"It's my job to protect Americans from dangerous threats, and right now Canada is a dangerous staging area for some of the most dangerous marijuana."
John P. Walters, director of the U.S. Office of National Drug Control Policy (Dangerous? Because our wicked weed could lead to fatal overeating? Too much dumb TV? Fatal inertia?)
T.O. concert for whom?
The June 21 "Concerts for Toronto" are not charity shows or fundraisers. All the bands will pick up their regular paycheques, hundreds of thousands of dollars for some, while agents pocket their commissions. All the regulars will take home their usual cut, while Ticketmaster picks up an $11 service charge on every ticket. The provincial government can pretend to give a shit by throwing $5 million at a show that nurses can’t even get a free ticket to. Didn’t anybody even consider building in some benefit for the people hardest hit by this crisis – the hospitality industry and health care workers?