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Extra, Extra: Doug Ford on Streetcars, Kevin O’Leary on Government Cheese, and a Message About Doctor’s Notes

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  • “Nothing is more frustrating for people driving downtown than getting stuck behind a streetcar on Dundas, on King, or on Queen,” says Doug Ford, seeing things, as always, from the transit commuter’s point of view. He admits that we won’t be able to get rid of our streetcars any time soon, but wants to replace streetcars with buses on three downtown routes, and insists that in future, the City should move its transit—where else?—underground.
  • Kevin O’Leary, one of the CBC’s very own dragons, recently appeared on CNBC and launched into a tirade that covered a great deal of ground: the eating of government cheese, philosophy degrees, and debtors’ prison were among the many subjects he touched on. What’s especially impressive is that not one of those topics appears to have had much to do with the topic actually under discussion.
  • The Ontario Medical Association is asking employers who demand doctor’s notes from workers to stop doing that already: sick employees who venture forth to acquire such notes have a tendency to make other people in doctor’s offices ill, thus creating the need for even more doctor’s notes. And so on.

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