These are the stories we’re watching over the next week. Here is your Weekly Wire:

  • Toronto Star reporter Jennifer Yang will take on the brand-new “identity and inequality” beat. The Star continues to “reshape the newsroom” as several other changes announced on November 18 take effect. Other new beats include “legal affairs” with Jacques Gallant and a deeper foray into “non-political, non-Ontario national news” with Montreal-based Allan Wood (phew, say those who continue to suspect Toronto is not the centre of the universe).
  • CanLit writers who signed an open letter questioning author Steven Galloway’s dismissal from UBC may now wish their pens weren’t quite so mighty. The letter prompted a condemnation from UBC sexual-assault policy experts, sexual-assault survivors, and disappointed fans, and several writers who signed the original, such as Charlotte Gill, removed their names in the fallout. The next chapter? The main complainant in the allegations against Galloway broke her silence last Thursday.

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