Sears is threatening to sue Ryerson University after the department store giant dropped $10 million in donations and didn’t get a building named after them. Sears claims they were promised top billing and instead only got a crappy logo inside a structure named after some guy who’s probably never sold a single pair of wrinkle-free slacks. They’re requesting a full building and a commitment from the University that campus hipsters will wear only Sears-bought clothing for the next five years.
Toronto residents are being warned to watch out for a taxi scam in which a fake taxi driver picks up fares and pretends to let them pay by Interac, then steals their bank cards and PINs. It appears that the suspect is not exactly the king of the grifters since he seems to get his picture taken by security cameras pretty regularly (see here and here). What’s the world coming to you when you can’t even trust a cab driver?
Dalton McGuinty is battling with the Feds over a government-introduced bill which would put more members in the Federal House of Commons. The act would give more seats to Alberta, British Columbia, and Ontario, but would leave Ontario with a substantially lower representation per resident than the other provinces. The bill is officially named C-22, but is informally known as “the bill to give the Conservatives more MPs in places where they usually win.”
In an effort to bring Quebecers back to the Roman Catholic Church, the top bishop in that province has made an unsolicited apology for the Church’s various anti-social activities over the last few centuries. The embarrassing, doomed-to-failure effort covers considerable ground, from racism and homophobia to sexual abuse by clergy. As part of the public relations initiative, the Church has also canceled this week’s scheduled witch-burning in downtown Montreal.
And finally, Torontonians are gearing up to ignore the Grey Cup, which goes this Sunday at the Rogers Centre between the Saskatchewan Roughriders, representing the West, and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, representing the not-as-far-West.
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