The hunt for anti-pro-life protester Jordan Hunt. Marie Claire-Bissonnette, the woman who was roundhouse-kicked by a now hairdresser, is speaking out about the incident—and hopes to press charges. But, contrary to some news reports (including one in this newsletter) he wasn’t tweeting in defiance:

Sidewalk Toronto seems to be walking in the wrong direction. Following an Associated Press story on the latest concerns over privacy at the proposed waterfront development, The Logic revealed that Ontario's auditor general is conducting a value-for-money audit of Sidewalk. And now the project has made headlines for the second resignation from its advisory board, Saadia Muzaffar, who blasted Waterfront Toronto for selling out.

The mayor of Stouffville claims to be telling all about his washroom wall. Justin Altmann’s re-election effort incorporates a Facebook video in which he outlines how impossible it was for any citizen to see his infamous “mind map.” (A critic then posted his own video questioning the veracity of Altmann’s claims.) The town told Altmann to take it down, since it amounts to campaigning in his office, but they can’t force him to:

Patrick Brown is honeymooning with his father-in-law. Right after getting married to Genevieve Gualtieri, the aspiring mayor of Brampton returned to the campaign trail, with a little help from her dad. But there’s still much to discuss about the scandal that prevented Brown from becoming premier—like the fact that a friend of his paid $10,000 to a conspiracy YouTuber.

How did you celebrate National Newspaper Week? A campaign funded by Heritage Canada, designed to give the federal government one last nudge toward new newspaper subsidies, weirdly asserts that Fake News will grow if print dies. This scored some hashtags from a Queer Eye guy, even if the replies were more curious about the t-shirt than his Montreal hometown paper:

The New York Review of Books reflects on “Reflections from a Hashtag.” Two women who had relationships with Jian Ghomeshi lead a pile of largely critical notes about his piece—including ones from writers Zoë Heller and Elizabeth Wurtzel—alongside a letter from 110 contributors irked by the exit of editor-in-chief Ian Buruma. A reply from the editorial staff asserts that his resignation “was not a response to outrage.”

Word of the moment


The name of a property listings website that the Toronto Real Estate Board is suing for $2 million, for allegedly copying its data.

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