call buffy, mulroney's back
Get out the wooden stake. The grotesque rehabilitation of disgraced ex-prime minister Brian Mulroney is gaining horrible momentum. After years of happily munching on the corporate teat, he's creeping back. His Sun Media chair job grows less token and this weekend he resurfaced at a Washington back-slapper to celebrate free trade with his U.S. buddies. Ever happy to kiss American butt, Mulroney is now stomping for a security corridor that will further blend -- he means bury -- Canada into the U.S. infrastructure.
sink attacks on toronto islanders
If Ontario's government spent as much time examining consultants' contracts and MPPs' expense accounts as they do looking for loopholes in the Toronto Island residents' deal, they could buy glittering hovercraft ferries with enough cash left over to raise welfare rates and operate schools properly.
the bre-x guy was busy?
The embattled and underrated CBC announced this week the former head of communications for Nortel is taking over its PR department. Iain Klugman's fresh from the fun of trying to soft-pedal Nortel's free-fall -- Hey, we've got a photo op, guy on a ledge! -- and now hopes to resuscitate the CBC's public image. Just don't ask him to try to explain Ralph Benmurgui.
mayor jakobek off
Great fun watching the mayoralty dreams of onetime budget bully Tom Jakobek unravel as the MFP leasing scandal inquiry rolls along. The bureaucrat-basher's hopes for the number-one job are disappearing faster than his hairline as he gets dragged closer to responsibility in the botched deal. A bully who can't budget bucks just isn't as appealing as one who is tough but delivers the dough. Ask the folks at Toronto's East General Hospital, who endured Jakobek's erratic reign during his City Hall hiatus.
tanks for the invite
Border towns like Windsor, Sarnia and Niagara Falls have more than biker gang invasions to worry about with the new Canada/U.S. treaty. The American army can now roll into Canada to fight terrorism. Sure, our troops can head south, but get serious. Let's hope that once the promised Liberal marijuana laws come in, the Marines won't be scooping up potheads and whisking them to Guantanamo Bay
The Toronto Zoo proudly announced they've produced 9,000 tadpoles to repopulate the endangered Puerto Rican crested toad. The little squirts will be shipped to the island from the Scarborough zoo. Reports that zoo staff happily worked overtime on the promise that they would be allowed to lick the toads once they matured have not been confirmed.