Let us see what happened this week shall we?
- Elections Canada is investigating calls in 56 ridings.
- The UN have voted in favour in Palestine as an observer state, Canada voted against. In total 138 countries voted in favour, 9 against (U.S., Israel, Panama, Palau, Canada, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Czech Republic and Micronesia), 41 countries abstained. On an unrelated note I need to start those sporcle quizzes again!
- Protests are continuing in Egypt.
- There is concern that Syrian forces may resort to chemical warfare.
- NATO is setting to provide Turkey with air-defence missiles in efforts to provide more defence to Syria.
- There was a separatist rally in Montreal and the Canadian flag was driven over and stomped on. On a good note (in my opinion) Quebec National Assembly has voted in favour of keeping the Canadian flag in the Red Room during their legislative proceedings.
- Corruption in Laval dates back 40 years. Again, movie in the making.
- If elected Premier, Hudak wants it to be easier for us to get our boozy dranks. (the technical term for alcoholic beverages)
- Teachers in Toronto had a protest the other night outside the TDSB. Across the province they are voted on what action to take. Elementary teachers are giving formal notice of first strike.
- CP Rail has announced that they plan to cut 4,500 positions by 2016.
- Ontario is trying to unload their shares in GM which cost taxpayers $13.7 billion. Our buddy Flaherty says no.
- In scary the world is coming to an end news. Greenland’s ice sheet is melting 5 times faster then in the 90s.
- NASA’s finding some pretty interesting stuff up in space.
- The Royals are expecting a baby… but you probably heard about that. If the first born child is female she will be able to rule.
- Universities are continuing in their efforts to address mental health concerns on campuses. Queen’s University released their commission on mental health final report.
- MTV is starting a new reality TV show… probably in hopes of replacing Jersey Shore. Its called Buckwild and starts Jan. 3
- Jean-Philippe Le Guellec won the World Cup biathlon. Not only was it a first for him, but also a first for Canada.
- Speed skater Christine Nesbitt won two golds at the World Cup. She also won the gold with the team pursuit with Brittany Schuss and Ivanie Blondin. I used to compete with Ivanie… Let’s be honest, she was a lot better then me, it wasn’t really a competition.
- Christine Sinclair, Canadian soccer star, was snubbed by FIFA.
- Lindsey Vonn is a boss. She dominates the slopes yet again at Lake Louise.
- The Pope got twitter.
- Poets get you thinking.
- I entered a twitter retweet contest by She Does the City and won passes to a screening of Playing for Keeps. It was a fun chick flick of a movie. Was expecting it to be absolutely horrible so I was quite pleased that it wasn’t. It was fun, not a must see, but I’d suggest it if you’re looking for something to see.
- So many teddy bears.
- One of the best parts of December? The yearly highlights. Here’s a mash up of pop songs
- And to end. this awesome video.