China vows to continue the international Olympic torch relay despite lots of protests. The International Olympic Committee suggested that they might do away with the international route in upcoming games, because from now on, all Olympic games will be held in authoritarian dictatorships and they “don’t want to look bad” when they award the next few Games to Zimbabwe, Uzbekistan, and the Equatorial Republic of Hate-Land. (The President-For-Eternity of Hate-Land responded by saying, “ooooooh, I hate the International Olympic Committee! And I hate you!”)
Ontario spends $14 millon to improve human rights bureaucracy. Well, we just don’t have a joke here. This is something that’s well overdue and needed to be done. Man, talking about Dalton McGuinty in a completely complimentary way feels weird.
Ontario, Métis reach agreement to give Métis more self-government. Again, good news that is well overdue. This feels wrong. Someone tell Torontoist that somehow the Liberals decided this polled well in Ajax or something like that?
Babies born in Ontario will now be screened for cystic fibrosis…okay, now it’s just getting spooky. Where is the mendacity? Where is the callous and blatant vote buying? Where is the inability to empathize with the little guy? Did the Liberals get replaced by good versions of the Body Snatchers or something?
Hospital cuts in Rouge Valley draw fire as Liberals refuse to cut “blank cheque” to save nurses’ jobs. Ahhh. That’s more like it.
And the Jays narrowly lost to the Athletics.
Photo by Kaustav Bhattacharya.