Mad Max’s latest candidates include David Freiheit, a lawyer from Montreal known from YouTube, and Toronto Symphony Orchestra timpanist David Kent.
“Our city has gone through a lot in the past year, but this one really hurts.” A statement from John Tory about Kyle Lowry leaving for the Miami Heat in a $90 million sign-and-trade included Toronto’s mayor saying the former Raptor should get his own statue in the city. Lowry foreshadowed an exit in the winter when he sold his house.
Beyond view of a birdwatcher
A new podcast interview with Amy Cooper, the “Central Park Karen” who went to the University of Waterloo, sheds new light on the 2020 incident whose portrayals she’s also disputing in a lawsuit against her ex-employer. Meanwhile, the woman cancelled after what was dubbed an “Amy Cooper experience” says her life is happy again:
Michael Landsberg’s sudden sign-off from TSN. A fixture of the network since its launch in 1984, which included hosting Off the Record for 18 seasons, Landsberg had been co-hosting its Toronto radio morning show since 2016. He announced his departure without fanfare, presumably to avoid being perceived as a retired person.
Finally, the virtual Basil Fawlty