1 I WONDER WHAT THIS COULD POSSIBLY BE ABOUT Breaking news: Michael Fougere has announced a Tuesday morning press conference to “announce his intentions regarding the 2012 Civic Election.” The name on the media contact sheet is current RPL board chair and former Councillor Darlene Hincks-Joehnck, which is arguably some kind of an establishment endorsement and interesting if you’re a politics nerd.
2 WHO WANTS A WAR? The United States seems to be thinking seriously about a military strike against Iran, to take place in the fall. Well, Americans always like their wars in the short term so that would probably help Barack Obama get elected. I predict Canada would be involved. predict another Gwynne Dyer column on this. I predict Dyer will once again say this is insane.
3 NO NO NO, WE’RE SPYING ON YOU. YOU DON’T GET TO SPY ON ME Justice Minister Vic “if you disagree with me you support child molesters” Toews wants a parliamentary investigation into the release of his personal info on Twitter from an apparent House Of Commons IP address. Read more here. Frankly this seems like harassment and it’s reprehensible, and you should definitely not follow along @vikileaks30. Want even more? Even more here.
4 SASKATCHEWAN FIRST NATIONS REJECT FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ACTION PLAN The FSIN unanimously rejected the initiative, which is supported by the national Assembly Of First Nations. The complaint? Crappy consultation.
5 SAME-SEX MARRIAGE DIVORCE FOREIGN PROBLEM THING TO BE FIXED LIKE, TODAY OR SOMETHING And you may read the story here.
6 YOU DON’T CARE, BUT I’LL SHARE IT ANYWAY: THE COLUMBUS MEDIA IS NOT PLEASED ABOUT THE LOOMING RICK NASH TRADE My favourite NHL team is dumb and broken. Sigh.