Ottawa denies entrance to Nelson Mandela’s wife. Winnie Madikizela-Mandela was supposed to give a speech at a fundraiser gala last night, but was told that she was denied a visa because she had been previously convicted of kidnapping and fraud. The fact that she was allowed in the United States three weeks ago means nothing. Come on, the U.S. never lets anyone in!
The Ontario government is handing over $4 million to keep kids busy this summer. Schools in certain areas of the city, like at Jane and Finch, will remain open to provide activities for local kids during the summer months. The budget had originally called for $100 000 to go towards the project, but with the recent shooting death of 15-year-old Jordan Manners, the government realised that these kids are worth much more.
Is your water contaminated? The province will release its results from tests on tap water in 35 cities either today or tomorrow. It was recently discovered that Queen’s Park had high lead in its water, prompting them all to switch to bottled water and killing the environment just a little bit more.
A Conservative MP was kicked out of caucus after voting against the Conservative budget. Bill Casey, from Nova Scotia, said that the budget meant his province had to make a choice between provincial equalization payments and benefitting from offshore oil and gas revenues. He is now sitting as an independant MP, and will be sleeping on the couch until he smartens up his act.
And the Senators play in Anaheim tonight in what could be the last game of the season. Will the Sens choke? Probably.
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