Provincial Conservative leader John Tory, battling to stay employed in the face of disaffected fellow partiers who want to hold a leadership review next month, says in a letter on his website that he has travelled the province listening to members and coming up with ideas to address their concerns. The Tories are lucky; a leader who also had a job as an MPP probably wouldn’t have time for stuff like that.
Provincial education minister Kathleen Wynne has said that the Province will not provide additional funding for the black-focused school approved by the Toronto District School Board this week. Board officials expressed disappointment that the Province is not supporting them in their proud march towards segregation. [Check out the Torontoist vs. Torontoist debate over black-focused schools from last November.––Ed.]
South of the border, John Edwards bowed out of the race for the Democratic Presidential nomination, meaning that the nominee will for the first time ever be either an African-American or a Woman-American. On the Republican side, Rudy Guiliani has also dropped out to start a business hawking “America’s Mayor” t-shirts on eBay.
The Afghan senate has endorsed a death sentence for a student convicted of insulting Islam by downloading articles from the Internet which are said to question the Koran. The senate, of course, represents the government that Canadian soldiers are dying to defend against religious extremists.
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