Former Pakistani PM Benazir Bhutto was assassinated yesterday in a bloody suicide attack that killled at least 20 other other people. Anyone thinking that this news isn’t sufficiently Toronto-centric should hope that the destabilization of this nuclear-armed extremist-incubator state doesn’t have much direct impact on Toronto, because if it does it’s likely to be in ways that are not at all fun.
Climate change remains in the news––Environment Canada have declared the dramatic and unexpected disappearance of Arctic sea ice 2007’s most important environmental story of the year. The ranking is particularly impressive when you consider that # 3 is “Pre-winter mayhem across Canada.” That’s right, the Arctic melt matters more than coast-to-coast mayhem, in the opinions of people who know.
The average Canadian will pay $272 less in taxes in 2008 than in 2007, thanks to tax cuts in Jim Flaherty’s last budget. Celebrate by buying yourself a Starbucks latte twice a week.
Have you ever wanted to travel to Oakville, Richmond Hill, or even Hamilton but just couldn’t pony up the dough for the trip? Well, New Years Eve is your chance––GO Transit will be offering free rides after 7 p.m., so hop on that bus and see the world.
Photo by arcticlamb from the Torontoist Flickr Pool.