Meet the newest marijuana lobbyist. Giorgio Mammoliti used to use LinkedIn to hunt for help in his city council office. His new job with a cannabis company that signed a deal to sell CBD products in shoe stores won’t keep him far from politics:

Jagmeet Singh is no longer being ghosted by Justin Trudeau. The PM has finally called three by-elections, giving Singh a shot at winning a seat in Burnaby South on February 25. Singh’s predecessor as leader, Tom Mulcair, isn’t inspiring confidence.

Ontario’s finance minister sent a libel notice to the mayor of Brampton. Patrick Brown’s book, Takedown, claimed that Vic Fedeli was the subject of a sexual misconduct complaint. The publisher seems happy to publicize the legal action:

What can happen when you try and return too many empties to the Beer Store. Retired postman Art Lightowler was pulled over by Peel Region police who noticed three empty beer cases and eight empty wine bottles in his car. But a revised law passed by the federal Liberals last month has made such random breathalyzer tests entirely legal.

“Fawning Over ‘Fiji Water Girl’ Ignores The Evils Of Bottled Water.” Nothing validates a successful meme like getting some hot takes directed at whatever you’re selling. The water girl in question, Kelleth Cuthbert, has been feeding enough clickbait on her own: it turns out she appeared in a music video for Arkells before she went to Hollywood. She has tweeted over 100 times since Monday:

Judi Cooper-Sealy dead at 77. Jazz pianist Joe Sealy says his house resembles a flower shop following the mid-December death of his wife, Judi. She was a hair and wig designer with numerous familiar credits in Toronto, starting with her work on the most wigged-out show of all:

Norman Snider dead at 74. The writer racked up the big bylines during a career that included a weekly Globe and Mail column in the 1980s and a book on federal politics, The Changing of the Guard. Then he shifted to screenwriting for David Cronenberg’s Dead Ringers, and later the based-on-a-true-story Kevin Spacey vehicle Casino Jack.

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