Mark Carney has been named the new governor of the Bank of Canada, which oversees the nation’s monetary policy. Carney is currently the senior associate deputy minister of finance, a job for which they probably don’t use the acronym SAD minister of finance, even though it would be funny.
Federal Conservative organizers have been told to get their motors running and prepare to get out on the highway, with a federal election possible as early as December 20. Campaign-befuddled Ontarians respond with, “I thought the election was next week?” while the rest of the nation prepares to ring in the holiday season under a media barrage of whiny politician-speak.
Another painkiller has been pulled off the market in light of evidence that it can cause severe liver damage. Prexige was withdrawn by Health Canada after it appeared that it may have given at least two Canadians a form of hepatitis. The Tories are right, drugs do kill.
A poll suggests that Ontarians will reject Mixed Member Proportional voting in next week’s referendum, and damn right. More than three parties in Parliament? That’s confusing. Everybody go back to sleep now.
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