Jagmeet Singh told that he doesn’t know what he's running for. The first visible minority leader of a federal party was chosen on the first ballot by the NDP. (But he's already been mistaken for Liberal minister Navdeep Bains, a fellow Sikh, by the CBC's Susan Bonner.) The win could be considered a signal of the end of the long reign of baby boomers in Canadian politics, or the start of a duel between two party leaders who’ve posed for GQ. Left out of these equations: the leader who took issue with Singh tweeting that he's running for PM:

Kathleen Wynne bathed in blood-red by Ontario PCs. Patrick Brown has started widely advertising his desire to be premier, which has included highlighting headlines about Liberals on trial. Brown has until October 24 to apologize to Premier Mom for saying that she’s also on trial, or he could face legal action—a threat he's determined to ignore.

Max Domi should probably just stick to sports. The 22-year-old Phoenix Coyotes forward tweeted a call for tighter immigration controls after a Somali refugee allegedly struck and injured four Edmonton pedestrians. “I was not disrespecting any race or religion. I'm talking about the bad people that can come over here and harm our country,” added Domi an hour later, with the hashtag #isis. The backlash was loud enough that Max’s enforcer dad Tie entered the melee, fending off references to a past tweet about his son wearing star-spangled socks in honour of Donald Trump. The elder Domi said he had no time for negativity before slagging off a foe:

Sears will soon be no more in the city of Toronto. The announcement of 10 more Canadian closings includes Fairview Mall (where Sears replaced Simpsons in 1991) and Scarborough Town Centre (where it replaced Eaton’s in 1999). Executive chairman Brandon Stranzl is still aiming to buy whatever's left. But the turning tide is summed up at The Atlantic: “The History of Sears Predicts Everything Amazon is Doing."

Miss Informed is stirring teen park party panic all around midtown. Police warned the public last month about recurring events billed as “Rosedale Jams,” which lured 14-to-16-year-olds who ended up assaulted and/or robbed by bandana-faced perps. The alarm was raised in Leaside when a similar event was supposed to happen there, and was advertised on the same Gossip Girl-style website that had spread the word about the earlier events. Cops were on alert, although it doesn’t sound like anything went downMiss Informed then returned to its regular programming:

Kensington Market is still upset about American Express. The fury toward a sponsored pop-up has outlasted the acutal restaurant: posters showed up afterwards to try and further drive home the point.

Max Haines dead at 86. Haines, an Antigonish, Nova Scotia native, wrote the “Crime Flashback” feature in the Toronto Sun for 34 years—long enough to fill 28 books. Haines moved to Toronto to sell ladies’ undergarments, but a failure to check the elastic waistbands on a pantyhose shipment made him second guess his calling. He walked over to the new tabloid and sold a story about Lizzie Borden.

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The head of Massey College will no longer go by this title, following an incident perceived by students as racially insensitive, over which a professor has now resigned.

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