1 JUST A MERE $3 BILLION… The auditor general revealed today that the federal government misplaced 3 billion big ones set aside for anti-terrorism efforts. Michael Ferguson also suggested that the Harper government did not have a “clear handle” on whether the country’s anti-terrorism initiative had been successful in keeping terrorists outside of Canadian borders.
2 IT’S ABOUT TIME For the first time in history, an active American professional athlete has publicly announced his homosexuality. It seems sad and weird that it took this long – even weirder, maybe, that the media is making such a big deal of it. Weirder than that, I chose it as one of the top four news stories to profile on the blog today… so maybe I am just feeding in to the weirdness. Hmm…
3 SAYONARA ONLINE VOTING The feds cut it for the “long term”. Read on.
4 NEW BANK NOTE LAUNCHED FROM SPACE Yeah, that’s a thing. Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, who is floating around in space as you read this, unveiled the new polymer five-dollar bill from, you guessed it, space. It features the Canadian Space Arm. Meanwhile, if the new ten-dollar bill, which was also unveiled today, had feelings it would likely be raging jealous. It was unveiled on land, in Ottawa, at a press conference by someone who is not an astronaut. Good thing the five-dollar bill is the last of the Canadian bank notes to be re-designed and revealed to the public… cause how do you top an unveiling event in space???