1 SOMEWHERE, JACK IS SMILING Last night, law professor Craig Scott won former NDP leader Jack Layton’s Toronto-Danforth riding by a whopping 59 percent of the vote.
2 JUST ANOTHER SUPER TUESDAY Maybe by this point, it would be best to put Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum in a ring together and let them wrestle for the nomination. Tonight, Illinois will choose between the guy who said, “Corporations are people, my friend… of course they are,” (Romney) and the guy who claims, “I don’t care what the unemployment rate is going to be.” (Santorum) Oh, and a couple other candidates as well.
3 JUST AS LONG AS FARMERS AREN’T ABLE TO COME TOGETHER Switzerland’s Glencore, in conjunction with two other companies, has purchased grain-handling Viterra for $6.1 billion, a deal that was seen by government as the least-monopolist choice. Part of the agreement is that head offices must stay in Regina.
4 GO SASK! Another report was issued today about the strength of Saskatchewan’s economy. Not only is there strong growth in the natural resource sectors, but that’s spilling over into manufacturing as well. This is definitely the time to cut social spending.
5 EVIL BEGETS EVIL A prominent US watchdog has issued a statement accusing Syrian opposition fighters of human rights abuses, including kidnapping, torture and execution of those who are known to sympathize with the government.