“It's disengenuous to call for democracy in the Middle East and then penalize voters.”
Canadian Arab Federation's Faraj Nakhleh on the hypocrisy of the feds' move to cut off funding to Hamas.
Big-mouth Moscoe strikes again
Howard Moscoe a chauvinist pig? Egads. A triumvirate of female city councillors thinks so. And they've asked the integrity commissioner to censure Moscoe after he appeared to liken Councillor Frances Nunziata to a streetwalker during one of those council free-for-alls last week. Moscoe later apologized, but it's not the first time he's gotten in doo-doo for sexual-innuendo-laced remarks about a fellow councillor. Moscoe may be a buffoon, but a malicious misogynist? That's harsh for our favourite blabbermouth.
Yankee diddle goes online
If posters in the Washington, DC, subway weren't enough, now the Department of Defence has an entire website (www.canadianally.com) devoted to sucking off the Americans. The "Myth Buster" section is a real knee-slapper, where know-nothing Yanks can learn just how much like the U.S. Canada really is. We're not legalizing pot, we hate immigrants and we imprison just as many criminals as the next guy. Did you know the most popular sport for young 'uns over 15 in Canuckistan isn't hockey, but golf? It all reads like one bad Bob and Doug McKenzie script.
Tabuns, time to knuckle down
NDPer Peter Tabuns was able to beat back a challenge from Grit Ben Chin in the Toronto Danforth by-election last week. Area councillors Paula Fletcher and Sandra Bussin were quick to point out that Tabuns's "dramatic victory" shows the depth of residents' opposition to the Portlands Energy Centre mega-plant. Yes, but Tabuns's less than resounding victory - he won by barely 2,000 votes against a nobody on what's supposed to be NDP turf - also offers a clue that the party needs to get its butt in gear.
Mayor the pusher man?
We're happy the mayor is lending his support to the Check Up From The Neck Up campaign sponsored by the Mood Disorders Association of Ontario. Mental health is important. But the list of Big Pharma giants sponsoring the effort - Lilly and GlaxoSmithKline, among others - has us a little scrambled. Is this about pushing pills or good mental health?