What does it take for a city to cancel you?
Jim Karygiannis found out in Toronto
The loss of his Toronto city council seat due to a campaign finance violation is something that Jim Karygiannis plans to fight. His elimination was due to excessive expenditures incurred after winning Scarborough-Agincourt. Norm Kelly, who lost to Karygiannis, has started a new job—but 6Dad won’t rule out a comeback now.
The CPC is fine with this guy
They could’ve voted to vote on whether or not to keep Andrew Scheer as party leader, but the Conservative caucus will just let him stay for a while. So, it’s back to what sounds like circuitous answers in response to inquiries about Scheer’s socially conservative beliefs.
More Life gives Aubrey Graham a stake in weed. Drake is working with Canopy Growth for a celebrity cannabis brand. Also being banked on to boost legal weed in Ontario: permission for advance pick-up orders.
O’Learys face a costly claim
A fatal boat crash won’t lead to jail time for Mrs. Wonderful, who’s charged with careless operation of a vessel. Linda O’Leary is facing a maximum fine of $10,000—but also a civil suit from the family of the woman who died:
The great Canadian spoof phone call overload. Telecoms are rolling out new call-blocking technologies, ahead of the CRTC’s December 19 deadline to reduce a flood of nuisance calls. Among them, a trend of fraudulent threats of arrest for unpaid taxes.
Airbnb’s hard partying is over
“Party houses” have been banned by Airbnb after a fatal Halloween shooting. The move comes as Ottawa wants to restrict short-term rentals to primary residences, like the bylaw under appeal in Toronto. Airbnb said it collected $43 million in taxes over a year of obeying the law in B.C. at the same time that its CEO pledged to verify all of the listings:
Andrew Coyne is re-crossing the floor. After two stints with the National Post, and four years at Maclean’s in the middle, Coyne’s column will return to the Globe and Mail. After all, it was the Globe that considered it newsworthy that he briefly quit Twitter.
Finally, your daytime TV lawyer
Marie Henein filled the fifth seat on CTV’s The Social. Her appearance drew more attention thanks to some sportswriter snark, because she represented Jian Ghomeshi. The panel talked about Kim Kardashian turning 40, along with a topic related to Henein’s job: