The latest census stats show conclusively that the poor are either getting poorer, or that they’re not. The Star toes the OCAP line, rambling about free trade and crappy jobs, while the Post weighs in for the plutocrats by observing that family incomes have actually grown across the board, and that the income stats are misleading anyway. As Torontoist likes to say, you load sixteen tons, and what do you get? Another day older and deeper in debt.
Kids around Ontario are playing something called the “choking game,” which involves choking each other to the point of passing out. Parent groups are demanding an immediate recall of the book 50 Fun Things To Do On a Rainy Day.
More details are emerging about the horrific story of the married couple in Brampton who were stabbed to death by a stranger in broad daylight. If you want a political angle, the Sun says that the suspect was out on bail for other violent crimes at the time of the attack.
The Olympic torch passed through Hong Kong today, with Chinese Chief Executive Donald Tsang offering a stirring speech about Hong Kong being a place where “different people with different beliefs and different views have thrived in a spirit of diversity, tolerance and respect.” As he spoke, pro-Tibetan demonstrators were hustled into police vehicles for protection from an angry mob.
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