“Never before has Fake News been a household term.” Catherine Tait took over as CBC/Radio-Canada president with the assurance that she's dedicated to telling the truth. Her appointment continues a 30-year career that included running Salter Street Films, which originated This Hour Has 22 Minutes. With more federal funding in hand, but Silicon Valley influence hovering over it all, the job Tait is taking on has gotten a lot more political:

StarMetro will be the dead-tree portal to tomorrow. A new national strategy for Torstar, which involves turning rebranded free Metro dailies into a foundation for more reporting in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Halifax, comes on the heels of Torstar chair John Honderich proclaiming the newspaper industry was at a financial crisis point.

Scott Laurie’s exit from CTV remains the stuff of deletions. In response to the unexplained disappearance of the veteran anchor, CTV reporter Kevin Gallagher fleetingly tweeted that it was due to “sending out creepy emails to young female co-workers.” (In response, Bell Media offered no comment beyond confirming that Laurie is no longer with the network.) But as the questions have persisted, CTV Vancouver’s morning show offered an odd response, until it was also vapourized:

Liberal MPP trips on the tape of his own words. Bob Delaney argued that the provincial government’s pre-election plans to triple debt was due to popular demand during a breakfast in his riding of Mississauga-Streetsville, even saying: “I would do it again and I would do it proudly." The comments came up on two radio shows, during which Delaney denied saying it—at least until the Mississauga News posted the audio evidence.

“Mammo-style” seems here to stay at city hall. Despite pronouncing that a run for the Ontario PCs in Brampton would be a sort of homecoming, Giorgio Mammoliti announced he’s not going to seek the nomination there, claiming that his municipal constituents don’t want to be abandoned. The reversal was announced by Mammoliti on Twitter—moments after being noted via the party leader:

Geralyn Wraith dead at 63. The makeup artist who most recently worked on Kim’s Convenience earned an obituary from Canadian Press. Scott Thompson’s tribute drew considerable attention to how much work Wraith did for characters on Kids in the Hall:

Pride Toronto and the cops “were getting somewhere.” But the case of alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur halted those talks, according to executive director Olivia Nuamah, who co-signed a statement asking police to withdraw their application to march in uniform once more. Chief Mark Saunders has now complied with the request.

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The homeless shelter near Moss Park thinks it can bring in $150,000 a year with an electronic advertising sign that city staff are opposed to.

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