Majority of Canadians have no faith in safety of shipping oil by rail

A new Ipsos Reid/CTV News poll shows almost seven out of 10 Canadians surveyed see pipelines as the safest way to transport oil, with 54 per cent expressing no faith in the safety of shipping flammable goods by rail. An overwhelming majority of 90 per cent think the federal government should conduct a formal review of Canada’s rail policies around transporting crude oil by rail. [LINK]

Sochi is for lovers

Seeing double in Sochi: BBC correspondent Steve Rosenberg tweeted out this photo Jan. 20, showing an alarming public bathroom setup in the Olympic city.

Conrad Black owes $5.1M in back taxes

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]