“The time is right for the environment to become a winning economic issue.”
A government insider wants us to believe the nuke-power-loving McGuinty Liberals can be trusted on the environment. Not.
One Clone Burger, please
Just one day into the new year and the miraculous answer to stopping the spread of mad cow hit the presses: cloning! Now we can turn to the cold, hard science of super-villains, knowing that scientists have genetically engineered a cow free of the proteins involved in the brain-wasting disease. And really, refraining from feeding cow parts to the vegetarian creatures was probably much too simple a solution. Oh, but don't worry, meat eaters, those clones won't be going into your burgers just yet. They're being primed for use in human-grade pharmaceuticals. Phew.
No free ride on the TTC
Newly minted TTC chair Adam Giambrone was supposed to be a breath of fresh air. But he missed the bus big time by siding with cheapskate 'crats at the commission who said no to free transit service for New Year's Eve revellers. No such thing as a free ride on the cash-strapped TTC, Giambrone says -- just the kind of go-nowhere thinking that's seen the "better-pay-or-else way" go from the envy of North America to a sick joke.
Hit the road, Mayor Miller
The City Of Toronto Act that'll give our lovable mayor more powers to right our sinking ship was officially proclaimed this week. But Hizoner is talking like so many mealy-mouthed politicians who are loath to do anything radical -- like introduce road tolls, for example, to fix our crumbling city. Hey, even the Board of Trade has said traffic congestion is sucking the lifeblood out of the city to the tune of billions of dollars a year. That should shut up what's left of the right wing on council. Or was all the mayor's talk of a meaningful anti-smog plan hot air?
CBC’s Afghan propaganda
Those teary-eyed Christmastime interviews on CBC with the families of soldiers fallen in Afghanistan made compelling television, but we hope they aren't a harbinger of coverage to come. Sadly, Mansbridge and Company's prime-time pap only served to soft-sell a mission that's completely devolved into a war on the Taliban. Maybe all that sabre-rattling from the war-loving PMO about cutting funding to the public broadcaster has spooked the CBC. Time to get back to the tough questions, Pete, about why we're sacrificing young men and women in the first place if not to rebuild Afghanistan.