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TTC Reconsiders Parking Privileges, Election Really Super-Close, Guys Love Grocery Shopping

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The TTC is looking at eliminating the free parking spaces allotted to Metropass holders at the 16 lots they own around the city. TTC Chair Adam Giambrone contended that the free spaces were costing the TTC more money than they brought in, which sounds like a valid argument until you remember that parking spots, like guns, are a God-given right.
The Canadian Press is reporting that a new survey shows that these days Canadian men are more likely to go grocery shopping than ever before. The story notes that “[m]en are grocery shopping more because they say it gives them time with their spouse/partner or family,” which, if you are a man, can be translated to mean that participating in the weekly shop allows you to surreptitiously replace the vegetables with baby back ribs.
After months of speculation, Prime Minister Harper has provided the strongest indication to date that we are due for an election in the fall. The Globe and Mail called the fall election a “virtual certainty,” which is one step above “Strong Possibility” and one step below “No, We Seriously Mean It This Time, We Are Like This Close To Having An Election You Guyz.”
CityNews chastised the residents of the Markham and McLevin area for not calling police in time to save a man who was shot and eventually died in the area early Tuesday morning.
After the last attempt at bids for new streetcars failed, the TTC is reportedly looking at reopening the bidding for new streetcars in the city. Reuters reports that the TTC has met with representatives from Bombardier, Siemens, and Alstom, and also notes that the TTC will put forth more of an effort to make it seem like the other bidders were given due consideration before they decide to go with Bombardier.
Photo by Glynnis Ritchie.

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  • Svend

    Metropass holders are already getting a huge break with their reduced fares.
    I only ride the TTC once in awhile and pay far more than they do each time, plus I’d have to pay full shot if I parked at the subway.
    Yet we both occupy the same single seat on the bus or train.

  • rek

    Whatever happened to the Neighbourhood Watch program? I see the signs across the city, but anytime there’s a shooting or stabbing, area residents go silent and have nothing to say unless it’s about the victim.
    Maybe everyone who has admitted to hearing the gun shots but doing nothing should be charged with accessory to murder.

  • rek

    I can’t believe the shooting and the aggressive media (see Eye thread) hasn’t inspired more discussion. Is it because it was in Scarborough?

  • Vincent Clement

    Does the 30% of us that actually vote, want a federal election at this time? I’m kind of liking this minority government situation, because no party is that keen on rocking the boat too much.
    The only person that seems to want this election if Harper the Hypocrite. He has been wanting an election since he formed a minority government. So what does he do? He passes a law that sets a fixed-election date. But apparently, he can now reinterpret that law. Wonderful.
    Then he tries to goad the opposition parties into voting against his budgets and other matters. They don’t take the bait. Since when is having three budgets approved a sign of a ‘dysfunctional’ Parliament.
    With the opposition parties ignoring him, Harper has no choice but to ignore a law he supported and kill his own government. So much for accountability and integrity. All for what? Another minority government?