1 THERE WAS A SASK LEADER’S DEBATE LAST NIGHT Well, the leaders of two parties, anyway. I understand that a bar has to be set somewhere, but ideas are being excluded. Crabbers.
2 WE’RE MURDERING LESS AND LESS Hey, Canada’s homicide rate is at a 44-year low. It’s just not easy to get murdered any more, but if your heart’s really set on it you might want to live in Thunder Bay, Saskatoon or Regina (represent!), Winnipeg, Halifax or Edmonton. The story doesn’t go into it but I suspect there might be some murder correlation with poverty and ethnicity, too. Just a hunch. Anyway: so why is the Canadian government going all tough on crime when crime’s down? It’s expensive and makes no sense.
3 EUROPE DEBT SUMMIT The continent’s leaders meet to try to fix this European debt crisis thing. Should be easy. I imagine they’ll have it all solved by noon, latest. Hey, let’s have a video! It’s old but it holds up well.
4 SOME CONSERVATIVE PROGRESS ON GAY RIGHTS?!?! The Canadian political party that fought tooth and nail against same-sex marriage rights, removed references to gays and lesbians in Canada’s citizenship guides and has defunded pride events is making the right noises on GLBT issues leading up to a Commonwealth leaders’ meeting in Australia. This c0mes after a bullied
TorontoOttawa gay teen committed suicide last week. Glad to see it but a lot more needs to be done by a party that’s still full of religious freaks. Let’s have another video!
5 IDIOTS SHOULD NOT KEEP SNAKES AS PETS Not that this was in any way a dangerous situation, but some Toronto goober’s harmless snakes got out and lurked in toilets and walls. I’ve had pet snakes for 16 years, including corn snakes like in the story. They’ve never escaped to a wall or toilet. Snakes are easy to manage, low-maintenance, long-lived pets that are ideal for apartments. Idiots shouldn’t keep ’em. Bah I say.
6 HEY! MY BELOVED COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS FINALLY WON THEIR FIRST GAME OF THE SEASON! Hooray! And against Detroit, yet! Wooooo!