Taking a page from David Miller’s Big Book of Intergovernmental Panhandling, Dalton McGuinty is complaining that Ontario is going to need a hot cash injection from the Feds if we’re going to get those manufacturing jobs back from Bangladesh. Q: What do you get when you have an NDP mayor, a Liberal Premier, and a Tory Prime Minister? A: If you pay taxes in Toronto, pretty much nothing!
In related “news,” New York Governor Eliot Spitzer apparently owes the Premier some chicken wings to settle a bet from Buffalo’s loss to Ottawa in the Stanley Cup playoffs last year. Sources say that McGuinty has asked if he can get his winnings in cash.
A study has found that babies between the ages of 8 and 16 months who watch videos targeted at infants actually learn 10% fewer words than tots who don’t. Interestingly, babies in the same age range exposed to programming aimed at older children or adults actually had larger vocabularies than average, especially if they watched The Osbournes or Deadwood.
Starstalkers will breathe a sigh of relief at the news that Yorkville hotspot Sassafraz is expected to rise from its ashes in time for the Toronto International Film Festival. Fans of the restaurant will once again be able to enjoy over-priced hors d’oeuvres while waiting to hook up with Lindsay Lohan.
The Yankees beat the Jays 9–2 last night. Also, the NFL pre-season kicked off this week, signifying the start of five months of televised beer and truck commercials framing three-second clips of huge padded thugs running into each other.
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