Here’s what we’re reading today.
1. Louis C.K. Crossed a Line Into Sexual Misconduct, 5 Women Say
“Now, after years of unsubstantiated rumors about Louis C.K. masturbating in front of associates, women are coming forward to describe what they experienced. Even amid the current burst of sexual misconduct accusations against powerful men, the stories about Louis C.K. stand out because he has so few equals in comedy.”
2. Alberta Premier Rachel Notley decries ‘mansplaining’ by opposition, as gender issue flares in house
“Gender and vocabulary are clashing on the floor of the Alberta legislature.
“Premier Rachel Notley, one day after accusing a male opponent of mansplaining, is calling out another for ‘hepeating.’
“It came Wednesday during question period after United Conservative member Jason Nixon lauded Notley for taking his party’s advice on the fight to get more pipelines built, but also suggested Notley needs to do more.”
– CBC News
3. Toronto’s making one of its busiest streets transit-first
“Drivers will be channelled into right turn lanes at most signalized intersections and be compelled to turn off of King. That should allow streetcars to pass through the centre lane uninhibited. Additionally, on-street parking will be removed to make way for loading zones, taxi stands, and new public spaces.”
4. Ex-Trump security chief testifies he rejected 2013 Russian offer of women for Trump in Moscow
“President Donald Trump’s long-time confidant Keith Schiller privately testified that he rejected a Russian offer to send five women to then private-citizen Trump’s hotel room during their 2013 trip to Moscow for the Miss Universe pageant, according to multiple sources from both political parties with direct knowledge of the testimony.”
5. Canada decides the F-word is not taboo for radio listeners’ ears
“It may be still be too blue for English speakers, but authorities in Canada have ruled that the word ‘fuck’ is no longer taboo on French language broadcasts as its use is so commonplace.”