Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not miss.
- Ryerson University is apparently planning to launch a new youth activism program dedicated to Jack Layton, who once taught there.
- Meanwhile, Texas braces for the arrival of Layton’s old city-council seatmate, “controversial Canadian mayor” Rob Ford, whose music-business mission to Austin is set to begin on Thursday.
- The Grid has a fun interview with one of Toronto’s most-fun bureaucrats: Jim Chan, the City’s head of food safety. He’s retiring after 36 years on the job. Presumably, this will leave him with plenty of time to work on his webcomic.
- If you’ve listened to CBC Radio 2 recently, you may have noticed something unusual: commercial breaks.