This does not surprise me as it is a natural link up due to both having residency in Canada. Dr Sahib will be disappointed though as his ego is such that he would believe this sort of title should have been conferred on him by Shaykh Yaqoubi himself rather than his caliph. Maybe he will get the shaykh to ratify it. Mufti Wajid and co won't get involved as they did not when their Shaykh shared stages with the likes of Akram Nadwi. They will make excuses and peddle 'sufi piety' but have no such feelings for actual authentic Sunni ulema. The bottom line is these celebrity scholars will collaborate when required, give a shout out or generally feed off one another to remain relevant and cover up their major blunders. I have given up hope these individuals will stand up for the truth on any issue.