In spite of legislation passed by opposition parties requiring the government to achieve Kyoto standards by 2012, the Conservative government has presented their original plan which doesn’t even come close. A spokesperson said “We wanted to meet our Kyoto obligations, but it looked like it was going to be really hard.” The government did say they were commited to ensuring that future generations had a climate of some kind.
The Three Amigos summit ended uneventfully yesterday with PM Stephen Harper suggesting that the bulk of the extremely expensive meeting was spent discussing the standarization of jelly beans and other issues which can only be dealt with at the head of state level. The good news is that in spite of the fears of some protesters, Canada remains a sovereign nation, at least until the next meeting of the Freemasons, Illuminati, and Trilateralists who actually run the world.
Sometime in the next couple of weeks, the CN Tower will lose its status as the world’s tallest freestanding structure when its 553 metre height is surpassed by the Burj Dubai, an office and condo tower in Dubai. Our tower still looks way more like a giant penis, though.
Toronto public-housing officials are investigating allegations that tenants are paying bribes of $3000 to $6000 to be moved into larger apartments. Seems like you just can’t stop the capitalism.
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