Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not miss.
- After Sue-Ann Levy sparked widespread Twitter outrage by berating those who tried to call her to account for implying that Barack Obama is a secret Muslim, her employer, the Toronto Sun, publicly distanced itself from her comments. But before making public statements, it appears the Sun‘s management put together an internal memo that quoted from the social media policy in the newspaper’s employee guidebook. Among the rules listed there: “Don’t insult your employer, your readers or your coworkers on the internet.”
- Another Sun personality may be in trouble over some comments he made about Roma people. Ezra Levant, host of The Source on Sun News Network, is under investigation by the Toronto Police hate-crime unit for denigrating comments he made, on the air, about “gypsies.”
- Looks like someone may have accidentally put their Justin Bieber fan fiction in the wrong envelope. An insane list of accusations against the singer, as described in a court filing evidently obtained by TMZ, includes a stupendous nod to his Canadian roots.
- Speaking of things from Stratford, apparently the Shakespeare Festival isn’t doing so well, financially. Will “two-for-one Tuesdays” help matters?
- Torontohenge—a four-times-annual thing that happens when the sunrise or sunset happens to align with Toronto’s street grid—is tomorrow. The Grid tells you how to make the most of it, photographically.
- Also at The Grid, Edward Keenan offers a hilarious take on Mayor Rob Ford‘s apparent coercion of City staff into repairing the grounds around his family company’s Toronto offices.
- This Friday, the 400th-ever episode of DeGrassi will air on MuchMusic, making the 32-year-old series unquestionably the longest-running English-language drama in Canadian history. Ah, memories.