Saron Gebresellassi becomes the mayoral candidate to watch. John Tory will skip the third mayoral debate, focused on transit, in order to attend a cocktail fundraiser at a golf club—avoiding another avenue for Jennifer Keesmaat to declare the death of SmartTrack. But these debates are also drawing more attention to a third candidate:

Faith Goldy remains the mayoral candidate to ignore. Getting a picture taken with the premier at Ford Fest led to two days of the NDP failing to get him to disavow her. Goldy isn’t getting invited to debates, but is getting other attention for sharing photos with the ex-mayor she compares herself to.

Maxime Bernier and Wendy Mesley become the best and worst promoters of one another. The People’s Party of Canada leader getting grilled about his perceived ties to a global libertarian movement funded by the Koch brothers has led to days of chatter about CBC standards. Mad Max wasn’t the only one who found it to be a weird smear job:

NDP MP doesn’t pretend he said “fuddle duddle.” “Why doesn’t the prime minister just say the truth and tell Indigenous peoples that he doesn’t give a fuck about their rights?” asked Romeo Saganash in question period. He apologized for using the word, but the incident still provided an excuse to audit the illustrious history of swear words in parliament.

Andrea Constand had some last words for Bill Cosby. Prior to the comedian being sentenced to three to 10 years in prison, the Toronto woman who pressed sexual assault charges against him had her victim impact statement made public. Constand spoke about how being drugged and assaulted in Cosby's home led to a struggle of almost 15 years:

Jian Ghomeshi has turned into a conduit for a cause. More than 100 contributors to the New York Review of Books signed a letter protesting the “forced resignation” of editor-in-chief Ian Buruma amidst the social media firestorm that surrounded Ghomeshi’s personal essay. Other writers are despairing in detail over a bleak future for dissent:

Alan Cross is the new voice of Q107. A pivot back to a broader rock format on the radio station includes a new job for Cross, who’ll be continuing his on-air role with 102.1 the Edge, per the frugal approach at Corus. Meanwhile, its Global News Radio axed longtime financial commentator Lou Schizas, and stopped paying Sue-Ann Levy.

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