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Twitter doesn’t want moderation from Ottawa
No matter who ends up owning it
Just before Elon Musk neared a deal to buy Twitter, the company was at the forefront of those blasting the proposed law tackling online harms—but criticism is also coming from a vast group. Meanwhile, as the Online News Act gets hashed out, The Logic’s David Skok argues legislation is needed more now that Big Tech started cutting deals with Canadian publishers.
A red car runs a red light
Kory Teneycke paid $88,000 earlier this year for the Magnum P.I. vehicle he dreamed of owning as a kid, a detail he brought to light because of a crash on the Quebec side of the Champlain Bridge. And now Doug Ford’s campaign manager has an American celebrity rival: Roger Stone is ready to advise Derek Sloan’s right-wing fringe Ontario Party.
Pierre Poilievre had another brewery distance itself from his campaign. Niagara Oast House issued a statement after the Conservative leadership candidate enthusiastically hoisted a pint in a video. This followed Steam Whistle alerting the media that a Poilievre rally rental on its Toronto premises wasn’t an endorsement of his policies.
Toronto is getting a pizza taster
The first reports of app download popularity in the days after single-game sports betting became legal in Ontario favoured theScore Bet, vindicating the Toronto brand’s pivot from one media to another before arriving at the ultimate cash-in. Its sale last year to Penn National can be blamed for a visit from Barstool Sports:
“Dustin Johnson and Paulina Gretzky’s wedding weekend looked exactly how you’d expect it to look.” Golf Digest was among those rounding up social media scraps surrounding nuptials nine years in the making—after Paulina’s bid at made-in-Canada celebrity didn’t click. For entertainment, Kid Rock led the only wedding band you could imagine.
Finally, remembering the Flower
Guy Lafleur earned a pre-game tribute ceremony in Montreal the day after he died at age 70, and Quebec announced a national funeral on May 3. Cultural detritus left by Le Démon Blond ranges from hair restoration commercials to a restaurant ownership disaster to an unusual Jewish photo. But nothing could top the Lafleur! disco album: