Extra, Extra: Free Turkeys, Heckling the Premier, and $1.2 Billion for Ontario
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Extra, Extra: Free Turkeys, Heckling the Premier, and $1.2 Billion for Ontario

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  • Hundreds lined up at Honest Ed’s today to get their hands on free turkeys and fruitcakes. The annual festive-food giveaway has been taking place since 1987, but its future is in doubt now that the building has been sold to developers. David Mirvish had some noncommittal but potentially encouraging words to share on the topic: “We have two more Christmasses beyond this one, so we’re not gone … we also don’t know what the future brings.”
  • On Saturday, Premier Kathleen Wynne faced direct criticism from a voter about the recent auditor general’s report. “Kathleen you’ve got to do better. You’re wasting our money,” a man apparently yelled when the two found themselves in the same video store. The incident has since occasioned much comment, mostly from people amazed that video stores still exist, and that people of any sort or political stripe can be found in them.
  • But it seems Premier Wynne could also now be in line for supportive unsolicited comments in a video store (or pager store, or dirigible factory). Following what CP24 calls “a concerted campaign by the premier to get Ottawa to hand over more money in transfers,” the federal government has indeed decided to give Ontario more next year—$1.25 billion more.

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