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Train Derails, Soldier Bails, Barenaked Lady Fails

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Omar Khadr’s lawyers recently released video footage of Khadr’s interrogation by CSIS agents in hopes that the video would embarrass the Prime Minister and garner sympathy from Canadians. Unsurprisingly, the PM’s office wasn’t hearing that noise. Clearly these lawyers don’t know how hard it is to embarrass Stephen Harper.
Speaking of Canadians in trouble in the States, Barenaked Ladies frontman Steven Page was arrested in Fayetteville, New York for possession of cocaine and marijuana. If the story turns out to be true, Fayetteville, New York must have some seriously kick-ass drugs because…why else would you be in Fayetteville, New York?
A Via train carrying more than 200 passengers partially derailed near Brockville yesterday, although thankfully no serious injuries were reported. Good thing passenger trains are only expensive and slow, because people might not want to take a train if it were expensive, slow, and prone to random derailments.
Robin Long, an American soldier in Canada whose appeal for refugee status was denied, was deported back to the U.S. yesterday. The National Post notes that “U.S. deserters who are returned to their military base can face penalties including criminal charges,” but a spokesman for Fort Carson in Colorado, where Mr. Long will be stationed, admitted that Long would probably just have to clean the latrine with a toothbrush.
Average house prices in Canada fell dramatically—sort of—by 0.4% in June. Still, it’s the first decline in house prices since January of 1999. Time to celebrate! Finally you have a compelling reason to spend those hundreds of thousands of dollars you’ve all saved up.
Photo by beembag from the Torontoist Flickr Pool.

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