Doug Ford’s nation of MPPs were largely evasive when asked about their vaccination status, but Erin O’Toole doubled down on encouraging shots after Fort McMurray MP David Yurdiga called mandatory shots an affront to liberty. Abacus Data found that the typical “vaccine hesitant” Canadian is a 42-year-old Ontario woman who votes Liberal.
How to skip tests at school
Vaccine requirements seem well on the way to becoming standard for Ontario post-secondary institutions now that the University of Toronto announced those who haven’t been jabbed will need to take rapid screening tests twice a week. Previously, the U of T policy only applied to living in residence and high-risk activities.
“Talent will be required to wear a mask at all times at TIFF Festival venues and TIFF-provided vehicles. The only exceptions include when talent are on the red carpet and on stage.” Protocols for the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival include no concessions and no parties, but also no vaccination proof required to enter a theatre.
A fulfillment centre for Cancon
Amazon Prime Video knows that a hockey show is the way to capture Canadian culture, having tapped Will Arnett to narrate a round of the All or Nothing sports docuseries focused on the Toronto Maple Leafs. Another announcement from Amazon Studios involves author Uzma Jalaluddin getting her Toronto novel turned into a motion picture:
Geoff Scott dead at 83. The comedy partner of Rich Little traded political impressions for covering Parliament Hill at Hamilton’s CHCH-TV, then spent 1978 to 1993 as the Conservative MP for Hamilton-Wentworth. Scott was also once married to singer Priscilla Wright, the granddaughter of Canada’s ninth PM, Arthur Meighen.
Finally, don’t Florida his Fauci
Sebastian Bach promises a photo exhibit showing how his late father, David Bierk, used figure models for the album cover of Skid Row’s Slave to the Grind, as part of a 30th anniversary tour. But an initial return to the road led to him testing positive for COVID-19 despite being vaccinated, resulting in him appealing to American fans: