Gate House goes coed. After a series of puerile, childish, vaguely misogynistic stunts, the infamous all-male U of T residence has been come down upon by that stuffy old dean. Of note is Gate House’s claim to be an inspiration for the movie Animal House, just like every other “look at us we’re so wild” frat house on every college campus ever, despite the fact that Ivan Reitman and Harold Ramis went to McMaster.
Labour critics complain that not enough parts of Toronto’s new streetcars will be made in Canada. TTC general manager Gary Webster points out that with a threshold higher than “25 percent made in Canada,” only Bombardier would be able to perform the contract. Bombardier responded by issuing a press release stating, “…and your point is what, exactly?”
New Jersey bans the death penalty. However, unfortunately for criminals, this means that instead of death, they will now get life in New Jersey.
Dying resident labourer asks for relaxation of visa rules so his children can come to Canada and celebrate what is likely his final Christmas. Immigration Canada defended the decision by saying that rules are rules, even when they are stupid and pointlessly applied.
Brazilian gunmen open fire on Santa Claus. No joke here. That’s just a really, really great headline! Not quite as good as “Glow in the Dark Cats Fight Disease,” but still, pretty good.
Photo of Victoria University president Paul Gooch walking towards Burwash Hall by David Topping.