Trucker flap leads to a little less treading
A pandemic measure is loosened
Canadian truck drivers coming into Canada will now be exempt from a federal vaccine mandate. The reversal of a policy that was set to come into effect January 15 followed arguments that supply chains would be further strained by these quarantines. But the American truckers who haven’t been vaccinated are still set to be turned away.
Two solitudes of lockdown
Justin Trudeau said some stuff about Quebec’s proposed tax on those unvaccinated for COVID-19, but the PM says he wants to know more about the plan before directly commenting on it. But there are no plans to bring in similar measures in Ontario. As for the curfew in Quebec, it’s expected to be lifted January 17.
“Sky Party Pariahs: The Covid Shaming of Canada’s Most Infamous Influencers.” Rolling Stone has a feature about the flight from Montreal to Cancun, which has found some passengers being sorrier than others. But the man behind 111 Private Club says he’s getting more requests to join, even as Health Canada counts alleged infractions.
Jack Dominico dead at 82. The owner of the Toronto Maple Leafs baseball team—which he bought in 1969 with his late wife, Lynne—has his surname on its Christie Pits field and on the Intercounty Baseball League’s championship trophy. Dominico successfully ran the Leafs based on charging no admission to watch unpaid players.
Finally, a voice from Oregon
Envy of None is the name of the new act from Alex Lifeson, whose previous non-Rush venture, Victor, released an album in 1996. This project finds the Rush guitarist working with bassist Andy Curran, and vocalist Maiah Wynne—who swapped her parts from Portland before they all met in Toronto. Lifeson is now calling her his muse: