Tuesday, April 08, 2014

But Wait! There's More!

There usually is....

Former Quebec Premier Pauline Marois has had to resign following a disastrous campaign and election defeat:

Pauline Marois announced her departure after Monday's defeat and very likely became the last PQ leader who will have served alongside Levesque, the party's founding father.

Well, this must be embarrassing:

Attawapiskat First Nation promises it will co-operate "in any and all ways possible" after former co-manager Clayton Kennedy was charged with theft and fraud.

Kennedy, 62, was co-manager of the band's finances between July 2010 and the end of the summer of 2012. He's also the partner of Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence.

Did anyone expect honesty from anyone associated with Chief Double-Dipping-Double-Chin?

Who needs "Hockey Night in Canada", anyway?

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation plans to hold an all-employee meeting to discuss its financial future and layoffs are expected, with deep cuts in the sports division likely.

The broadcaster will lose its marquee program Hockey Night in Canada later this year when Rogers Communications Inc. takes over responsibility for the broadcast as part of the $5.2-billion 12-year exclusive deal with the National Hockey League it struck last November.

CBC will continue to air the program on Saturday nights and for playoff games for the next four years, but the revenues will disappear. Losing the NHL rights, along with other high-profile sports rights in recent years, leaves a gaping hole in the CBC’s budget, which has already been hit hard by government funding cuts.

There is no satire that could be written for this:

Greenpeace Canada has asked Elections Canada to probe whether the Conservative government colluded with a pro-industry group known as Ethical Oil in contravention of the country’s election laws.

.... says the activist group that takes foreign funding.

Jacob, we hardly knew ye:

 Actor Mark Pellegrino currently costars in “The Tomorrow People” and is most recognized for his roles as Jacob on “Lost,” Bishop on “Being Human” and Lucifer on “Supernatural.” He’s also a rarity in the entertainment industry: a working actor whose Twitter feed doesn’t march in Hollywood leftist lockstep.

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