It Rained (A Lot), GM Further Slowing Down Production, Chris Bosh Is Goin’ To Beijing
It rained a lot yesterday, and it will most likely rain more today. Then it will probably rain some more on Wednesday, and Thursday, and Friday. If you’re like Torontoist and don’t have air conditioning, you are all for more rain. Keep raining, rain! (But no more funnel clouds, please. That kinda freaks us out.)
Omar Khadr wrote a letter to the CBC answering six questions they sent him. The young detainee says he is a peaceful person, and wants to live a normal life in Canada and be a doctor. The American government reacted to this letter by issuing a press release saying that Khadr just wants you to think that, and let down your guard, and then, when you least expect it…
General Motors announced it will slow down production in its Oshawa plant with periodic shutdowns over the next six months. Buzz Hargrove responded to the news by urging the Canadian government to “make things like they used to be.”
Dozens of Toronto corporations have endorsed the plan to green Toronto, pointedly necessary as nearly two thirds of Toronto’s waste is generated by non-residential use. Noticeably absent from the endorsements: Amalgamated Smog, the Asbestos/Lead Paint Manufacturer’s Union, and WeLovePolluting.com.
A man died yesterday after a Tasering incident involving the OPP. Torontoist is informed that the Taser is perfectly safe and anybody who says otherwise just hates law and order.
Finally, Chris Bosh was named to the United States Olympic basketball team yesterday, along with Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, and Jason Kidd. Pointedly not on the team: Vince Carter. SUCK ON THAT, VINCE CARTER!
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