Benny Hinn arrives in Toronto this weekend. True story: when I was a kid I used to look in the TV listings, see the listing for “Benny Hinn,” and wonder why the TV guide was misspelling “Benny Hill.” (Da da da DEE DEE da da da da, da da da da da da da da, da da DEE DEE da daaaaaa.)
White House firmly states that Omar Khadr isn’t going anywhere. The Star notes that Stephen Harper now stands “virtually alone” among U.S. allies in not even criticizing Guantanamo. Oh, goodie.
Jim Flaherty attempts to calm everybody down after a huge TSE plunge. Flaherty said his department was closely monitoring the situation. Now, Torontoist knows that he’s the Finance Minister and therefore this should be kind of expected, but these days it’s a minor miracle if a federal minister manages to tie their own shoes properly in the morning, so, you know. Small steps, and all that.
Dalton McGuinty pledges $21.5 million to deal with repeat criminal offenders. Next week, McGuinty is expected to just come right out and offer everybody twenty bucks if they vote Liberal in the next election.
Meanwhile, Ontario forests are at risk because the province uses flawed data to calculate how much logging can be done. Lucky thing we’ve got eighty million new trees coming (in, uh, thirteen years)!
And finally, the Jays lost a close one to the Angels, but a competitive series against the second strongest team in the majors isn’t anything to sneeze at.