Weekend election madness! And other stuff
This will end in a week, maybe
CBC filed a copyright infringement lawsuit over an election ad that contained short clips from its programming. While journalists Rosemary Barton and John Paul Tasker were attached to the suit, the CBC said their names will be removed as applicants. The scenario still raised many questions about whether Barton can continue to do her job.
Golden turkeys of the election
Yellow vests derided as dog whistles, an anti-Trudeau ad deleted from Facebook for violent imagery, WeChat hosting a Chinese-language Conservative attack ad that claimed “hard drugs” would be legalized by Liberals, and a Borat-style monokini worn by a protestor in Cambridge, Ontario, were among the weekend campaign moments to remember.
Chrystia.ca domain points to what may come next. No one seems to know where the website came from, but Chrystia Freeland succeeding Justin Trudeau as Liberal leader was in the air as she attended a Mississauga, Ontario, rally with him. Concurrently, there’s been chatter about Peter MacKay as Conservative leader if Andrew Scheer loses.
Fear of the NDP parliament
“Toronto slang on the rise thanks to city’s growing pop culture relevance.” The Canadian Press asked University of Toronto linguistics academic Derek Denis to explain the wider use of terms like “waste yute.” But rapper Kardinal Offishall thinks it’s old news.
Marvel’s quiet Cancon universe
Milli Gould dead at 86. The fashion designer, who’s currently the subject of a retrospective at the Art Gallery of Hamilton, opened her boutique in that city in 1964. Milli opened a second location in Toronto in 2002.
Finally, the circle of censure
Chanty Marostica, a Toronto comedian, posted a regretful statement on Facebook in response to accusations aired after Marostica criticized Yuk Yuk’s giving its stage to Louis C.K. What happened here gets explained on YouTube by Montreal duo Aba & Preach: