1 RIGHT ON CALGARY Canada has its first Muslim mayor. After a close race, Naheed Nenshi is now the mayor of Calgary, says the Globe and Mail. I’m now just imagining him and Glen Murray, North America’s first openly gay mayor, bumping into each other and high fiveing.
2 WE’LL TRY ASKING CRAIGSLIST NICELY As reported by the CBC, Saskatchewan’s justice minister is asking Internet classifieds site Craigslist to take down any ads that offer sex for money. Craigslist has already done this down in the United States. Ontario is undertaking similar action.
3 ELECTED SOUTHERN DEMOCRATS MIGHT BECOME A RARER BREED So says this New York Times assessment and over forty years of history.
4 TWO YEARS IS A LONG TIME FOR SOME As reported by NPR, France is being rocked by strikes after the government suggested raising retirement age from 60 to 62.
5 THIS WEEK IN ROBOTS Some folks down in Japan are saying they have the first robot pop star, according to techyum. We’re one step closer to Bieber vs. Mechabieber.