“It's like the Y2K thing.There are a few people making a lot of money scaring the hell out of people.”
Auto union boss Buzz Hargrove goes Tory on us wondering why all the fuss about carbon emissions.
Can this feed a family of three for three days?
Why does it feel like such a downer to read about Daily Bread reaching its goal for yet another spring food drive? Staff admit that the hampers put together for the 75,000 who use the service every month contain only a fraction of the calories needed in a healthy diet. The food bank is working on supplementing its standard hamper - a three-day supply of food for a family of three - with staples like dried beans, chickpeas, cooking oil and spices. Hey Dalton, what happened to those promises to raise social assistance? It's an embarrassment that those being held in provincial prisons are better fed than the working poor and others living on the margins.
With all the corporate heavy hitters lined up among the cool small outfits at the Green Living show last weekend, hardcore ecos could be forgiven for feeling like they were walking through a four-hour infomercial. Home Depot touted its eco-kitchen, actually manufactured from run-of-the-mill toxin- coated particle board. Loblaws pushed its green line of President's Choice products but had no answers to deeper questions about reducing packaging or using local sources. And the cars? Hybrid never looked so expensive. Thankfully, by the time we arrived, Segway had packed up and left, so we weren't tempted to abandon our legs.
See no evil
Ceasefire.ca wants you to tell the PM to fire Defence Minister Gordon O'Connor and Chief of Defence Staff Rick Hillier. We want to know why the PM, the same cat who screamed self-righteously about accountability in Opposition, has stood for so long by these pathological liars.