The reality is that we should not be building any new nuclear power in Ontario.
Not the French fries guy
Republican presidential nominee John McCain is coming to Ottawa Friday (June 20) to remind us about the virtues of free trade. Sad sign of just how chummy Harp’s Tories are with the elephant to the south. Will a few words be offered by the Vietnam War hero about the need for Canada’s continued military support in Afghanistan? McCain advocates a major expansion of troops in the region. Heaven help us.
It’s the province’s other dirty little secret – our vaunted used tire collection program is leaving a bad stink. They’re supposed to be diverted to “legitimate” end uses, but almost half the 12 million collected annually in Ontario are being shipped out of province to be burned as industrial fuel. You remember the stinky plume from Hagersville?
Globe columnist Christie Blatchford has found her new boy. Her “first Muslim crush,” she calls CSIS mole Mubin Shaikh. He’s the dashing former army cadet who blew the whistle on the Toronto 18 cum Toronto 11. Shaikh’s been wowing Blatch from the witness stand. Blatch can’t help but swoon, ignoring the Crown’s tentative case to marvel in those oh so tender moments in print at Shaikh’s Canadianness. “He is one of us,” Blatch writes. Look, he’s even got tattoos.
Stressing on and off the job
Toronto cops seem to be missing the beat. More of them, it seems, are becoming unhinged off the job, according to the latest discipline numbers released by professional standards. Of 68 cases pursued by the force’s prosecutions division in 2007, a whopping 72 per cent involved alleged transgressions by cops while they were off duty. That’s an increase of 28 per cent over 2006 – which isn’t to say they’re minding their Ps & Qs while on duty, though. Public complaints against police are also up, by 5 per cent over 2006.