Hedley at the end of the road. Just before the final show of Hedley's tour, CBC Opinion published a piece defending the band. While fielding Twitter fury, the writer clarified how the story came to be published: it was the byproduct of a discussion that followed a complaint over the CBC's use of her Hedley tattoo to illustrate a Canadian Press story about other fans who were having theirs removed. This particular fan has pledged to remain stamped:

The future of journalism is pulling a fire alarm on Faith Goldy. A disruption that put a premature end to Goldy's speech at Wilfrid Laurier University earned some Toronto Star praise. Meanwhile, Vice discovered that many were just there to hear what the fuss was about, and the event's organizer, Lindsay Shepherd, gave her explanation to Maclean's. Another view: maybe universities should try applying the same standards to guest speakers that they do to students and staff.

Cambridge Analytica’s whistleblower has been invited back to Ottawa. NDP MP Charlie Angus got the Commons ethics committee to unanimously agree that Christopher Wylie should be heard from, amidst his tour of U.K. and U.S. government committees. After a week of probing by the press, we now know that Wylie’s company scored a $100,000 contract from the Liberals in 2016 for a pilot project that involved setting up social media tools. Meanwhile, the personality test that inspired Cambridge Analytica can still be experienced:

Police source claims Bruce McArthur left no trail along the way. After much criticism in the press about how cops handled the investigation into the alleged serial killer, the National Post reports that McArthur “ensured there were no connections between him and the multiple men he’s now accused of killing." The police board has now commissioned an external look into how missing-person probes are conducted.

Everything keeps coming up Doug Ford. Plans for the Ontario PC leader to speak at a Ring of Fire fundraiser in Toronto have left northern Ontario politicians scratching their heads about where his loyalty might lie as premier. (He has pledged to hop on a bulldozer himself to build roads there.) Closer to home, there are questions about whether Ford will set fire to transit plans—like he endorsed before:

The ROM is now trying to make the Crystal ironically happen. After the museum reopened its original entrance, a decision viewed as blow to Daniel Libeskind’s monstrosity, a meme in response to superhero hype provided a reminder of survival:

Ingénue Redux brings K.D. Lang some big ink. The tour for the reissued album, a quarter-century after the Vanity Fair cover with Cindy Crawford, finds Lang profiled in the New York Times, with a focus on the hit song she expects to sing for the rest of her life. Lang, who now primarily lives in Calgary, still refuses to confirm reports that her girlfriend is Heather Edwards, the ex-wife of an oil tycoon.

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Provincial finance minister Charles Sousa apologized for using this term to describe the hospital workers standing behind him during a Liberal funding announcement.

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