by Sean Orr | Ready to get your day ruined? Christy Clark mentioned to replace Harper as Conservative leader. Well, she does have all the hallmarks of a Conservative politician. She has since rejected this idea and plans on using her populist smarm to cozy up to Justin Trudeau.
We stopped Harper. Next up, it’s time to triple-delete Christy Clark: B.C. Premier’s open government promise a complete, utter sham. Sorry Globe & Mail, but I just can’t take anything you say seriously anymore.
Victory of the day: B.C. court rules homeless have right to camp on public property after Abbotsford tries to shut down camp. I heard the trial was in-tents…
Heroes of the day: Ahousaht first on scene of deadly whale boat accident.
Elsewhere in Canada: Eight Quebec police officers suspended in wake of alleged sexual assaults on Aboriginal women. Shame.
More post-election autopsy: Trudeau “filled a vacuum” with “saccharine bromides” and we need to hold him accountable. With Stephen Harper making the election a contest over Canadian values, it played right into Justin Trudeau’s hands and “neither Tom Mulcair nor Stephen Harper could hold a candle to the crown prince of Canada’s philosopher kings…”
But objectifying him isn’t a good thing. Or is it? I don’t know. I’m excited to read this, though: “Canada’s sexy new Prime Minister Dustin Waterhole has swept to power – but what’s going on in the back offices?”
More important than the NDP losing is why the Jays lost. It turns out it’s because God Hates Canada.
Daily VICE: SUB.Culture – British Columbia. The no-fun nickname didn’t come from a lack of cool stuff going on but rather the struggle to maintain independent venue spaces in the midst of intense liquor licensing, by-law enforcement, and noise complaints from encroaching condo developments.
Gastown of the day: Gastown artisan candle lampooned.
Sports of the day: former Canucks defenseman Willie Mitchell offers to sponsor Vancouver Island teen ‘muzzled’ by soccer team. Speak softly and carry a big stick!
Quote of the day care of this story about a sea arch in Nova Scotia: “I looked out the window this morning and I had to look twice,” said Harold Nesbitt […] “I went, ‘Where’s the hole?”‘ Me too, Harold. Me too.
Bonus: your horoscope, redacted.