A girl ejected from a soccer game for wearing a hijab.
I’m not about to try to solve the reasonable accommodation debate here, but didn’t anyone predict that this would happen when they created a rule to ban religious headwear?
UPDATE: Jean Charest takes the referee’s side. Probably because the kids can’t vote.
Anyone seen one of these recently? If so, it’s probably stolen. (Gazette article)
Some New Zealanders are unhappy about an online gambling site run by a Costa Rican company with a Kahnawake gambling license.
Oh the complicated jurisdiction fight that is to ensue…
A new “poll” has determined that rich kids work hard, are responsible for their money and give to charity.
How did this scientific endeavour come up with these conclusions? It asked the rich kids what they thought of themselves.
Now strangely they find out the rich kids paint themselves in a positive light. And since rich kids wouldn’t lie or anything, it must be true.
Oh, and the control variable? You know, asking the not-so-rich kids what they thought of themselves as a basis for comparison?
They didn’t bother doing that.
And since “they” is a “wealth management company”, I guess we’ll just have to trust that they don’t have some sort of hidden agenda here.
Midnight Poutine has a review of CBC’s one-hour News at Six, focusing on their new sports commentator P.J. Stock.
The return to one hour of local news, which CBC hopes will bring it back into the same league as CTV as it was many moons ago, was first discussed back when I had a brief stint at the Corporation TWO YEARS AGO.
Hopefully future improvements won’t take as long.
Also cool in this video: monster trucks.
Keep doing this and you’ll go blind.
So CBC has been running ads for this Test the Nation “event” that came out of some brilliant mind in the senior programming boardroom.
I’m not quite sure what the point is. It seems to be some sort of nationwide IQ test, complete with break-the-stereotypes revelations where they show stupid surgeons and smart tattoo artists.
What struck me on their website is this “mental gym” quiz. Ten surprisingly difficult questions about logic, memory etc. Below the big link to the test is a list of the top 5 finishers so far.
Apparently all five answered the questions 100% correctly in under a second and a half.
Could have something to do with the fact that you can take the test over and over again and the answers never change.
The Park Ave. YMCA, which was involved in that unfrosted windows peeping tom debacle, has decided not to think about the issue too much (or trust some provincial commission), but to simply conduct polling and see what Joe Schmo Quebecer thinks.
In a desperate grab at relevancy, Bill Clennett, who tussled with Jean Chrétien 11 years ago, is running for office for Québec solidaire in the Quebec riding of Hull.
The Gazette’s Roberto Rocha has quietly started up a Montreal tech industry blog (fixed link) with some startup fodder. It should probably be announced some time over the next few days.
CNN is reporting that a 13-year-old Florida boy has been found alive hours after he was abducted at gunpoint.
Meanwhile, closer to home, the SQ located two Pierrefonds children who had been abducted by their mother (I think).
Both cases sparked Amber Alerts, which prompted countless calls from the public, though in neither case it seems did the public make a difference.
Hopefully people don’t use this as an excuse to start cross-checking refs in the face though.
Québec solidaire (the fringe-left association of hippies that pretends to be a serious party) has a new strategy this election: focus on some key ridings.
Good luck with that.
Fanatique.ca has a roundup of how former Habs are doing in their post-Montreal hockey careers.