Environment Canada reports that this has been the driest summer in fifty years for Toronto, with the city only receiving around half of its usual rainfall. Short-term predictions suggest that fall will be equally dry, with the the long-range forecast calling for global warming followed by drought, famine, plague and societal collapse. Sounds like great picnic weather!
Provincial NDP leader Howard Hampton has said that, if elected, he will roll back college and university tuition fees. The plan would cost about $200 million in the first year, but will be covered by the NDP’s “Let Somebody Else Pay For It” strategy.
It looks like Tony Rosato’s long legal ordeal may be almost over. The actor and comedian has been in prison for more than two years on charges of criminal harrassment, in spite of universal agreement that he is mentally ill. Assistant Crown Attorney took less than a minute to announce that she would prosecute Rosato summarily rather than by the more serious indictment, basically saying that everybody wants to get this whole embarassing thing over with.
Other nations have a more progressive attitude towards mental illness. In the US, a new book reveals that President George W. Bush admits he experiences crying fits and claims to have seen ghosts coming out of a wall in the White House.
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