Stéphane Dion says that Canadians are smart enough to accept a carbon tax, and he seems willing to bet the next election on it. It’s awesome that we have an opposition leader too naïve to recognize that however revenue-neutral and environmentally beneficial his plan is, this may not be the most politically savvy time to hike gas prices.
Senator Larry Campbell, concerned about the future of the Canadian Football League, is preparing a bill that would prevent the NFL from gaining a foothold in Canada. If successful, the law would open the door to expanded legislation banning all sports from the country except Canadian football, hockey, and curling.
W4M: Wealthy, attractive, recently separated Canadian lady seeks companionship, new record producer. Must enjoy fondue. Contact Shania.
A Toronto nursing home has been ordered not to take any new patients for thirty days while it is under investigation following the accidental deaths of two residents, and the discovery of “numerous areas of non-compliance with provincial long-term care home legislation.” At this point, you wouldn’t think folks would be lining up to get in anyway.
Confronted by police, some thieves in Markham hopped into a Hummer and drove over a police car as they tried to escape. Besides the fact that you’ve got to secretly admire a crook who puts on a good show, the story gave the 680 News website a chance to use the headline, “After robbery in Markham, break-away vehicle drives over police car.” “Break-away vehicle” sounds way cooler and more British than “getaway vehicle”: Hop in the break-away vehicle, lads—it’s the bobbies!
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