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Extra, Extra: Election Day, Famous Hearses, and Inappropriate Election Tweets

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss.

  • It is election day. Within hours, we will know which of the reasonable, smiling, math-bolstered candidates will be our new premier. Polls will remain open until 9 p.m. tonight. If you have not yet voted, you still have time. And if you’re already dreading that sense of deflation that inevitably hits once you’ve voted and realize you will no longer get to see those promotional political messages featuring clean-cut candidates standing in fields with clean-cut children, just remember—you still have a municipal election to look forward to.
  • Bill Steele, an Oshawa city council candidate and heavy equipment operator, recently purchased a hearse. “I like the morbid-type thing of it and the beauty of the vehicle itself,” he explained. What he didn’t realize until after he’d brought the vehicle home is that this particular morbid and beautiful vehicle also happens to be a television star. “I come home and I find out it’s called Morty,” he said. “There’s a whole friggin’ [web] page and all these young people were upset that this character Eli had crashed it.” He’d just become the proud owner of the hearse famous for having played a hearse on the TV show Degrassi.
  • Elections Ontario has been active on Twitter today—mostly telling people to stop posting inappropriate photos (of ballots).

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