Thousands of college and university students rally across Canada for lower tuition fees and greater education funding. FUN FACT:This is approximately the 17th or so national day of rallies for lower tuition fees and greater education that I have seen, and interestingly, tuition fees have never actually gone down during that time, but instead gone up steadily!
A Toronto man who slapped and allowed his elderly mother to lie in filth and squalor for days has been convicted of manslaughter in her death. This decision is one without precedent, which thus sets precedent, and so far as Torontoist is concerned, any decision that hopefully leads to less beatings of the elderly is one we should all be able to get behind.
If you live in the ridings of York South-Weston, Markham or Burlington, don’t forget to vote today. Your votes in these three by-elections could determine what observers and pundits say about the October provincial election for the next six to eight months – at which time you get to vote all over again! It is, truly, an awesome responsibility.
Royal Canadian Mint wants to stamp a $1 million coin. The coin would be made of gold, about the size of a pizza, and “extremely heavy.” (No, wait, a pizza-sized gold coin would be heavy? Surely they jest.)
Did sex play a role in last March’s ferry crash near Prince Rupert? Well, the federal Transportation Safety Board has heard that there might be hints of that, and apparently that was enough for the Star to rehash a story that’s nearly a year old with no other actual new developments. Because if sex is crashing ferries now, it may lead to dancing, and then we’re really screwed.
And Chris Bosh scores 41 points against the Orlando Magic as the Raptors make it four wins in a row.
Image via the CBC.