Here comes the political groom with the greatest redemption evidence. Eight months after stories about his personal life ended his leadership of the Ontario PCs, an Instagram post confirms that Patrick Brown, who is now running for mayor of Brampton, will be marrying Genevieve Gualtieri any day now:

Justin Altmann is allowed back into his office. Following a scandal surrounding the Stouffville mayor’s CSI-style washroom wall, which led to him being banned from all civic property or speaking to staff, Altmann had a provincial court rule that those sanctions exceeded the town council's authority. This probably improves his odds of getting re-elected.

“An office like this demands complete engagement.” Julie Payette has spoken out after a National Post story depicted her as an unhappy governor general. There are whisperings that the Liberals will soon reassign her for a soft landing. But it looks like GG business as usual on social media:

Ontario braces for the reality of pot shops. Queen’s Park unveiled further plans for storefront cannabis next spring—which include limiting producers to just one flagship retail outlet a piece. Municipalities have until January 22 to decide if they want to avoid hosting weed stores at all. Regardless, pot smoking will be completely legal wherever cigarettes are cool.

Kevin O’Leary blamed for murdering childhood fun. The one-time Conservative leadership candidate recently returned to criticize Maxime Bernier. But there’s new attention being paid to O’Leary’s mid-‘90s role as acquirer of The Learning Company, where he oversaw a cheapening of the developer’s software:

Jennifer Keesmaat goes to Scarborough to tear up “the back of a napkin.” The transit debate that John Tory didn’t attend proceeded with three female mayoral candidates. Keesmaat criticized Tory’s sketches for SmartTrack. Meanwhile, her own campaign transit maze involves removing muncipal funding for the Scarborough subway extension:

Faith Goldy is getting her $13,125.51 back from CP24. Doug Ford finally denounced Goldy after her recent photo with him became the focus of wider attention. Word that she bought TV commercial spots also caused some alarm—but then Goldy herself shared a recording of Bell Media cancelling the deal.

Word of the moment


The word that Donald Trump used to describe the prospect of taxing cars that come into the U.S. from Canada.

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