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Toronto’s $285M Surplus Will (mostly) go to the TTC


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The majority of Toronto’s higher-than-anticipated $285-million surplus will be allocated towards bettering the beleagured TTC, according to Mayor Rob Ford. 

Earlier this year, Ford came under fire for the city’s controversial decision to raise TTC fares, but reward patrons with increased wait times, and slower all-around service. Now, the mayor told reporters Monday that he is, “Left to clean up the mess” from David Miller’s reign, and plans to spend 75 per cent of the alloted funds on aiding the streetcars.

Marc Garneau Blames an MP for Stealing his Toys

This is exactly the kind of political news that only happens in Canada. Famed spaceman and Liberal MP Marc Garneau is pointing his finger at a rival politico for stealing his toy space shuttles from Parliament Hill on Monday. Canada’s first man in space says rookie Quebec NDP MP, Jonathan Tremblay, is to blame for the mysterious abduction of his miniatures. Seriously.

When Garneau contacted Tremblay’s office, he was told that the toys were already given away. The veteran MP says the toys, which may have been shipped to Tremblay’s address by mistake, were originally intended for charity. Sure they were Marc, sure they were. No judgment.

Japan’s ‘Cove’ May Become a Marine Park

A small town in Japan, made famous for its annual dolphin hunt, as profiled in the Academy Award-winning documentary (and the applauded Hot Docs 2009 entry) The Cove, may convert its local bay into a park where residents can swim with dolphins and whales. 

Jiji Press is reporting that this 70-acre initiative, brought forward by the local residents of Taiji, would feature black whales and dolphins caught in surrounding waters. Though the dolphin hunt will still continue in Japan, consider this a step in the right direction, as far as conservation efforts are concerned. 

Joanna Adams writes for Toronto Standard. Follow her on Twitter at‏ @nowstarringTO.

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