Claws were out at Sunday’s Liberal leadership debate. Bob Rae accused Michael Ignatieff of waffling on foreign policy. Stephane Dion compared Rae, former NDP premier, to spendthrift icon Rich Uncle Pennybags ”giving monopoly money to the people”. Ken Dryden compared politics to his hockey career and drew applause.
But all agreed one thing: “Liberals, we need to get back to power as soon as possible.”
Toronto’s famous entertainment promoter, Gino Empry, died this weekend at 83. “He was an extremely good agent — very knowledgeable, very helpful, very supportive. He was very energetic — and a sweet-hearted man”, remembers actor William Hutt.
Four are dead and six in critical condition after a collision with a transport truck in Caledon on Saturday. The victims had been visiting from Korea and were on their way to the airport to return home. Only seven of the ten passengers in the minivan had seatbelts, which police blame on a loophole in the Ontario transport legislation.
The Toronto Marathon slowed local traffic on Sunday, and the National Post responds by calling marathon running, “the new opiate of the middle-class masses”.
The Governor General’s Literary Awards shortlist was released, with 36 of the 68 finalists as first-time nominees.
The Minister of Government Services announced this morning that the Ontario Liquor License Act is making changes to combat date-rape in bars. Soon you will be able to carry your drink with you to the bathroom, previously illegal, instead of leaving it with friends or sketchy guys or on that table full of other people’s drinks by the restroom door. A small victory for local women who like to drink!
Photo by Radey Barrack.