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Newsstand: November 26, 2012

Hey, a Toronto sports team won something! In the news: Rob Ford gets his conflict-of-interest verdict today; the Toronto Argonauts won the 100th Grey Cup; four more attacks were reported at York U last week; and sorry, Royals, but Canadians just aren't that into you.

Regardless of the outcome, it’s a big day for Rob Ford: a decision is due in the mayor’s conflict-of-interest hearing. As Torontoist‘s handy flow chart shows, even if Ford is found in conflict of the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act, it’s not as simple as just booting him from office and getting a new mayor. The decision will be released at 10 a.m. this morning.

Toronto played host to the 100th Grey Cup game last night, and our own Argonauts beat the Calgary Stampeders 35–22 to take home the big prize. Perhaps this plus the recent bolstering of the Blue Jays’ roster will start a delightful new trend of Toronto sports teams winning things. Aside from the game itself, the Grey Cup’s half-time show got plenty of Twitter action of its own, complete with debate about whether or not Justin Bieber was actually wearing a baggy leather onesie (further inspection revealed that it was, in fact, a leather tank and pants). Bieber’s reception from the crowd at the game itself wasn’t much kinder.

Four separate attacks at York University last week have brought the total number of incidents reported at the school since the term began to a dozen. The most recent crimes include a sexual assault at the Glendon campus, two robberies at knifepoint, and an attack where a student was allegedly hit in the head with a metal pipe. So far, no arrests have been made.

Our fascination with Will and Kate aside, Canadians are increasingly disinterested in the monarchy. A new national poll commissioned by the Association for Canadian Studies found that we Canucks love our health care—94 per cent agreed it’s a source of national pride—but a third of us think the monarchy just isn’t important. Makes sense, given that one of those things affects our daily lives in Canada a lot more than the other.

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