Conservatives have secured the support of former Liberal MP Celina Caesar-Chavannes, who’s voting for Whitby candidate Maleeha Shahid. The endorsement coincided with the Globe and Mail publishing a book excerpt from Jody Wilson-Raybould, who says Justin Trudeau wanted the former justice minister to lie about SNC-Lavalin, which he denies.
Social media scrapes in Toronto
Liberal MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith shared some screenshots purported to be from his Conservative challenger, who was promptly dropped as a candidate in Beaches–East York—but Lisa Robinson claims the account is fake. Meanwhile, St. Paul’s riding NDP candidate Sidney Coles apologized for tweeting that Israel was stealing vaccines.
Chinese social media has basically cancelled Simu Liu. An interview that the Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings star did with the CBC in 2017 included his gratitude for having left a “Third World” country where people were being starved to death. The resurfaced clip made the Marvel film’s release in China even more unlikely.
Dad watched it from home
Losing the U.S. Open final was fairly inconsequential to the rising tennis star status of 19-year-old Leylah Fernandez, whose run managed to captivate everyone, particularly those who latched on to her coaching father’s emotional appreciation of Canada. Jorge Fernandez stayed home in Florida because he felt superstitious:
“Now I’m like, ‘Oh yeah, they’re all pedophiles. It’s all statutory rape.’”Jagged, the documentary about Alanis Morissette premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival, has made headlines due to the singer alleging she was raped by multiple men at age 15. Morissette is also reportedly unhappy with the film.
Finally, castle lights brighten up
Hilarious House of Frightenstein premiered 50 years ago this week on Hamilton’s CHCH-TV. Shortly before its September 11 debut, a “custom-made kindergarten laugh track” was excised from Billy Van’s character segments. But a half-century later, this still-subversive intellectual property receives a kid-safe adaptation: