“That was in a moment of weakness.”
Howard Moscoe on his earlier promise to give up the TTC chair, which he now wants to keep.
Say it ain't coal
We hate to harp on the whole lying politician stereotype (yawn), but the premier's latest reality-stretcher is quite literally killing us. Pushing the closure of pollution-spewing coal plants back from 2007 to 2009 was irritating enough, but when just 10 months later the province announced that the stacks would stay open till 2014, we nearly had an asthma attack. After having originally blamed his advisers for the promise-breaking, Dalton McGuinty now says he alone is to blame. The least he could do to make it up to us is buy us free inhalers.
Secret agent man
Boy, those Russians sure are sharp, aren't they? According to the National Post's screaming front-page spread on the Russian spy arrested on Canadian soil last week, and we quote, "False identity a Russian technique." Gee, who knew the Russkis cornered the market on giving spies fake I.D.s? As if all those other nations' secret agents declare their actual line of work when filling out passport applications and drivers licences. And you wonder why there's never been a Canadian Bond.
Talk about flagging a dead horse. The Star just can't let its disdain for an NDP mayor lay low for a day or two, can it? Even after all but two wards threw their support behind David Miller, the paper's already shopping around for his 2010 replacement. First on their list? Right-winger Michael Thompson. We know the Star's been trying to shake the its mushy-middle rep for a while, but the ink hasn't even dried on last week's ballots, guys. Can't the city have a moment's peace from the campaigning?
Still eat red meat? Well, if you have breasts (like, oh, about half the population), researchers from Harvard Medical School say you might want to give it up. Apparently, you're twice as likely to develop hormone-induced breast cancer if you eat beef, lamb or pork daily. Besides concerns about the carcinogens created by cooking meat at high temps, wouldn't you know it, scientists are eyeing the growth hormones used to beef up cattle. Meat cows just happen to be the only animals in Canada allowed to be injected with the stuff. Anyone else think it's time to turf the practice?