“The committee pulled three legs off the frog and then stuck a knife in it.”
Councillor Howard Moscoe isn't explaining how to prepare a new dish at Le Select, but describing the city's absurd attempts to limit postering.
Little Paper That Blows
As Karla Homolka's July release approaches, the Toronto Sun is indulging in disgusting "murder porn," running bombshell shots of the killer almost daily. Homolka was on the front page twice recently, and regularly appears inside, while her victims were on the cover once. This from a paper claiming to care about law and order and wanting more women readers. No wonder the Sun's readership is in free fall and its publisher has quit to slink back to England. The Little Paper That Sucks.
HRH, WHO CRS?
We get all warm and fuzzy watching Her Royal Highness and Her Royal Flunky shuffling through parts of Canada we're glad they're visiting instead of us - because this country is finally growing up, and nobody cares if this upright archaeological artifact is making the rounds. Once a visit by Her Royal Tax Drain would have been front-page news and the top story on newscasts. Today, only the crumpet crunchers at the Globe and Snail can be bothered plastering her on the cover. To the Queen.
Dundas Square might be getting it
The city's dumping the make-a-buck bungle at Dundas Square, picking up operating costs and ending anemic attempts to rent it. The plaza can now become a true public space, and community organizations might get their hands on it for free. We'd love to see cultural groups and even for-profit outfits that supply free programming get no-charge access. Businesses should still pay a fee for product launches, but now there's real hope for a location that's been long on promise but short on delivery.
MacKay's betrayal boo-hoo
Rubber-booted and broken-hearted political cuckold Peter MacKay publicly bared his pain at Belinda Stronach's "betrayal." He's an expert on the act, having "crossed the floor" with an entire party to fold the Progressive Conservatives into the radical regionalism of the Canadian Alliance. MacKay was elected PC party leader in part because of a signed deal with fellow candidate David Orchard assuring him he wouldn't merge with the Reformers - which he then did. Tell us where it hurts, Petey.