Well, it was only a matter of time before the pro-oil crowd did something racist.
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Despite providing a valuable service to nude sunbathers trying to escape the heat, Vancouver’s Alana Thomson is facing 14 criminal charges relating to her small business.
Seeing double in Sochi: BBC correspondent Steve Rosenberg tweeted out this photo Jan. 20, showing an alarming public bathroom setup in the Olympic city.
Canada’s Minister of Public Safety Steven Blaney has a script ready for any disaster or security threat. He just has to fill in the blanks, and presto: one somber press release coming right up.
A video has surfaced of Rob Ford in which he can be heard calling the police chief a “cocksucker,” slurring his words and faking a Jamaican accent. He admitted Tuesday that he had been drinking, despite previously saying he had quit.
Photo ops by politicians are just staged events meant to elicit positive coverage, but one Tory MP travelling with Prime Minister Stephen Harper in Israel this week saw his opportunity slipping away and was desperate to get in on the free publicity.
Conrad Black owes the Canadian government $5.1 million in taxes on income and taxable benefits from 2002. That’s the decision of a tax court that sided with the Canada Revenue Agency’s position that Black was a resident of Canada during that time and must therefore pay taxes. Black, who renounced his Canadian citizenship in 2001 so that he could become a British Lord, has been living in Toronto since 2012. [LINK]
The CBC’s business commentator was confronted with a sobering statistic about global inequality on the Lang & O’Leary Exchange, and his reaction was so jubilant that he almost came onto a poor person’s face right there in the studio.
No, this cargo ship in British Columbia isn’t releasing its paylod to stop from sinking. The Seaspan Harvester is supposed to do that, unloading timber by tilting 30 degrees to the side and just dumping dozens of logs into in the water. And here’s the GIF: [via Reddit]
Toronto’s biggest cultural export this side of Rob Ford made his Saturday Night Live hosting debut last night and did double duty as the musical guest (he was previously the musical guest in a 2011 episode). And although the writers let him down at times, he mostly passed the comedy test with flying colours.
According to Statistics Canada, roughly 40 per cent of all the food we produce in Canada goes to waste, or about $27 billion a year. That’s greater than the combined GDP of the 32 poorest countries in the world. Fortunately or unfortunately, more than half of the food waste in Canada is generated in the home, so the problem and solution starts with individual consumers. [LINK]
There are some serious deficiencies in airport security when agents find explosives in someone’s carry-on luggage and still approve him for takeoff.
With changes to medical marijuana licensing taking effect April 1, thousands of people who have been legally growing their own weed will now have to transition to only buying from large producers approved by the government. But what to do with all the marijuana and marijuana plants you’ve built up? According to Health Canada, you […]
Mikhail Kalashnikov, who died in late December at age 91, expressed regret over the many deaths caused by his iconic AK-47 rifle. “The pain in my soul is unbearable,” he wrote in a letter to the head of the Russian Orthodox Church. An estimated 100 million AK-47s are spread around the world, often the weapon of choice in third-world conflicts. Hey, at least Mozambique got a nice flag out of the whole thing. [LINK]
The Conservative government, careful guardians of the public purse, spent over $2.5 million publicizing a job grants program that doesn’t even exist yet.