Extra, Extra: Criminal Lawyers, Wynnebagos, and Bus Shelter Ad Wraps




Extra, Extra: Criminal Lawyers, Wynnebagos, and Bus Shelter Ad Wraps

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  • It’s nice to think that the people and organizations who know the most about the law and are supposed to uphold it will make a point of being especially law-abiding—which is why it’s discouraging to hear that the Law Society of Upper Canada apparently “often fails to report the crimes of its members to police.” And we’re not talking jaywalking or some other not-so-serious crime (we could not, in fact, think of another less serious crime we’d be okay with lawyers committing, although we’re open to suggestions): the Star report mentions theft, fraud, and breach of trust.
  • We are in favour of puns, so we are pleased to hear that reporters have nicknamed Kathleen Wynne’s campaign bus the “Wynnebago.” “Dodge Caravan” for Tim Hudak’s vehicle (because of all of that dodging he does on the issues) is also fine. But “Easy Rider” for Andrea Horwath’s bus? Because of the quality of the food served? Either that’s yucky or we don’t understand it—in either case, the press can do better.
  • Council decided today (by a vote of 29 to 11) that it would allow Astral to place advertising wraps on more than 125 bus shelters. “Advertising wraps” makes the whole business sound so cosy—far more so than would “giant Axe deodorant banners that will block out the sun.”

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