What do Toronto cops have to hide?
Congratulations to the OPP for having the guts to install video cameras, on a trial basis, in squad cars in the GTA and Kenora. The provincial cops, unlike our local police, are embracing the units. If you don't think your force has anything to hide, of course you'd welcome the units, as much to protect the cops as the people they apprehend. So what do you have to hide, Chief Fantino?
Crazed Conan response
One day the Toronto Star editors are kissing Conan O'Brien's ass as it heads out of town, begging him to come back. The next day they're kicking his fuzzy pink butt, telling him never to return. They're suddenly offended by the offensive comedian because of his anti-French insult dog. Have these SUV-driving suburbanites actually ever seen his show before? Did they expect good taste from a show that features a masturbating bear and a foul-mouthed sock puppet? Their indignation is more about ignorance than trashed innocence.
Riverdale's overnight wall is overkill
Red Riverdale is Toronto's Pyongyang, so early in the Withrow dog tragedy, a community meeting was held. But there was no talk of a fence around the park, recently erected without consultation. If the dog area had originally been fenced, the tragedy may never have happened, and charging dogs wouldn't have terrorized tobogganing kids while distracted dog owners tried to pick each other up.
Maybe Liberia needs new PM?
Prime Millionaire Paul Martin is about to become this decade's John Turner or Charles Tupper. After years of waiting to be PM, he's blowing the gig in months. First with his clumsy attempts to be personable, smiling with grannies and prancing with Flat Mark. Now he's "angry" and "mad as hell" about millions wasted over the same years he was dodging his own huge tax bills and stashing his assets offshore. It's just not cutting it, Paul.
HRH Adrienne Clarkson
They picked the right girl to be the Queen's rep to Canada. Governor General Adrienne Clarkson is making like a monarch by declaring she's "above politics" regarding the shit-storm surrounding her wildly over-budget northern nations tour, accompanied by dozens of best friends. Strange that the recipient of a juicy political appointment would think herself above accountability, but sadly consistent with a once eagerly anticipated reign marked by lavish spending on herself and extravagant entertaining.