Paul Dewar dead at 56. The former NDP MP from Ottawa Centre was diagnosed with Stage 4 glioblastoma a year ago. He left a final message:

The former justice minister lost her job after not intervening in the prosecution of SNC-Lavalin. The Globe and Mail scoop sheds light on Jody Wilson-Raybould being shuffled to veterans affairs. SNC-Lavalin is alleged to have bribed public officials in Libya. The PMO reportedly wanted a deal to prevent a trial. Justin Trudeau is denying the report.

Jill Abramson’s look at Vice’s legacy leads to plagiarism charges. The former New York Times editor wrote Merchants of Truth in an effort to explain what happened to journalism. Now, she’s having to defend its obvious pattern of copied sentences. The rise of Vice, which Abramson covers extensively, has long been a subject of fascination to Canadians:

“Thank God for Canada!” writes Nicholas Kristof, because he can. After all, it’s been a couple years since the New York Times columnist delved into distinctions like how Canadians presumably use nicer words than Americans when writing tweets.

Randy Quaid decides that he didn’t like living like a refugee. It’s been a while since the last updates on the actor who fled “Hollywood Star Whackers” with his Canadian citizen wife Evi. But being pro-Trump has earned Quaid more reactions on Twitter:

The newly departed Jazz.FM91 DJ spills some tea. Terry McElligott initially framed his exit from the radio station as a retirement. Jazz.FM’s board of directors then called an abrupt general meeting, forced by members hoping for a new regime. Now the former host has joined the overthrow campaign:

The Hunny Pot will bring 202 Queen West the horror of horribly-named legal weed shops. What used to be a New Era cap store is the second proposed location for legal cannabis retailing in Toronto, following Ameri in Yorkville. However, the Pilot Tavern isn’t chuffed about the new neighbour.

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