Bob Rae and Martha Hall-Findlay win seats for the Liberals in federal by-elections. Downside: oh, God, Bob Rae. Upside: commenters will have to wait until the next federal election to bitch and moan about Torontoist contributor and Green Party candidate Chris Tindal’s column (Chris finished in third place, with only thirty-six fewer votes than NDP candidate El-Farouk Khaki in the Toronto Centre riding).
Ottawa to give Toronto $303 million to buy hybrid buses. The catch is that now voters in Davenport and Trinity-Spadina have to, quote, “give the Tories at least a fighting chance” or they will take the buses away and give them to Alberta instead.
Teenager creates website devoted to “studying.” Evgeny Kalashnikov created his website, where students can anonymously “swap homework tips” as a response to the potential expulsion of Chris Avenir. Students were excited about the opportunity to “study” with other “students” from all over “Ontario.”
Toronto man arrested in B.C. for allegedly raising funds for the Tamil Tigers. The Sri Lankan Tigers are considered a terrorist group by the federal government, but the individual’s defence is that he met them at a social function and was very impressed with their good manners.
And although the Raptors wore special green uniforms for St. Patrick’s Day, they still lost to the Jazz last night, which just goes to show you that leprechauns hate Toronto.
Photo by Shaun Merritt from the Torontoist Flickr Pool.