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There must be some misunderstanding
There must be some kind of mistake
Comparisons to the British sitcom Yes Minister were invoked in response to the deputy public safety minister saying his boss, Marco Mendicino, claiming police asked the federal government for the Emergencies Act was actually misunderstood. An inquiry continues to look into the details surrounding the convoy.
The masks falling off the bus
Masks will remain officially recommended on Toronto public transit after they will no longer be required by the province. But an ever-increasing number of riders ignored rules that weren’t being enforced. Ontario will retain the mask mandate in long-term care and retirement homes, and health-care settings will continue policies they set themselves.
The landlord for Toronto’s most notorious illegal pot shop was acquitted on cannabis charges. CAFE has continued to operate retail locations around the city, despite police installing cement blocks as part of a crackdown on the renegade chain. (These days, the dispensary concept is being satirized for marketing of Shreddies cereal.)
More than just motion sickness
A migration to the stage was caught on tape at the Phoebe Bridgers concert at Toronto’s Echo Beach. The gate opening was preceded by a notable number of fans enduring a long wait in the rain. Subsequently, the L.A. musician got headlines for a concert that kept paramedics busy due to unconsciousness and dehydration:
Canadian Broadcast Standards Council says comme ci, comme ça about English swearing on French radio. A complaint escalated to the industry watchdog about a Quebec City station’s after-school airing of unedited tracks by Ariana Grande and Lil Nas X. But the only one that crossed the standards panel line was the Gayle song “abcdefu.”
Finally, last words to live for
Jordan Peterson dramatically quit Twitter after blowback for his feelings on the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. But then he explained posts would continue to appear “now and then through a staff intermediary” who’s being kept busy. And now his newlywed daughter is a medium for the message summed up in a certain seven letters: