1 WEAPONS FOR THE HOLIDAYS Not to kick things off all doom and gloom, but fifty guns (and ammunition) were stolen from Wholesale Sports last night. Apparently only one or two gun heists of this magnitude happen in Canada every year, and where better than the country’s former crime capital. Sigh.
2 PASSING ON THE LEGACY In question period today Justin Trudeau was allegedly heard calling Environment Peter Kent a “piece of sh–!” after he discredited the critiques of an NDP MP because she hadn’t attended the climate conference in Durban. Well that is because opposition MPs weren’t invited to attend, Peter. This echoes Pierre Trudeau’s infamous 1971 ‘fuddle duddle’ in the House of Commons. Good on ya’.
3 ASTEROID NEAR TORONTO Remember all those times when we (half-heartedly) wished that Toronto would just be wiped off the face of the Earth? WELL, that almost happened (kind of). A blazing meteor fell east of Toronto on Monday night.
4 YEAR OF THE PROTESTER In somewhat of a surprise, Time magazine announced that their “Person of the Year” award had been given to “The Protester”, citing a year of change driven by protests in the Middle East, Europe and North America.
BONUS: BECAUSE WE ALL LOVE CARTOONS Click here to check out Washington Post’s picks for best editorial cartoons of 2011.
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