“Shaken by the allegations concerning me, I wish to devote all my time to step back and take stock.” Gilbert Rozon, president of Just For Laughs, quit the company he founded after sexual assault allegations surfaced on social media. Amidst this, JFL is under fire for once telling comedian Megan Koester that she couldn't ask Louis C.K. certain questions on a red carpet. The company claims it wanted to keep its awards “a celebratory event.”

Corey Haim’s actual true Hollywood story may yet be told.Will people now believe Corey Feldman about Hollywood abusers?” asks Maureen Callahan of the New York Post, as the Harvey Weinstein scandal gives more credibility to Feldman’s past allegations—including that the late Corey Haim was raped by an unnamed film industry leader on the set of the movie Lucas. (These two Coreys will be the subjects of a forthcoming Lifetime biopic.)

Bloor bike lanes are unlikely to end up being bitten Mammo-style. Store owners might still earn the sympathies of Sue-Ann Levy—but despite those merchants challenging the economic impact data at city hall, the public works committee voted in favour of keeping the lanes. Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti, who’s suddenly fond of tweeting cringey catchphrases and miserable memes, still lashed out at bike lane cop Kyle Ashley, who seems well accustomed to biting back at Mammo-style drivers:

“Rob Ford Secondary School” is now within the realm of implausible reality. Demographic changes in North Etobicoke are causing the closure of Scarlett Heights Entrepreneurial Academy, the late mayor's alma mater, whence he returned years later to urinate on a tree during one of his meetings with Sandro Lisi. As a result of the shutdown, nearby Kipling Collegiate is exploring a name change. Doug Ford might have better luck rallying around this than with his campaign to appeal city council's refusal to name Centennial Park Stadium after Rob.

Gord Downie remembered in a corporate tweet that faded fast. Stateside recognition of Downie's death was amplified by curiosity about who Justin Trudeau was crying about. Chevrolet Canada paid tribute with a Facebook post that was only bashed a bit. Less successful was this quickly deleted salute:

Life after death for Sears Canada. The liquidation has started at the bankrupt chain, while 36 of its head office staff cash out with their retention bonuses. Meanwhile, the space Sears vacated four years ago in Yorkdale has reopened as a Sporting Life. The sports retailer is currently in expansion mode after selling a majority share to Fairfax Financial Holdings, which also owns part of the Toronto Star—where prominent advertising was accompanied by a feature story. Landlords facing a slew of Sears-sized vacancies can only hope for similarly flush retailers to pitch something like this:

Facebook is counting on politicians to be more vigilant on its behalf. The new “Canadian Election Integrity Initiative” from the social network includes a “cyber hygiene guide” and a promised hotline that candidates can contact if they’ve been hacked. But politicians will have nobody but themselves to blame if their own Facebook campaigning goes sideways.

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Sunwing faces a class-action lawsuit initiated by a Montreal lawyer who was annoyed that his flight only served domestic sparkling wine.

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