“The days of kickback schemes and envelopes with cash are over.”
The PM offers delusional assurances that his Accountability Act will snuff out corruption. His defence minister is already in hot water over his lobbying activities.
Scary bunny, super creepy
The Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals can go a little over-the-top. The group's presser warning parents not to go out and buy Junior a bunny for Easter could scare the bejesus out of anyone. Furry and cuddly? No way, says the SPCA. They'll chew your electrical cords and furniture. They pee and poo all over the place if they're not spayed or neutered. They don't like to be held. Maybe chocolate bunnies are the better way to go.
Adbusters' legal mess
Adbusters' attempt to sue Canada's media giants for refusing to run the Vancouver-based mag's anti-corporate ads is back on track. The case hit a snag after Adbusters' lawyer, Clayton Ruby, was found to be in conflict. Editor-in-chief Kalle Lasn says he's had a hard time finding a lawyer who isn't in conflict because they've represented the people Lasn's trying to sue. Lasn's got a lawyer now, but it gets messier - he finds himself in a squabble with Ruby over money.
Too bad we don't have one of the country's brightest legal minds fighting the ad machine.
Nothing like a few dead biker bodies showing up in a farm field in the middle of nowhere to get the dailies in this town, even the usually sensationalist-averse Globe, acting like the crime-loving Stun and spilling a whole lot of ink over a drug rip-off. Cops are already bucking for more money for yet another task force to fight biker gangs, when we could be saving ourselves a lot of grief -- and more cash -- by just legalizing drugs. Seems no amount of dead bodies will make our politicians come to their senses on that one.
Ignatieff's twisted torture logic
Funny watching Grit leadership dopeful Michael Ignatieff, aka the Rubber Band Man, twist himself into knots over the war in Iraq and the use of torture. The UN is quite clear on the issues. Ignatieff's not so sure. That shaky moral compass of his makes us think this Trudeau wannabe is too slippery for the public's good.