“And no, I haven’t discussed this with my daughter.” Brian Mulroney voiced disapproval of Doug Ford wielding the notwithstanding clause to push his plans to cut the size of Toronto city council—although Justin Trudeau opted to reinforce support for the existing Charter of Rights and Freedoms. For now, the situation remains in some flux, but one councillor has reinforced his feelings:

Steven Del Duca laments big chair being taken away. The defeated Ontario Liberal transportation minister delivers a rant despairing how Queen’s Park still won’t let anyone run as chair of York Region. But the oft-defrocked Patrick Brown remains undeterred, telling anyone who’ll listen that he should be mayor of Brampton because his roots run deep there.

What a difference 10 years of TIFF make. Paris Hilton’s age of ubiquity crashed at the 2008 film fest, when she debuted the documentary Paris, Not France, and the heiress played DJ with boyfriend Benji Madden. A decade later, she walked the red carpet for Xavier Dolan’s The Death and Life of John F. Donovan, in which her current fiancé Chris Zylka is featured in a restroom tryst with star Kit Harington.

Norm Macdonald kept off NBC “out of sensitivity to our audience.” The Tonight Show cancelled his spot to promote the Netflix series Norm Macdonald Has a Show after reaction to the Canadian comic’s interview with The Hollywood Reporter. Macdonald expressed support for his disparaged pals Louis C.K. and Roseanne Barr—yet stuck up for Jimmy Fallon. Nonetheless, it culminated in a rare regret:

Paulina Gretzky’s beau says their home isn’t wrecked yet. “Every relationship goes through its ups and downs,” tweeted pro golfer Dustin Johnson. This followed the mother of Johnson’s two children scrubbing him from her Instagram after denied reports of his affair with a California socialite. The daughter of Wayne hasn’t been this newsworthy since Rogers Media tried to make her a celebrity.

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The Toronto Zoo is still standing by for the brief blooming of Pablo “Pe-ew”caso, its Amorphophallus titanum, which smells like rotting meat.

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