Liberal backbencher’s boilerplate posting didn’t quite warm up enough. Julie Dzerowicz, the Davenport MP whose next-door neighbours reflected how some local progressives feel about her, posted sentiments about the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia—or at least somebody in her office did. Not surprisingly, it was worded exactly like other messages from the caucus, only with a blank not filled in, resulting in a long round of razzing until the error was edited.

Conservative mail room video is slightly less scintillating than a fire log. The party has a live YouTube stream showing the grey boxes in which the leadership vote ballots will be dumped as staffers mill about in the background. Meanwhile, even though Kevin O’Leary is supposed to be ignored, Maxime Bernier wants him around.

Bacon & Egger eaters get hounded down for existential thoughts. CBC News went to an A&W to ask customers why they were lining up there rather than eating cereal at home. “There’s already such a small amount of time to sleep as it is,” said Kyle Ferreira, a chef running two restaurants who now realizes he can make something to eat on the job.

“You are one tweet away from being fired.” This cardinal rule of Twitter, on a list written by Steve Ladurantaye, came back to haunt him when he was demoted from his new job, managing editor of the The National, for a tweet pledging $100 for an “appropriation prize.” He later apologized, but the CBC said the demotion was based on not wanting to distract from the task of revamping the newscast. (A crowdfunding campaign for a one-time “Emerging Indigenous Voices” prize, inspired by the uproar, now hopes to raise enough for the long run.)

Bill Cosby’s formal accuser is about to take the stand. When Andera Constand pressed charges at the end of 2015, paparazzi lurked around her Toronto condo. Now, with the trial beginning near Philadelphia on June 5, her story is revived—while Cosby is speaking again, accusing his accusers of racism and quoting Gloria Steinem to her chagrin.

Did the Brunswick House really have to be a Rexall? The question is pondered in a Now Magazine cover story by Richard Longley, past president of Architectural Conservancy Ontario, which reviews the lively past of the Annex building—not without acknowledging that its cultural decay started long before it became a drugstore.

Jason Segel face-eater fed the Toronto Star some Fake News. Noah Maloney claimed the 90th day of his video series would be his last, partly because the 19-year-old’s mom won’t let him use the family printer anymore. The threatened farewell episode was loaded with emotion—Maloney later posted a video claiming he’s actually giving up due to impending fatherhood. But then he returned to eating pictures, anyway, until Segel eats one of him.

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Professor Jordan Peterson held up this cartoon mascot in the process of stating his case against Bill C-16 in the Senate.

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