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Election Near, Investment Here, Seal Ban Fear

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Federal Liberal leader Stéphane Dion hints that Canadians may be ready for a federal election this fall. Still, Dion is hoping to receive a signed, notarized affidavit from every single Canadian of voting age assuring him that they are absolutely, 100 percent cool with having an election; otherwise it’s off.
The European Union’s environment commissioner has put forward a proposal to ban seal products from countries that “practice cruel hunting methods,” a move that would include products from Canada. Many people may agree with the EU’s position here but, without the great Canadian seal hunt, how else are we going to make snazzy vests like these?
Winnipeg police revealed that the 17-year-old who recently died after being hit with a taser was actually a suspect in a theft, and was carrying a knife. Don’t tasers have adjustable settings? If they’re gonna keep using them, maybe everyone can just turn their tasers down to, like, five-and-a-half.
Due to concerns over fraud, WestJet is discontinuing the credit card readers at its automatic check-in kiosks in Pearson Airport. Passengers were never required to use credit cards to check in, however, as one can use frequent flier numbers, reservation numbers, addresses or passports to get the job done, but that’s not nearly as exciting as having the chance of damaging your carefully cultivated credit.
Ontario is set to receive close to $7 billion from the federal government for infrastructure, it will be announced today. In Toronto, the cash is expected to be directed towards investments such as the Spadina subway extension and rail vehicles for the TTC (subways and streetcars). See, Mr. Dion? That’s how you prepare for an election in the fall.
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