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Robert and Lisa make their case for space at Toronto Comic Con Saturday, March 19, 3:40 pm at (where else?) the Direct Energy Centre.
What Greenpeace activists shut down environmental assessment hearings on the building of new nuclear reactors at Darlington
When 9:02 am, Tuesday, March 2
Why Greenpeace says the proposed EA has "serious flaws": there's been no opportunity to discuss alternatives to nuclear power or the potential of a Fukushima-style disaster. Continuing Japan coverage here.
Arts and culture advocates are taking heart from the fact that Mayor Rob Ford advocated raising arts funding during the election. But do they really believe Mr. "Respect for Taxpayers" is going to spend money fighting in court to keep the Billboard Tax for beautification projects? Crazy kids. The Superior Court upheld the legality of the tax earlier this month in a case launched by Pattison Outdoor, but said the city could only tax signs erected after April 2010. That decision effectively kills the tax, since 95 per cent of the city's billboards were put up before that date. The planning committee debates the issue Thursday (March 24) and looks ready to piss away revenue from this tax.
"Western military deployment to Libya is a bit like asking the arsonist to put out their own fire."
Derrick O'Keefe, co-chair of the Canadian Peace Alliance, wonders if the West will ever learn lessons from failed invasions past after UN-backed air strikes in Libya. Read Ellie Kirzner's take on the latest events.
Unemployment rate for people with disabilities in Ontario - one percentage point higher than the national unemployment rate during the Great Depression.
PIMP MY ISLAND
First, Rob/Doug Ford and his ship of fools want to pave parkland; now sidekick Giorgio Mammoliti wants to pimp out the Islands as a red-light district. Wow, Islanders thought they had it bad with sound leaks from the Docks and noise from Porter Airlines. Don't like ants invading your picnic? How about a nice pile of used condoms?