Ending an Occupation
B'nai Brith has a bird when the United Church general council votes, after a seven-hour debate sprinkled with prayers, to boycott goods from Israel's illegal settlements on the West Bank. Nice move.
WikiLeaks' Julian Assange, facing extradition to Sweden on sexual misconduct charges and ensconced in Ecuador's London embassy, raises transparency-seekers' spirits by calling for an end to the "war on whistle-blowers.''
No more tears
Johnson & Johnson trumpets a phase-out of potential carcinogens, formaldehyde, alcohol, phthalates, triclosan and parabens from baby products by late 2013 and from adult products by the end of 2015. A little late, yes?
The mayor who says he's too busy to stop reading at the wheel refuses a driver this week, calling it a waste of taxpayer money, thus showing he's incapable of cost-benefit analysis.
The Bank of Canada
The central bank ditches an Asian face on our new $100 bill because of focus group reaction. Many nuances to this tale. The bottom line? Forget focus groups.
Greenpeace is raising Fukushima worries about Ontario Power Generation's proposal to keep outdated Darlington reactors going until 2055. Tell the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission to put these babies out to pasture.