Extra, Extra: Political Sit-Downs, Streetcar Hold-Ups, and Hockey Gold
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Extra, Extra: Political Sit-Downs, Streetcar Hold-Ups, and Hockey Gold

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  • It’s been a good long while—396 days, to be precise—since they last sat down together, but tonight, Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Premier Kathleen Wynne will finally be having another face-to-face meeting. Wynne’s been pushing for this for, well, probably about 396 days, while also criticizing Harper for ignoring the needs of Ontarians. “I wish the kind of personal tension hadn’t entered into it because, really, I don’t have personal antipathy for Stephen Harper,” she said in an interview last month. “That’s not what this about.”
  • It’s true that the TTC’s three new streetcars are glorious, but there should be 43 tooling around the streets of Toronto by now. Supply-chain issues at Bombardier’s Thunder Bay plant have delayed their arrival. “The delivery is far behind from the original schedule,” said TTC spokesperson Brad Ross. “We are still working with them on meeting their original schedule. If not, there will be liquidated damages and the like.”
  • Tonight, the world junior title in hockey will be decided when the Canadians take on the Russians in the gold-medal game. If you’d like insight into things such as which team might win, who might contribute to that win, and how long it’s been since Canada last won, the CBC has you covered with its “World junior final: 4 things to know.” A fifth thing to know is that if we lose, it will be devastating, and many will feel devastated.

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