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The riders making Ottawa ill at ease
But the city says it’s ready this time
Ottawa police released the full ride plan for Rolling Thunder to back their decision to close dozens of downtown blocks to vehicles aligned with the motorcycle ride. The event organizers are trying to distance themselves from the anti-mask set planning to descend at the same time. It adds up to rumblings of a sequel.
Hammering back at the party
Andrea Horwath is now facing possible legal action from Paul Miller, the Ontario NDP MPP who was kicked out of the party in March. Currently running as an independent in Hamilton East–Stoney Creek, he denied being a member of a Facebook group called Worldwide Coalition Against Islam, and says he’s got the material to prove this.
Steven Del Duca’s new campaign commercial focuses on discussing the death of his brother. Attacks take a holiday in the Ontario Liberal ad designed to show the compassion of its leader. Meanwhile, the NDP show rival parties playing a game of Ping-Pong. These spots are competing with a government promise to cut income tax.
Elon Musk breaking every brain
Twitter’s public policy head Michelle Austin told a federal public safety committee that she “can’t speculate on what Mr. Musk may or may not do” on a deal that’s still going through. Obviously, this can’t stop the hot takes and requests to restore banned accounts. CBC’s The National portraying a doomsday inspired its very own rebuke in the Financial Post:
China’s renewed lockdowns forced a Toronto rock band to postpone a tour. Sven Gali, a Hamilton hair metal act that imploded after hilariously pivoting to grunge, put off summer concerts because its China-based guitarist can’t bank on getting here. The group that earned a gold record 30 years ago has been mounting a comeback in the 2020s.
Finally, continuing the Sadies
Dallas Good was honoured at an all-star memorial in Toronto, an invitation-only event at the Great Hall that inspired additional tributes online. The Sadies guitarist and singer, who died February 17 at age 48, left a formidable discography behind. But the rest of the band will return this summer, with Dallas Good’s final work due on the album Colder Streams: