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This is Canada’s life under Omicron
It’s not every day that a Manitoba MLA makes it onto TMZ, but Jon Reyes unlocked that achievement by getting ratioed for a tweet about his health-care worker wife, Cynthia, shovelling snow after coming home from a 12-hour hospital shift. After she chimed in with “All I wanted to do was shovel!” her husband went back to football.
Memes will fight for freedom
The federal Conservatives are taking a harsher stand against lockdowns they blame the Liberals for perpetuating, even though it’s their own provincial party counterparts who implemented the latest in Ontario. Erin O’Toole also recently argued for employer accommodations to the unvaccinated, if not necessarily a return to partying in public.
“Reality of the story, sheeps are mad because people partied on a private chartered plane where partying was allowed. Wake up!!” Quebec influencer impresario James William Awad fired back at critics of his 111 Private Club trip to Mexico. The debacle generated a joke by Jimmy Fallon and remained a topic on TikTok.
Effects of media rebel cause
“Is The CBC So Woke It’s Broke?” asks the latest Canadaland podcast in an effort to determine what Tara Henley means when she speaks of the “radical political agenda” that drove her out of working there. Such specifics weren’t demanded from Henley in an interview with GB News in the U.K., or in a chat on Rumble with a fellow traveller:
Eberhard Zeidler dead at 95. While best known as the designer of Ontario Place and the Toronto Eaton Centre, the German émigré launched his architectural career in Peterborough, Ontario, where he built a hockey rink and churches, along with the local synagogue. The firm bearing Zeidler’s name continues to rack up the projects.
Finally, pandemic beats panda
Turning Red was announced last summer as a Pixar feature showcase for Domee Shi, who won a 2019 Oscar for her animated short Bao. Anticipation grew for the concept of Toronto as the big-screen backdrop for the story of a 13-year-old girl prone to becoming a big bear. But the realities of early 2022 will send it straight to streaming on Disney Plus: