Doug Ford remains determined to keep cutting stuff. Labour reform legislation is on the chopping block. Political party subsidies are on the brink of extinction. And the provincial finance minister wants the people to know that he’s leading by example:

Watching the Warren Kinsella and Nick Kouvalis sideshow. John Tory’s recruitment of this pair of campaign strategists was explained in a Toronto Star story, which both men rushed to downplay—though there was one part that Kinsella found worthwhile.

Donna Strickland can now be read about on Wikipedia. The associate professor of physics from the University of Waterloo lacked a page on the encyclopedia site, because she was deemed non-notable. That changed when Strickland won a Nobel Prize, which then initiated a different discussion:

“The Waterfront Toronto executives and board are too dumb to realize they are getting played.” Jim Balsillie is being blunt about Sidewalk Toronto. But the project is getting good press for giving people research grants to study human behaviour.

Bell wins one and loses another. USMCA is expected to kill off a CRTC policy that prevents CTV from overriding American commercials during the Super Bowl. But an attempt to block pirate video websites lost its bid to be heard by the commission:

Hockey Fight in Canada gets a late postscript. Scott Moore’s resignation from Rogers means the three executives who landed its NHL deal are all gone. David Shoalts happens to have a new book that tells the story, up until this latest development:

Patrick Brown’s wedding origin story. While the Brampton Guardian initially reported that Genevieve Gualtieri met Brown in 2015, when she was 21 years old and working in his Parliament Hill office, a correction notes that they met in 2014—when she was bartending at a riding association fundraiser.

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City councillor Christin Carmichael Greb is under fire for calling herself this in robocalls, despite lacking a public mayoral endorsement.

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