Ding, ding, grumble, grumble…the TTC is back on track for the Monday morning commute, ushering in a new era of mutual respect, trust and fellowship between riders and employees. Anyway, it turns out that while Torontoist was trapped at home all weekend drinking and shaking an impotent fist at Bob Kinnear’s smug televised face, there was non-TTC news going on out there too.
U of T President David Naylor told The Globe And Mail that over the next few years, the university will cut the number of undergrads attending the downtown campus, which would be a blow to budding hipsters currently in high school. Naylor also said that U of T doesn’t intend to retreat “holus-bolus” from undergraduate education. Holus-bolus is a terrible way to retreat from anything, really.
A committee studying polar bears in Canada said that the species was not in immediate danger of extinction, but was of “special concern.” In the taxonomy of risk classification, “special concern” comes below “endangered” and “threatened,” but above “brow slightly furrowed” and “just dandy.”
Who’s up for some cross-border shopping? The union representing Canada’s border guards is getting testy as they approach a year without a contract, and some job action may be in the offing.
An audit says that Natural Resources Canada was allowing employees to run up wireless device bills at taxpayer expense with virtually no oversight, resulting in unnecessary costs of around of $500,000 per year. It gets lonely out in the woods, you know.
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