Tibet Protesters Protest, Transgendered Get Health Coverage, And Russia Gets Back At Us For '72
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Tibet Protesters Protest, Transgendered Get Health Coverage, And Russia Gets Back At Us For ’72

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Tibet supporters demonstrated outside the Chinese consulate in Toronto yesterday, marching with the Tibetan Freedom Torch, which is supposed to be the symbolic opposite to the Olympic torch. Which doesn’t make sense, because how can a torch be the opposite of another torch? Shouldn’t it have been a large bowl of water instead?
The Victoria Day weekend produced record fatalities, with eight dead as of Sunday night. The OPP stated that they were not amused.
A Canadian girl married Peter Phillips, the only son of Princess Anne. Peter Phillips has no actual title and is a fairly distant eleventh in line to the British throne. Torontoist presents this extremely boring nonstory as evidence of how far Canadian newspapers will go to make news out of the fact that a Canadian did something, anything, somewhere other than Canada.
Ontario Health Minister George Smitherman announced that OHIP will soon cover sex-change operations again, ten years after the Mike Harris government took it off the books. And then, the heads of those on the Toronto Sun‘s editorial board all exploded.
Finally, Russia beat Canada in overtime to win the World Hockey Championship. But they probably cheated, because everyone knows that all Russians are vodka-drinking ex-communists.
Photo by arcticlamb from the Torontoist Flickr Pool.

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