Toronto’s least wanted MP met a friend
And he’s still vowing to carry on
Prior to Kevin Vuong being elected as an MP after being dropped by the Liberals, he was a regular panelist on the Newstalk 1010 morning show hosted by John Moore, who got an exclusive interview. Vuong concedes he was “naive” not to disclose a withdrawn sexual assault charge, but further asserted his determination to serve his riding.
Zooming out 20 months later
Twitter’s cross-border couple rating quarantine interiors can retire, now that their heroes met in person. Talking to Kamala Harris was one part of Justin Trudeau going to Washington with what looked like more mask theatrics than any other visitor would bring. But a bid to win concessions from Joe Biden on Buy America got him nowhere.
Aubrey Drake Graham’s name is on the $2 billion lawsuit filed on behalf of 282 attendees of the Astroworld Festival. Thomas J. Henry’s law firm says 120 others are potential plaintiffs. Drake had a diversion from the tragedy by having Kanye come over, but opted to get his rap temporarily pulled from a new album by French Montana.
Jab trek: the next generation
Health Canada’s approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for kids aged five to 11 will no doubt bring on new inoculation disputations. But then, adults aren’t finished with their protests: Western University handcuffed and hauled away a student who’s now expelled, while CP24’s Cristina Tenaglia was interrupted outside:
Anne Murray’s documentary is getting premiere screenings via Cineplex. The singer approved Full Circle—unlike the discontent expressed by Alanis Morrissette over a similar film—which will later get a streaming on CBC. It’s been 14 years since Murray got a postage stamp, an honour that’s now arrived for Buffy Sainte-Marie.
Finally, the neo-noir all-stars
Nightmare Alley is a remake of a thriller from 1947, but it comes with the real-life 2020 horror subplot of a six-month filming shutdown in Toronto, during which time Guillermo del Toro decided to shoot things differently. Screenplay collaborator Kim Morgan then married him in secret. A new trailer banks on a happy box-office ending: