1 AIR CANADA IS FALLING APART, LITERALLY Monday afternoon’s incident at Toronto Pearson involving an Air Canada 777 passenger jet was not the aircraft’s first, apparently. A frighteningly thorough CBC story outlines the plane’s other two incidents that preceded Monday’s ENGINE SHUT-DOWN on the way to JAPAN.  Efforts to instill consumer confidence are going exceptionally well.

2 CLINCH OF THE MITT Pardon the phrasing, just trying to instill some snazz into what is being called the “most boring election ever“. Mitt has secured the Republican nomination following a big win in the Texas primary, and it’s hard to even care. We should. This guy has the potential to direct our country’s biggest economic partner, a relationship which will only get stronger with the unilateralism in Ottawa these days.

3 THE TIMES THEY ARE A CHANGING Facebook shares have dipped to a new low this week, losing almost a quarter of their value. Meanwhile RIM, the Canadian company behind Blackberry has announced it will making making “significant” job cuts, following a rough quarter.

4 WAR CRIMINAL GETS FIFTY Former Liberian President Charles Taylor was sentenced to fifty years in prison for his role in the 2002 massacres in Sierra Leone. This is the first time a former head of state has been convicted by the ICC since WWII, and is a big step for humanitarian interventionism on the international stage. You know, all that stuff Canada used to stand for…

5 HORROR POLITICS Authorities have confirmed that the foot and hand sent to Conservative offices this week had belonged to the human torso found in Montreal’s west end yesterday morning. More here.

6 SPEAKING OF HORROR MOVIE SH*T Police are releasing more details following what has been described as a “cannibal attack” between two men on a Miami causeway Saturday afternoon. The attacker, 31 year-old Rudy Eugene is now believed to have been overdosing on a potent new LSD-variant called ‘bath salts’. The relatively new drug has been linked to high body temperatures, extreme aggression, superhuman strength and fixation involving the jaw and mouth. Check it out. Or don’t, I didn’t sleep last night.