Extra, Extra: Harris Institute Fights Political Correctness, Insensitive Phrasing Removed from Bus Shelter Ad, Toronto Zoo Lion Cubs are Cute
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- The Harris Institute, a small music production school with about 80 students, has made strides to ban political correctness. According to a rather cranky report from CityNews, the school has established “Rules of Civility” that prohibit students, faculty and staff from “shout[ing] down an opposing view”; violators of said rules face possible probation or dismissal.
- The phrase “Share the warmth” has been removed from a Yonge-Dundas bus shelter ad where a homeless man was found dead last winter. The Pajar Canada ad for expensive outerwear was removed following complaints from homeless advocate Cathy Crowe. “The circumstances in the city are that the warmth isn’t shared,” said Crowe. “We don’t have enough shelter beds; people are sleeping outside.”
- The Toronto Zoo’s four white lion cubs got a little social media attention today. While the zoo’s recent panda births may have taken up more than their share of the media spotlight, the lion cubs—born on September 26 to mother Makali and father Fintan—are a rare in-captivity addition in their own right. Oh, they’re also very, very cute.
#CUTEALERT white lion cubs meet an enrichment ball for the first time! #TOlioncubs pic.twitter.com/841cYbac76
— The Toronto Zoo (@TheTorontoZoo) November 12, 2015
- From today’s edition of 12:36, Toronto’s new lunchtime tabloid newsletter: Porter really isn’t listening to Adam Vaughan’s proclamation that there will never be jets at the island airport. “Our own sense is that [Vaughan] doesn’t speak for the GTA caucus, for the Liberal caucus, and whatever his personal agenda or platform is, it’s not likely to be the platform of the Liberal party,” defiant airline CEO Robert Deluce tells the Financial Post. A spokesman for new transport minister Marc Garneau said that the agreement is not necessarily off the table. And would a former astronaut be so opposed to a bit more loud roaring on the lake? (Want more 12:36? Subscribe to it now.)
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