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The highlight of Wednesday’s Banff World Media Festival was the “In Conversation” session, conducted virtually from Los Angeles, with Simu Liu. The 32-year-old Chinese Canadian is set to star this September in theatres everywhere in Marvel’s upcoming “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.” All but ten minutes or so of the 45-minute session,

The headline on John Doyle’s TV column Monday in The Globe and Mail said it all: “American late-night is reinvigorated. In Canada, we’ve got nothing.” Sad but true. Doyle points out that the gloves are so far off in American late night circles when it comes to political commentary you can see the bare knuckles.

Was CBC anchor Peter Mansbridge too buddy-buddy with new Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on that bus? CHML’s Scott Thompson wanted my take on CBC’s coverage last week of Trudeau’s first day at work. I thought there was nothing wrong with Mansbridge’s informal tone and also enjoyed Trudeau’s zinger suggesting Mansbridge might be out of touch with