What newspapers will no longer do for you
Barbara Amiel coming to the rescue
Morsels about settling scores with the likes of Ghislaine Maxwell provide pixels for Barbara Amiel to market her memoir, Friends and Enemies, but they’re also reminders of how newspapers don’t nurture personalities like they used to. Still, she gave a Zoom interview with the National Post alongside an excerpt about the enemy she once wed.
Two sides to all those stories
Justin Trudeau @JustinTrudeauNewspapers play a critical role in protecting our democracy and keeping us informed. And with this pandemic, we need credible and reliable information more than ever - so this #NationalNewspaperWeek, we’re especially grateful for newspapers and the people behind them. Thank you.
“We wish 2020 was fake news, too,” reads a print promotion for National Newspaper Week, which is linked to active government lobbying toward the current potential of funding through regulating digital giants. News Media Canada is advocating for its legacy media members, even if its truth-championing masks can be worn by anyone.
“How classy is it to try to block the entry to the House of Commons of the first Black woman leader of a federal political party?” Elizabeth May believes the rival parties should give Annamie Paul the “leader’s courtesy” that the Greens gave Jagmeet Singh, but Liberal candidate Marci Ien won’t be quitting the Toronto Centre byelection.
Feeding meat back to trolls
Real Travels: 60 Days in Indonesia, a documentary that Catherine McKenna previously put in her public profile, provided a recent feast for The Post Millennial, with its scenes of the Liberal cabinet minister eating dog meat and attending a cockfight. After a further piece about her observing an arranged marriage auction, McKenna responded with an invitation to watch it:
“Majority (64%) of Canadians believe Donald Trump will beat COVID-19 but most (47%) say he will go on to lose re-election.” Maru/Blue public opinion also found 65 per cent believing a conspiracy theory will emerge over how he caught it. Meanwhile, it turns out Justin Trudeau was tested in August, and it came back negative.
Finally, sitting-room-only style
Chantal Kreviazuk is currently the most successful touring musician in Canada—because she seems to be the only one traversing several provinces to perform live. A concert in her Winnipeg hometown involves setting tables for social circles, who must stay masked. The next Ontario shows sold enough tickets to merit a spillover room: