Twitter scandals ain’t what they used to be

But byelections are dull without them

Loose Change, the film that claimed 9/11 was a conspiracy, led Marci Ien to think unspecified thoughts according to her own tweet while at CTV—a sentiment she had to explain while running for the Liberals in a federal byelection. This flap came quickly after Conservative candidate Julius Tiangson found himself assailed for his tweet with an observation about Kamala Harris’s race.

The invasion of the antibodies

While boasting of his immunity from having earlier contracted the coronavirus, Erin O’Toole’s proximity to Jason Kenney contradicted Alberta’s public health advice. During the annual general meeting for that province’s prevailing party, the federal Conservative leader took a shot at Doug Ford for implementing more restrictions.

Ontario advises hotspot trick-or-treaters to spend Halloween night inside. Guidance to the populated regions now living in modified Stage 2 consists of alternative ideas to the shell out. So, while about 400 people in Toronto ordered a $25 chute that allows for contactless candy handing, their proceeds will still go to the food bank.

A weekend newspaper report

Postmedia profits were reported on the rise in our time thanks to government wage subsidies, and Torstar continues to print editorials like “Government must face up to harms from Big Tech” toward hope of legislated payback. Meanwhile, criticism over certain advertorial content in the Globe and Mail didn’t stop it from appearing again:

Why the Alt-Right’s Most Famous Woman Disappeared.” Lauren Southern’s notoriety ascended when Donald Trump entered the White House. The possible end of this era is marked by The Atlantic’s documentary, White Noise. But its Canadian star is now accusing director Daniel Lambroso of emotional blackmail while filming her.

Finally, a border remains closed

Saturday Night Live scored a hat trick of Canadian content thanks to Justin Bieber and Jim Carrey appearing on the same episode as Bonjour-Hi!, an absurdist parody of TV in Montreal—where cast member Bowen Yang lived as a young child. What else for Global News to do the next day than find three locals giving it too much thought: