“I looked up Ali’s background and that’s awesome that you have got such a diverse background, it’s really cool to read through that.” MSNBC's Ali Velshi was given a viral moment by a lawyer representing Roy Moore, the Republican senate candidate from Alabama who's involved in a snowballing controversy about his past courtship of teenage girls. The lawyer, Trenton Garmon, assumed Velshi would empathize with Moore on cultural grounds. Co-anchor Stephanie Ruhle was forced to explain that Velshi immigrated from Toronto

Vice Media is suddenly investigating internal sexual harassment. After Vice brushed off a New York Post report on workplace indiscretions from its embryonic Montreal days, accusations surfaced from current and recenty former staff. A story by the Daily Beast implies that having its new hires sign a “Non-Traditional Workplace Agreement" provides an excuse for mangerial misconduct with women. Vice is looking into the claims—but defends the document as a way “to certify employees’ comfort with content that could be considered edgy.”

House of Cards toppled at CHCH. Hamilton’s TV station thought it had found a path to stability after suffering through the financial shortcomings of its daytime news format: airing past shows from Netflix—a unique deal widely advertised as its fall season highlight. Well, that's now been halted by recent developments. But many viewers responding to this Facebook statement believe that if we start cancelling shows based on sex assault allegations against actors the shedding will never stop:

A Community Target turns the retail apocalypse into immersive theatre. Just as Toronto’s only purpose-built Target gets filled by a viable tenant, a still-empty location on Barton Street in Hamilton will play host on December 3 to a documentary reading about the chain’s Canadian collapse—a project that Oshawa writer Robert Motum workshopped through last year. The performance will incorporate words from participants in Target Canada's fiasco, including its launch party headliner, Michael Bublé.

WeWork is very much enjoying this current century of fake jobs. Who gives a shit?” was the response of co-working space co-founder Miguel McKelvey when he was asked about critics of his company's $20-billion valuation. All that investment helped score WeWork the Manhattan flagship building of Lord & Taylor, as part of a ten-figure deal with Hudson’s Bay that includes the top two floors of its Queen and Yonge department store. Next fall, the startup will launch its elementary school for child entrepreneurs. Also on the agenda: wave pools.

Kinder Surprises can still be a symbol of Canadian exceptionalism. The longtime U.S. border ban on chocolate with a toy inside, which once resulted in the seizing of 60,000 unsuccessfully smuggled Kinders a year—with a $2,500-per-egg fine on the books—will now be circumvented with the debut of the Kinder Joy. This modified version more assertively separates the surprise from the food in order to comply with arcane American law.

Justin Altmann tries to damn some lies about his "community chain." Stouffville’s mayor gave a wacky interview to 105.9 The Region, in which he defended his decision to spend public funds on a replica chain of office that cost $1,949.03. Altmann thinks the Toronto Star reporting on his behaviour gives the town publicity that money couldn't buy.

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If the name of this newspaper wasn't widely known before, it will be now that its editor and publisher have been charged with promotion of hatred against Jews and women.

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