Ontario Autism Coalition will be around all week long. Constituency office protests are planned across the province, in response to controversial changes to Ontario's funding model for autism care. The first Ontario PC MPP faced with demonstration helped to set the stage for additional confrontation:

Doug Ford finds an Ontario Place placeholder in Cirque du Soleil. The premier is presumably excited about Cirque shows planned for the fall. Yet his personal preference for summer entertainment is no doubt the Rolling Stones at Burl’s Creek.

SNC-Lavalin scandal drives into a gendered detour. Quotes from anonymous Liberal staffers paint former justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould as a personality for whom “Everything is very Jody-centric.” The subtext isn’t lost on one fellow MP:

“Fiji Water Girl” being countersued by Fiji Water is certainly leading to a lot more earned media references to “Fiji Water Girl.” Toronto model Kelleth Cuthbert filed a lawsuit claiming Fiji violated an agreement by exploiting her Golden Globes moment. The countersuit from the water bottler claims that Cuthbert agreed to a payment of $90,000 for a year as the Fiji brand ambassador, and that she initially seemed to love those cutouts.

Mountain Equipment Co-Op’s new building brings the latest of the many deaths of Queen West. It’s now over 22 years since an advertising takeover by Levi’s Silvertab jeans was deemed the death of countercultural grit on the strip. (But that sure wasn’t the first such declaration.) Considering a recent thread at Urban Toronto about the MEC building that has replaced the Pursuit of Happiness parking lot, this is one lament that never ends:

Flow 93.5 return tries to correct a mistake that undermined Drake. Rebranding to 93.5 the Move was part of an effort to raise the radio station's ratings by focusing on throwbacks. A subsequent flip back to hip-hop didn’t help get it out of the cellar. So, instead of new owner Stingray switching the sound to yacht rock, the Flow gets another shot:

Mike Cleaver dead at 72. The bombastic radio newscaster was best known for his 15 years with 1050 CHUM. Cleaver moved to Vancouver following shorter stints with CFRB and 680 News—he found the latter’s style comparable to a sausage factory.

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