“Kathleen” is the brand trying to beat back the NDP. With polls that show Andrea Horwath as the preferred alternative to Doug Ford, the Ontario Liberals now have advertising that doesn't feature Kathleen Wynne. Instead, a younger woman relays the invisible premier's track record with a shrug:

“I could have wielded a lot more power. I think I probably could still easily be leader of my party if I wanted to. I mean, I’m de facto the founder of my party.” Stephen Harper is still lurking, although the Globe and Mail can’t be very vigilant if it took 11 weeks to report on a speech at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where the ex-PM offered his thoughts on Canada’s potential penchant for populism and polarization. After all, he's reportedly writing a book on the subject.

Christine Moore wants to sue Christie Blatchford, Rosie DiManno and Neil Macdonald. The three columnists who wrote about the NDP MP's alleged sexual misconduct have been alerted to potential legal action. Moore also intends to sue Glen Kirkland, the Afghanistan veteran who accuses Moore of taking advantage of him sexually. She characterizes the relationship differently:

They’re finally taking the L down from the top of the L Tower. Daniel Libeskind’s condo tower, adjacent to the Sony Centre, still has the shape of an L on its forehead in the form of a small crane. The derrick was put there to install a building maintenance unit. The job was supposed to be complete last summer, but it never happened. Finally, there are sightings of that BMU rolling in, a precursor to the crane likely coming down in June.

SCTV reports skirt the spectre of spoilers. Netflix placed a media embargo on in-depth reporting about its Martin Scorsese-directed special—and the company is apparently going to great lengths to discourage detailed disclosure. Instead, reporters who attended a live reunion show at Elgin Theatre filed more general observations—although a New York Times report cited host Jimmy Kimmel remarking upon “the whiteness of the crowd.” The kids of the late John Candy were among those in the house, along with another symbol of his legacy:

Margot Kidder dead at 69. The journey from Havergal College to Hollywood was a quick one for the actress—but she was sure to be remembered mostly as Lois Lane. Kidder’s last-ever interview was on a Detroit-based podcast, during which she claimed to be fighting the flu. The raspy chat had her reminiscing about her many concurrent relationships. Kidder expressed the highest praise for a certain Trudeau—while conceding that she could no longer think of his son as "Little Justin."

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YouTube comedian Nicole Arbour gave this subtitle to her Canadian remake of Childish Gambino's music video "This is America," which brought on the hot takes.

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