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Extra, Extra: Convocations, Elections, and Excretions

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  • A University of Toronto student refused his degree during convocation ceremonies, in what he said was an act of solidarity with Quebec’s student protesters. No word on whether he’ll still be claiming those U of T credentials on his resumé.
  • Doug Ford is thinking about running for a seat in Queen’s Park if we have a provincial election this summer. He’d have to leave his post as councillor for Ward 2 in order to become an MPP (though not to run). He’s racked up way more than four years’ worth of gaffes and scandals just halfway through his term, though, so maybe he figures his job at City Hall is already done.
  • What’s the first step in founding a successful business? Amass a pile of “the excrement of lions, tigers and bears, the organic slurry of a major grocery store chain and helpings of manure from Markham dairy cows,” of course.

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