Monday was Martin Luther King Jr. Day in America so naturally Canadians spent the day talking about a white lady. Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau was so inspired by the radical, nonviolent words of Dr. Rev. King that she radically and nonviolently made it all about her. Maclean’s has an explainer of the six things you might wonder about why she sang a song to her daughter who we can assume is not black until further notice. The Toronto Star put on their cape for her: “In her defence, she did seem to get caught up in the moment without really thinking things through.” Sounds like white people in general but ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ whaddyagonnado? Black History Month is gonna feel like a year.
Meanwhile, the Prime Husband jetted off to Davos to hobnob with disgraced European royalty and promise ‘engines of innovation’ to George Soros. That’s just how hip we are now. Even the New York Times thinks we’re cool. Colby Cosh points out — while unacceptably slandering Drake on the way — that the Times mostly thinks Toronto is ‘hip’.
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