Boy Gets Gun, Toronto Gets Stars, Harper Gets Self-Righteous
A 13-year-old boy at St. Mary’s Catholic Secondary School in Toronto was arrested after he was found to be carrying an illegal 200,000 volt stun gun in his backpack.The Star quotes school board chair Oliver Carroll as saying that “everyone was shocked.” Presumably Carroll was not speaking literally.
The Toronto International Film Festival opened yesterday, and as always, will showcase some of the most creative minds and promising newcomers in the movie industry. More importantly, there’s all kinds of famous people in town. They like us! They really like us!
Stephen Harper waggled his finger at fellow leaders at APEC summit, warning them to take action against climate change or suffer the consequences. Harper did not specifically recommend that others follow his government’s example by dismantling climate change programs, abandoning Kyoto commitments, and destroying large swathes of their countries in pursuit of oil.
In world news, U.S. President George W. Bush was overheard saying that the United States is “kicking ass” in Iraq. Seriously, that’s what he said.
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