"That’s important to him, to meet with his family and decide how to proceed.” Senator Don Meredith’s lawyer says his client will take a few days to decide if he wants to make one last plea for his senate post. (They've never suspended a senator before.) During the nearly two years since the Toronto Star broke the story of Meredith’s sexual relationship with a teenage girl, his salary and expenditures were somewhere around $600,000, as calculated in the paper's triple-decker victory lap.

Torstar looks for silver linings in the rust. The publisher's quarterly report highlighted the fact that they recently cut 110 jobs. There's also an update on Star Touch: the tablet app, which burned $35 million in startup costs, doesn't lose nearly as much in its current condition. Still, with no signals of growth, new CEO John Boynton sounds open to shutting it down.

The Toronto Sun’s new war against the water cooler. After the Postmedia broadsheets printed front-page mission statements, the company's flagship tabloid takes a turn, with simplified wording its audience can understand. Recent columnist buyouts have left the Sun resorting to stunts like making a two-part series out of a random rant to the mayor, while Sue-Ann Levy groans about her increased workload. (Joe Warmington seems to enjoy his.) But, like every other onanistic news outlet these days, their promise to you is no Fake News:

Vice drags the PM over World Press Freedom Day. Justin Trudeau rolled out his proclamation about the role journalists play in protecting democracy. Vice reporter Ben Makuch ROTFLs in response as he reflects on the fact that the RCMP is suing for the transcripts of his chat with a Canadian ISIS YouTuber. While Vice angles to get its appeal heard at the Supreme Court, its Motherboard mothership is hoping to draw international attention to the case.

Today's edition of 12­:­36 is brought to you by Home for Life, a June 7 event at the Evergreen Brick Works hosted by Colin and Justin, featuring a marketplace and auction. Proceeds benefit Eva's Place and its work to provide new shelter, new opportunities and bright futures for homeless youth. For more information or to get tickets click this here.

Bill O’Reilly is the new Jian Ghomeshi. Fox News’s newest outcast is keeping his rants alive on a podcast. The topic of whether a star brought down by allegations of impropriety can revive their reputation came up last month when Jian Ghomeshi launched The Ideation Project. Five episodes in, the YouTube view counts reflect a rapidly waning desire to tune in. Here’s a scathing Slate take that pits one comeback aspiration against the other

A survival kit for the peanut butter apocalypse. CBC News belatedly reveals that Skippy peanut butter has disappeared from store shelves across Canada. But the brand's owner, Hormel Foods, which acquired Skippy in 2013 from Unilever, has kept distributing the stuff in 60 other countries. Just like CBC's story about deadbeat Dad’s chocolate chip cookies, the reportage is validated by finding actual adults who look sick over this:

Toronto Public Library feels a paper cut. The province has pulled a $700,000 annual grant for a virtual reference library digitization project. But TPL argues this will have wider repercussions. Meanwhile, the city’s hope to expand the Dawes Road branch is leading to a potential stand off with townhome owners who love living above a library.

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The building at 888 Yonge will once again serve as a music venue, almost two decades after becoming a CTV studio, and then offices for an IT consultancy.

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