There were 4 more murders in Toronto on the weekend, meaning we only need 11 more to tie the all-time record of 89 set back in 1991. A spokesman for City Hall said that sure, the numbers look bad now, but crime would drop once all the thugs had killed each other.
Not only more violent, but poorer too––a United Way report says that the median family income in Toronto is $10,000 lower than the national average, and $6,100 less than it was in 1990. Say, what time does that bus leave for Calgary?
Continuing the Monday morning special Our Collapsing City edition of news roundup, Federal finance minister Jim Flaherty has suggested that mayors should stop being “grumpy” and start budgeting more carefully if they want funds to rebuild infrastructure. In the meantime, Torontonians should just get comfortable with their Federal tax dollars being used to pay for services in areas that are smart enough to vote Conservative.
The Canadian-owned Explorer cruise ship that ,hit an iceberg in the Antarctic has sunk but all passengers are safe, probably because the rich did not refuse to associate with the poor. Please note that the shuffleboard tournament has been cancelled.
The Grey Cup––the three-day bender that is Canada’s second-greatest contribution to sport after synchronized swimming––culminated in a football game on Sunday in which the Saskatchewan Rough Riders beat the Winnipeg Blue Bombers 31–19.
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