Six In The Morning: Diplomatic Relations And Other Stuff

6-in-the-morning1 COME ON HOME, LET’S TALK Canada, was one of the very few countries to vote against recognizing Palestine as a state at the UN. Whoops. Now we’ve recalled our people to “get a sense from the diplomats what they see on the ground, how they see things going, and how we can effectively respond to what could be a new reality.”

2 OH, EGYPT The nation’s¬†constituent assembly has approved a draft constitution that makes it neccessary to consult Islamic clerics about new legislation. Grrrrreat.

3 WHY CAN’T WE ALL JUST GET ALONG? A Saskatoon bus driver doesn’t like people standing in front of his bus.

4 REFUGEE OVERHAUL The Feds are changing the refugee system next month. They say it will be fairer. Hmmm.

5 ROB CAN RUN Toronto’s outgoing (pending appeal) mayor will be allowed to run for mayor in any byelection, says the judge who ordered him out of office (because that was the mandatory sentence). Oh and he’s telling councillors he disagrees with that he’ll “whip their asses.”

6 HEY J-BRO, I FOUND YOUR GRAD SCHOOL The University of Dalhousie is getting a puppy room.

ELEPHANT WANTS TO PLAY A DUET Cute! But those keys better not be ivory. Story here.

Author: Stephen Whitworth

Prairie Dog editor Stephen Whitworth was carried to Regina in a swarm of bees. He's been with Prairie Dog since May 1999 and will die at his keyboard before admitting his career a terrible, terrible mistake.

9 thoughts on “Six In The Morning: Diplomatic Relations And Other Stuff”

  1. Earlier this year, a Harvard Medical School library started offering a therapy dog to students as well. This becoming a widespread trend will be the only thing that will draw me back to secondary education.

  2. Elephant is out of tune.
    1) Canada spends too much time defending Israel’s interests over Palestine interests.
    2)Shrugs….well at least Egypt if off to new beginnings.
    3)There is more to this Saskatoon Transit Bus Driver Vs Standing Guy than what was recorded on Youtube. Place Riel at the U of S is a busy hub for students and bus traffic. Students think they always have the right of way & buses honk at them to get out of the way. There are crosswalks at designated areas. The bus driver shouldn’t have done what he did. There is a procedure in place to radio for a transit supervisor when situations arise. Now why was the guy just standing there blocking the bus in the first place. More answers to come after investigation.
    4)If reforms to the Canadian Refugee System will actually reduce bogus claims, criminals and system abusers, then I’m all for it.
    5)So Rob Ford has a chance to get back in. Hooray/BOO for him?! I think?
    6)So, are these puppies supplied from Humane Society?

  3. I like your Six In The Morning play-by-play, MB. As for the puppies, if you click ion the link IN that’s in the link I linked to, you’ll get a story that says: “The puppies will be coming with volunteers with Therapeutic Paws Of Canada, an organization that specializes in bringing cats and dogs to schools and senior homes.” From what I can glean from the TPOC website, I don’t think they’ll be shelter animals. Could be wrong.

  4. I’d be inclined to give the bus driver the benefit of the doubt, especially after hearing the labour-intensive interview on CBC Radio with the student who put the video on YouTube.

  5. Isn’t the CoR Transit , whoops bus “service”, installing cameras on the buses to monitor the wild streets of riderville?

    Couldn’t the money be better spent getting buses to at least run 7 days a week,’til midnight? Holiday Mondays/Fridays included.
    That’s why fill-in/ releif drivers, exist.

    If you work nights on weekends, you have to drive.

  6. Wow Ron. Saskatoon’s transit already has cameras in their buses for a few years now and Regina is finally getting theirs?
    I forgot Regina’s transit system doesn’t run after midnight unlike Saskatoon’s transit runs after midnights mon-sat. Sundays/holidays don’t.

    Thanks for answering my question Mr. Whitworth. At least that narrows it down that these animals are volunteered by their owners.

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