The radio airtime’s up for Derringer
His workplace is getting probed too
The fallout from a Facebook video from Jennifer Valentyne with claims that led her to file a gender discrimination complaint with the Canadian Human Rights Commission included Corus Entertainment suspending John Derringer. Valentyne was his Q107 Toronto morning co-host for two years, after others who have now shared their own allegations.
A war room goes to Walmart
A press conference in front of a Walmart was a way of elucidating that “Doug Ford is the puppet of Big-Box billionaires” after Steven Del Duca promised that Ontario Liberals will crack down on carjackings. In between, Global News reported that Del Duca’s former riding association was fond of expensing at steakhouses, most frequently at the Keg.
Pierre Poilievre’s wacky war on the World Economic Forum. Promising to banish any Davos participants from his prospective government is contributing a new layer of conspiratorial context to the Conservative leadership campaign. On the other hand, fellow candidate Leslyn Lewis is stoking fears about joining the international pandemic treaty.
Video bill risks leaving a scar
Hollywood’s streaming boom is paying dividends in Ontario, a relationship that John Tory sought to reinforce for Toronto by heading to Hollywood for meetings including a visit to Netflix. Concurrently, the federal committee debating potential regulations for online video heard views that the Bill C-11 plan will backfire:
Andrew Krystal dead at 63. A media provocateur who became an FM talk radio star for Rogers Media in Halifax, he returned to Toronto for an experimental stint at the Fan 590, followed by a phase as Rob Ford’s best friend at CityNews. He then pivoted to marketing communications while hosting a SiriusXM interview show, Krystal Nation.
Finally, pages made of Cinefoil
“The Unburnable Book” currently being auctioned by Sotheby’s is an edition of The Handmaid’s Tale printed and bound using fireproof materials. The aspiration is for a six-figure sale with proceeds going to PEN America programs that oppose book bans. Margaret Atwood herself wielded a flamethrower to prove the unburnability: