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The madness never ends.

Let’s start in Alberta, where the pension and expense packages of health executives make Nova Scotia Power’s execs look underpaid: http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2012/08/13/alberta-executives-go-for-double-or-nothing-at-public-pay-trough/

In Quebec, Marois, leader of the PQ, has promised a draconian increase in the power of the language police, applying language law polices to employers as small as 11 employees – basically hammering English-owned businesses the minute they expand large enough to provide jobs to people outside their own families: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/elections/parti-qubcois-promises-tougher-language-laws-if-elected/article4477405/

South of the border, eight children died in the first week of August after being left in hot cars: http://www.wheels.ca/news/eight-children-die-in-hot-cars-in-one-week/

The war on drugs has clearly been a huge success: crack is more accessible in Vancouver than wine. http://www.theprovince.com/news/Easier+score+crack+Vancouver+than+bottle+wine+local+AIDS/7087689/story.html

Former cop Walter McKay: “Our most secure prisons, where you have armed guards, you control the environment entirely – drugs still get inside it.”

Finally, in the U.K., people with disabilities are being attacked: http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2012/aug/14/disability-hate-crime-benefit-scrounger-abuse?intcmp=239

A woman who punched Chantelle Richardson in the face, hospitalizing her for weeks, got just eight months in prison. Richardson was punched because her face was disfigured.

In short, wow. Just wow.

 

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