Plagued by complaints, the City of Toronto has finally gotten around to ticketing some homeowners who don’t clear the snow in front of their property. A city spokesperson said they prefer not to send out inspectors in the winter because it’s so difficult to get around.
Anxious to cement a reputation for self-serving indifference to the public interest, more than 99% of TTC workers have voted more to reject their most recent contract offer. The two sides have until the end of the month to come to an agreement before the union is in a legal strike position, unless workers walk off the job randomly like they did in 2006. The consequences to participants in any illegal job action would likely be
A judge has ruled that detainees held by Canadian troops in Afghanistan do not have rights under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, but are covered under Afghan and international law. The case, brought by Amnesty International Canada, was an effort to stop prisoners from being transferred to Afghan authorities, who they believe will torture them. That’s some government we’re propping up there.
With 900,000 prospective immigrants already waiting in in queue, the feds are moving to slash the number of applications accepted until the backlog can be cleared. They will also streamline immigration processes by eliminating all current criteria and replacing them with a singing competition.
Scandalously sex-addicted New York Governor Eliot Spitzer announced his resignation yesteday, and the woman who literally and figuratively blew it for him has been revealed as 22-year-old Ashley Dupré (not her hooker name). Under U.S. law, Dupré will now become Governor of New York state.
Time to get out the bike as oil prices hit another new high of over US $110 a barrel yesterday, partly on weakness in the American dollar but partly just cause there are more people who want to buy it than who want to sell it. However, as long as you don’t drive, or use electricity, or eat, you won’t be affected.
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