“When he was here filming his movie, pumping money into the economy, no one had any problem.”
African Canadian Legal Clinic's Margaret Parsons offers the bottom line on Liberal MP Dan McTeague's scheme to ban badboy rapper 50 Cent. (See story.)
It's all coming apart for Mike Harris at the inquiry into the 1995 shooting death of native activist Dudley George at Ipperwash Provincial Park. For all the efforts of former aides to protect the ex-preem, it's now clear from former attorney general Charles Harnick's testimony that Harris's insistence that the "fucking Indians" be removed from the park was the trigger for everything that followed - including heavily armed police reversing protocol and confronting native protestors. No doubt he won't remember any of it when he takes the stand.
Star pines for Papa Mel
The Star is really scraping the bottom of the barrel with its Monday-morning attacks on David Miller. City Hall columnist Royson James's latest canard, calling on Miller to turn himself into a "symbolic glad-handing, ribbon-cutting, baby-hugging everyman's mayor" sounds a lot like pining for the disastrous days of Papa Mel. In James's private Idaho it's not a mayor with vision who can make his own decisions that the largest city in Canada wants. One into cheap gestures and who surrounds himself with paid political yes-men will do.
Ignatieff jumps without a parachute
Barely a few days into the federal election and the Grits' star candidate Michael Ignatieff is proving what a pompous ass he is. Living abroad in the leafy world of academe for 30 years will do that. Maybe if he hadn't chosen a business luncheon at the posh University Club to clarify musings on Ukrainian peasants, we'd have a little more sympathy for his protestations. The Grits aren't doing themselves any favours with minority voters either by parachuting Ignatieff in to replace long-time MP Jean Augustine. This horror show has just begun. Grey Cup turns sex into sideshow
Grey Cup turns sex into sideshow
The CFL's sex-upped Grey Cup classic featuring buxom blond Pam Anderson as parade marshal and Black Eyed Pea Fergie's booty-shakin' halftime show makes marketing sense. The league is trying to attract a younger audience. But please spare us the wanking of sports wags dismayed by the fact that the Peas hail from south of the border. At least there was no breast-revealing wardrobe mishap.