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Who needs to lead the federal Conservatives?
It’s a headline that refuses to die
Erin O’Toole delivered a six-minute message after the Conservative caucus ousted him as leader, accepting their vote and calling for balance. His interim replacement, Candice Bergen, is now tasked with keeping things together while the betting begins on who comes next. At the end of the day, the trucker convoy crowd might’ve won this one.
The costs of Ottawa chaos
Passing the $10 million mark coincided with the second suspension of organizational access to the GoFundMe account for Freedom Convoy 2022. The platform issued a statement explaining its process. Meanwhile, the Rideau Centre mall being closed for a week means a projected revenue loss of $19.7 million.
“CBC loves the Beijing Olympics; the rest of Canada, not so much.” Terry Glavin’s column reflects a mood that finds one pollster concluding almost half the country will ignore the Winter Games. Bruce Arthur is among the fewer media members who went to Beijing with some rationalization, but CBC News has outlined how its reporters are restricted.
Simu Liu got the call to host the Juno Awards. After two years in pandemic event purgatory, it was decided in September that holding the show outdoors, at Toronto’s Budweiser Stage on May 15, would limit the chance of cancellation. By that time, Liu will have published We Were Dreamers, a book about his rise to becoming Shang-Chi.
Finally, a lucrative victory lap
Eugene Levy played classic Chrysler spokesman Ricardo Montalbán playing the teacher in Teacher’s Pet on NBC’s episode of SCTV that aired February 12, 1982. So, it’ll be almost exactly 40 years later that he stars in an ad during the Super Bowl: a commercial for Nissan, because that’s the only way this kind of content gets seen by the masses today: