“I feel liberated. I have my voice and my vote back.”
Turncoat councillor Brian Ashton leaves us wondering if he was just being an opportunist all those times he voted with the mayor.
The irony is too delicious. A lawyer named Roach, in this case Charles Roach, taking on the feds? reefer madness pot laws. Roach argues in a class action filed Tuesday (August 7) in federal court that laws making possession of pot illegal have had no force or effect since July 2001. That?s when the federal government was ordered to enact a constitutionally valid law. It still hasn?t. Roach?s suit asks for $25 million in compensation for persons prosecuted under pot laws. Maybe the threat of having to pay out millions in damages will finally light a fire under the feds? asses to stop with their anti-cannabis charade. We?re happily holding our breath on this one.
Harper?s CBC Longing
We?ve seen a corporate selloff under Harper?s Tories. Confirmation that a cultural sellout may be afoot has now come courtesy of a leaked memo to CBC employees. The memo advises those interested in filling the vacancy for president and chief of news operations at the public broadcaster to send their applications to long-time Tory bagman and former Canadian Alliance leadership candidate Tom Long. Guess the PM won?t have to be making personal calls to the CBC to complain about its left-lib coverage in the future. He?ll have his shill calling the shots from the top.
Lights out at Hydro
Two power outages hit Riverdale over a long weekend when many locals were in cottage country. And power authorities can?t seem to enlighten us as to why. We suspect it?s a plot to convince east-end voters they need that gas plant and those transmission lines the Libs have been trying to ram down their throats. After all the BS Dalton?s been shovelling about closing coal plants, can you blame us for being paranoid?
The feds suddenly expressing an interest in women?s health by pouring $300 mil into a national program to fund an experimental vaccine for HPV virus? Maybe it would be wise to figure out how long the vaccine actually lasts, as the chair of the Canadian Women?s Health Network suggested last week, before we start pumping it into every 13-year-old girl in the country.