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Business As Usual In Bali, Pickton Convicted, Canadians Feeling Oppressed

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After refusing to allow environmentalists into the official Canadian delegation at the Bali Climate Change Conference, Prime Minister Stephen Harper has raised some hackles by bringing businesspeople, including oil company executives, into the group. Wow, he’s not even pretending to care anymore.
In other Bali news, a proposal to eliminate tariffs on “green” technologies was shot down at the conference on the weekend, the victim of bickering between developed and developing nations. The human race is so screwed.
In some kind of conclusion to one of the most disturbing stories of the year, B.C. pig farmer Robert Pickton has been found guilty of six counts of second-degree murder. He can now officially be called a lunatic dirtbag serial killer without fear of biasing his trial.
Some Canadian cities are considering a moratorium on new drive-throughs at fast food restaurants, citing “lineups … so long they stretch out of parking lots and spill onto public streets.” Tim Horton’s, we’re looking at you.
A survey reveals that 1 in 4 Canadians feel that they have been discriminated against based on their race or ethnicity. Canada: a land where people of all cultures come together to hate each other.
Photo by Oxfam International on Flickr.

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  • David E

    We can start by asking that drive-throughs become illegal. After that, any building that has a drive-through will have it removed within 5 years of the bylaw coming into effect.
    This would also be a good idea for the province to adopt.

  • McKingford

    Prime Minister Stephen Harper has raised some hackles by bringing businesspeople, including oil company executives, into the group. Wow, he’s not even pretending to care anymore.
    You know, at some point we have to face the fact that Stephen Harper is actually a very, very bad person – as in evil.
    It may not be a Robert Pickton kind of evil, but it’s an evil nonetheless; and when you combine that kind of badness with the power he holds, and multiply it by other bad people in positions of great power around the world, it’s pretty fucking dangerous.

  • rek

    Had he been pretending to care up until that point?

  • DaveH

    Nope, that was the Liberals job.