Statue Crook Captured, Harper Adjusting Environmental Policies, and ACTRA Going On Strike or What?
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Statue Crook Captured, Harper Adjusting Environmental Policies, and ACTRA Going On Strike or What?

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Update on the stolen Taras Shevchenko statue story: its head has turned up at a smelter in Burlington, and one person has been arrested. With luck, all the assholes who stole the statue will get caught now that there’s a lead. With more luck, the statue is recoverable.
Stephen Harper’s aides are quietly having meetings with major environmental groups in order to come up with a new environmental policy. More specifically, they’re hoping to come up with one that isn’t a joke.
CSIS says it’s “quite surprising” that terrorists have not yet detonated a “dirty bomb.” Given that our homebrewed terrorists tend to think nobody will notice if they buy three metric tons of ammonium nitrate fertilizer, I personally think it actually is not that surprising at all.
Supreme Court of Ontario gives parental rights to female partner of divorced mother. The usual suspects (Focus On The Family, REAL Women of Canada, etc., ad infinitum and nauseam) – who had already acted as an intervener in the case – immediately shot off their mouths about how this was bad and the decline of Western civilization and blah blah blah.
Finally, ACTRA’s members have agreed to two more days of negotiations with producers in hopes of averting a strike. Which probably won’t happen, but we can hope that local production doesn’t get shut down.
Image from kittytours.org; the picture is not of the Taras Shevchenko statue in Oakville but of a similar statue in Washington, D.C.

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