Scandinavian Airlines says that they will permanently ground their fleet of Canadian-made Bombardier Q400 turboprops following three accidents involving problems with landing gear. In response, Bombardier will no longer market the plane as the Q400 Skid.
The Dalai Lama is in Ottawa, where he will spend three days meeting with Tibetan exiles and politicians. The world’s cutest religious leader said during a speech that war is obsolete, noting, “We all come from our mother’s womb. Therefore we all have the same potential for compassion.” He did not comment on the logical corrollary, which is that we also all have the same potential for greed, violence and genocide. Have a great day, everybody.
The Chinese government has warned that a planned meeting between the above-mentioned Dalai Lama and Stephen Harper could harm Chinese-Canadian relations. A cooling-off of trade between the two nations could mean a severe shortage of pirated DVDs and poison pet food.
A U.S. government tourism video has annexed the Canadian side of Niagara Falls. The video from the Departments of State and Homeland Security features the Horseshoe Falls, located entirely in Canada, as one of the many natural wonders found within the United States. When asked about the error, a Bush administration spokesperson commented that as far as they know, North America and America are the same thing.
And the Boston Red Sox completed a four-game sweep of the Colorado Rockies to win the World Series, leaving sports fans free to start planning their Superbowl parties. Didn’t there used to be an NHL team called the Colorado Rockies? These are different guys, right?
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