Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss.
- The activist group Queers Against Israeli Apartheid, which has been at the centre of periodic controversy around who can and cannot march in the annual Pride parade, has disbanded. Formed in 2008, QuAIA encountered frequent opposition from a handful of city councillors, but won rulings under the City’s anti-discrimination policy and at the province’s Human Rights Tribunal. In a post on their website, group members write that they hope to move on to other issues to provide Palestinian solidarity.
- Former CBC radio personality Jian Ghomeshi, who is facing seven counts of sexual assault and one count of overcoming resistance by choking, was represented in court today by lawyer Marie Henein. A judicial pretrial date was set for March 27, which will be the next date in the ongoing case.
- You may have heard how a former Toronto mayor is selling odds and ends on eBay, including the football-patterned tie he wore when he admitted to smoking crack. Others can do the same, and evidently have. eBay user ca2015.crei is selling the tie he wore when he watched the former mayor admit to smoking crack cocaine, with all proceeds going to charity (as opposed to 10 per cent for the other guy). The tie may be ugly, but it’s better than paying attention to the sideshow.