Burning money, Quebec Liberals pull ahead, mayoral candidates talk jets, there’s a new Girl Scout cookies record, Wynne shuffles cabinet, how to shuffle on a dance floor, and don’t tweet at Reimer’s wife.
An Alberta radio station is coming under fire for burning $5,000 in cash after letting voters choose what happened in their “Bank It or Burn It” contest. The hosts on AMP radio in Calgary have received criticism across the board after charities came forward saying they could have used the money. I think we can all fairly say that the money could have found many better uses.
Quebec Premier Pauline Marois might not be in charge much longer. A new poll with the largest sample yet in the Quebec provincial election puts the Liberals in majority government territory with voters turned off by issues of a separation referendum and the nomination of media mogul Pierre Karl Peladeau.
The debate around jets raged on at City Hall today in a meeting on island airport expansion. WP Publisher and mayoral candidate Sarah Thomson was pushing against the airport expansion and one of the two of the top five candidates present at the meeting — Rob Ford was present and wants a speedy approval. Council is divided on the issue but many councilors have been vocal in their opinions on the matter, although the hubub around the issue is louder than a jet right now.
A grade six girl in Oklahoma broke the record for the most boxes of Girl Scout cookies. The top notch Scout sold 18,107 boxes, breaking the record of about 18,000 in the mid 1980s. That sounds delicious.
Kathleen Wynne shuffled her cabinet today. In the wake of Municipal Affairs Minister Linda Jeffreys departing to run in the Brampton mayoral race Wynne has replaced her with Thunder Bay Atikokan MPP Bill Mauro along with some other small changes. With a budget and possible election looming NDP Leader Andrea Horwath likened the change to “shuffling the deck chairs on the Titanic.” Jack and Rose would make welcome additions to Queen’s Park.
The Leafs’ James Reimer fired back today at those who sent nasty tweets to his wife saying if they have anything bad to say they can say it to his face, not to his wife online. Tyler Bozak came to April Reimer’s defense too. Word to the wise, don’t pick fights with the wives of guys who could beat you up with their hands tied behind their backs.
Scientists have determined which dance moves attract women to men as potential mates. The study concluded that “women rated dancers higher when they showed larger and more variable movements of the head, neck and torso. Speed of leg movements also mattered, particularly bending and twisting of the right knee.” Somewhere Dimitri the Lover just got a subscription to scientific journals.