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Thursday, October 18, 2007

The State of My Apartment: Dirty

And I'd like to give Mama Trail at least the illusion that I know how pick up after myself, so let's get a move on, kids.

Windsor makes primetime for a night
A mention in the Throne Speech appears to have undone years of federal neglect, as Eddie is downright "buoyant":

"They could have mentioned any other project but they chose to highlight the Windsor-Detroit corridor," said the mayor.

The corridor was mentioned in connection with the Building Canada Plan, which was actually first announced earlier this year.

Windsor NDP MP Brian Masse feels the mention was a way to put pressure on the province to make a greater commitment to the border.

"It's always nice to be mentioned, but what is needed is real action," said Masse.

Liberals hold their tongues on Throne Speech
Staying with the Throne Speech, despite how bad he wants to, Liberal Leader Stephane Dion will not oppose it, which keeps Canadians from heading into another election.

“The Throne Speech we heard yesterday, with all of its weaknesses, has to be assessed in light of the fact that Canadians don't want another election right now. They want parliament to do its job,” Mr. Dion told Parliament.

“We are determined to make parliament work, in keeping with Canadians' wishes.”

I doubt the move will win them any points, but being the catalyst for another election would have been disastrous.
Newsflash: You paid more for tuition
Tuition went up this year, but not as much as it went up last year, according to StatsCan. The agency says you paid 2.8 per cent more this year, down from 3.2 the year previous.

Obviously, Ontario fees went up 4.4 per cent, because we do things big over here. The article also informs me that one of the biggest tools of the lower fees movement, the decade-long Quebec tuition freeze, ended this year, with that province's fees topping the list of increases at 4.8 per cent. Things are rough all over, I guess.

Briefly
As if you didn't live in perpetual fear enough, Bush starts with the WWIII talk.

Wittle ktty survives 20-minute cycle in washing machine. Awwww.

This guy hates your parents. Related: the comments thread is pretty hysterical [may be unavailable due to traffic].

Things are getting rough at the Dunkin Dounts.

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