Environment Canada says it’s going to be a hot, sweaty, sticky, sexy summer, perfect for rocking that thong at the beach or just sitting on a fire escape playing saxophone in your undershirt.
According to Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, the Feds want to convince GM to build a new car in Oshawa, and are willing to drop big bucks to do it. Flaherty is offering to give GM money from the Automotive Innovation Fund to design a car that people might actually want.
Get ready to miss your subway stop—Apple is finally introducing movies to the Canadian iTunes store. Since Torontoist normally doesn’t shill for corporate product launches unless we’re pissed off about something,“WHY DID IT TAKE SO LONG, STUPID APPLE!!!???” That OK for everybody?
Statistics Canada says that 68.4% of Canadians are homeowners—the highest proportion ever. More accurately, 68.4% of Canadians are mortgage holders, and the banks own more homes than ever before.
In the US Democratic primaries, word is that Hillary Clinton will “express support” for apparent nominee Barack Obama this Saturday. Clinton has spent most of the week in a hotel room alternately banging her head on the wall and trying to submit articles to Wikipedia about the American tradition of the “co-President.”
And Detroit beat Pittsburgh 3–2 to win the Stanley Cup, and now match Toronto with eleven Cups over their franchise history. Took ’em 41 years to catch up, though.
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