It suddenly gets hot today with a forecast high temperature of 32º, meaning newspapers are required by law to run daily photos of people frolicking in fountains. Sprinklers are also acceptable, provided a dog is included in the shot.
Union members angry about the impending job cuts at GM in Oshawa are blockading the entrance to the plant, and CAW President Buzz Hargrove is threatening a strike. The latter would prevent GM from paying workers to produce money-losing vehicles that will rust away in inventory. Pretty weak hand, Buzz.
CBC says they’ll find a new Hockey Night In Canada theme song to replace the 40-year-old “buh buh buh buh BUH buh” thing if they don’t resolve a dispute over rights and royalties by end of day today. A spokesperson said CBC understands the important niche the tune occupies in the Canadian cultural identity, and as a result, they’re particularly interested in “something free.”
Mayor David Miller has been named Chairman of C40, a group of cities around the world working together to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. An honoured Miller said, “Do you think I’ll get to meet Bono now?”
Down south, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton held a private meeting last night, as pressure grows on Obama to choose his recent rival as running mate. However, the point is moot, as everyone knows that Dick Cheney isn’t giving up the job no matter what happens in November.
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