Here's your random cocktail of news nibbles for the day. Read the short blurbs, click on the links and expand your horizons with these incredible facts of our time.
1 CANWEST ON VERGE OF BANKRUPTCY Yikes. Then again I'm not sure the Asper family losing control of CanWest would be bad for journalism in this country. (Globe And Mail)
2 NO CANCER ALLOWED IN OUR WORKPLACE A cancer patient scheduled for mastectomy is told by her apparently piece of shit employers that she just resigned from her job--much to her surprise. (Toronto Sun)
3 NORTH DAKOTA'S ABORTION MELTDOWN A couple of days ago the Republican-controlled North Dakota house voted to declare that a fertilized egg has all the rights of a person. And now the state senate has passed a bill saying that abortion clinics have to post signs to remind woman that no one can force them to have an abortion. (Daily KOS, MSNBC)
4 HE CAME, HE CHARMED, HE LEFT Obama visits Canada and meets Stephen Harper and eats some beaver tail. (Toronto Star)
5 SORRY YOU WERE OFFENDED BY OUR UNINTENTIONALLY RACIST CARTOON The New York Post apologizes for a bad political cartoon, sort of. (Guardian)
6 LEAFS LOSE IN SHOOTOUT Tough night for Toronto Maple Leaf lovers who saw their team fall 4-3 to the Columbus Blue Jackets. Nice night for Canadian Jackets fans, though. Hee hee. (Columbus Dispatch)