Doug Ford’s government gives a big thumbs-down to Takedown. In his memoir, Patrick Brown swipes at his enemies in the Ontario PCs, while claiming Brian Mulroney tried to bargain with him to boost daughter Caroline. Reports about the contents of Takedown also focus on a sexual misconduct allegation against Vic Fedeli, who is further accused of plotting Brown’s ouster, along with Lisa MacLeod:

Legal weed is helping to lift limits on alcohol. Provincial plans for storefront cannabis will help usher in a policy change: drinks can similarly be sold from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Plus, the lingering law that cuts off Sunday sales at 6 p.m. is out the window.

Resistance from the union after averting a newspaper strike. Unifor announced a tentative agreement at the Globe and Mail, where issues included a pay gap between men and women. Meanwhile, the union's leadership joined the parade of parodying the cover of Maclean’s, as if to imply member journalists are in solidarity with their view:

St. Mike’s expelled students over a sexual assault. The private school at St. Clair and Bathurst revealed the expulsion of students who were engaged in what's described as a “hazing ritual,” as seen in a video that police have classified as illegal.

Will the stealth governor general ever get Wayne Gretzky to pick up his Order of Canada? The Great One’s medal has spent a decade gathering dust at Rideau Hall. That’s where Julie Payette will be taking up residence next summer, which seems like another rebuke of talk that she hates being GG:

Stan Lee’s realtor is out for revenge on the Weeknd. The singer’s superhero alter-ego, Starboy, was turned into a series from Marvel Comics. A guy named Eymun Talasazan—who once sold a house for the late Marvel founder—claims to be the creator. The Weeknd sued Talasazan in April for attempting to trademark Starboy; now, the realtor is firing back:

“It’s about four times the cost and about three times the time that we should have taken to do it.” Michael Wekerle is finally talking about the delays involved in realizing his plan for the El Mocambo. He’ll soon switch the palms back on.

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The soundtrack to Mariah Carey’s disastrous 2001 movie, which was filmed in Toronto, has topped the iTunes album sales chart after a campaign seeking #JusticeForGlitter.

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