As we all know by now, Toronto mayor Rob Ford has a drinking problem and has smoked crack at least once. Whether it was just one “in one of [his] drunken stupors” or whether he was covertly purchasing drugs from suspected dealer and known personal friend Sandro Lisi all summer, we know he’s done it.
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In what will no doubt strike many readers as common-sense, especially those who have lived in poverty or know people who have, the Atlantic covers a paper finding that growing up poor affects people throughout their later lives no matter what their later economic situation.
Right from the top of Rex Murphy’s Saturday column for the National Post it’s clear we’re in for a doozy: the title of his column is “A rude dismissal of Canada’s generosity.” It is about how rude aboriginal people in Canada are being, and how dismissive they are of Canada’s generous apology for almost genociding them. It’s about as close as you can come to calling a group “uppity” in a national newspaper in 2013.
"Fuck off, poor people!" says Canada's national newspaper
After instituting a paywall on their website last year that allows readers to access 10 free articles per month, publisher and chief executive Philip Crawley spoke to Journalism.co.uk about what the paper has learned about its readership and how that has affected the paper’s behaviour.
In the latest instalment of his hilarious and uncomfortable web series “Between Two Ferns,” Zach Galifianakis took Canada’s national treasure/embarrassment Justin Bieber to task for being an idiot. Among other things, he questioned Bieber’s statement that Anne Frank would have been a Belieber, his proclivity for peeing in buckets, and his penchant for driving too fast.
After revamping the rules on licensing for legal marijuana distribution, Health Canada awarded the first two new licenses to a Saskatoon firm called Prairie Plant Systems Inc., which sounds exactly like the covert name for a drug-running operation.
At the risk of being taken in by the Machiavellian Jimmy Kimmel, this is too good to ignore.
Information on the mayor's possible criminal associations should be revealed without compromising defendants' rights
As every Canadian with an internet connection knows by now, Toronto mayor Rob Ford has had an eventful summer. Since mid-May Ford has been dealing with accusations that he has smoked crack and that his brother, city councillor Doug, was a teenaged drug kingpin in Etobicoke, among other things.
Watching this video from start to finish is an exercise in patience and then, once realization sets in, an exercise in not getting too weirded out by an internet video to shut it off and forget all about it.
The U.S. government finally declassified documents in late June pertaining to the mysterious Area 51. It wasn’t anything as exciting as a massive warehouse/experimentation lab for alien life-forms, unfortunately. It was just a large, covert military base for testing spy planes that the American government blatantly lied about for decades, convincing the public that people who “saw things” were either lying or crazy. Snooze!
In a majorly uncool move, bro, police in Ontario announced Thursday they had seized meth and “pill derivatives” of meth worth $40 million in July, most of which was intended for sale and use in other countries.
Evidently the window between “sprightly jailbait pop superstar” and “Clint Eastwood-esque doddering old” is razor-thin. One Direction member Harry Styles responded to questions about Miley Cyrus’ VMA performance by saying twerking “promotes promiscuity” and is “quite inappropriate.”
A lot has been said of Miley Cyrus’ performance at the VMAs on Aug. 24. Some of it was problematic, some of it was insightful, and most of it was the terrible, vacuous nonsense that out-of-touch adults consider relevant cultural commentary.
Mic Mac Mall in Halifax, N.S. was recently forced to take down an ad campaign for back-to-school shopping. While no one complained about the idea of shopping or of school beginning in the fall, many people were upset about the sexist overtones (and undertones, and, really, just tones) of the ads.
This morning Toronto Mayor Rob Ford bested iconic wrestler Hulk Hogan in an arm wrestling match. Based on Hogan’s trashtalk, we should all have been rooting for him. We almost had a Mayor Hogan!