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How wardrobe played a role in the Toronto mayoral race

news.nationalpost.com — Following the advice of political advisers isn't guaranteed to be the path to power, either. If it were, there might be two more candidates in the Toronto election right now. Peter Kuitenbrouwer on the outfits that have shaped the 2014 campaign.

Ontario politician apologizes after campaign SUV double-parks in wheelchair and stroller parking spots

news.nationalpost.com — An Ontario politician running for re-election has apologized after a picture of a campaign vehicle double-parked in both a designated wheelchair and baby stroller parking spot was posted on social media. An SUV trumpeting the campaign of Tito-Dante Marimpietri, an Oshawa Regional and City Councillor seeking re-election this month, was spotted in a parking lot in Oshawa on the weekend.

Toronto election debates are running short of gotcha moments for candidates

news.nationalpost.com — By the 49th debate of this mayoral season, the gotcha moments are hard to come by. Olivia Chow has hammered John Tory's inability to say precisely how many kilometres must be tunnelled on his SmartTrack transit line umpteen times before.
Oct 21, 2014

RT @nationalpost: 49 debates into the campaign, Toronto mayoral candidates are running short of gotcha moments natpo.st/1rbjeh5

World Cup 2022: How soccer could accommodate a switch from summer to winter

sports.nationalpost.com — LONDON - It seems increasingly certain that the 2022 World Cup will be moved from the summer to the cooler winter months in Qatar. Though the consultation process isn't over yet, FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke told French radio on Wednesday that it would be "nonsense" to play football in Qatar during the traditional June and July dates.
Oct 21, 2014

RT @ahmed: AP’s @RobHarris has come up with a plan to show how the 2022 World Cup in Qatar could work if moved to winter sports.nationalpost.com/2014/01/08/wor…

Oct 21, 2014

RT @ahmed: AP’s @RobHarris has come up with a plan to show how the 2022 World Cup in Qatar could work if moved to winter sports.nationalpost.com/2014/01/08/wor…

Oct 21, 2014

Blatter said today playing World Cup at end of 2022 is "most convenient." I showed earlier this yr how it could work sports.nationalpost.com/2014/01/08/wor…

‘He seemed like a typical and fairly boring convert': Inside Martin Rouleau’s rapid decent to extremism

news.nationalpost.com — The RCMP said Tuesday it had been working with Martin Rouleau to help him overcome his extremist thinking and met with him just 11 days before he allegedly ran down two Canadian Forces members with his car in an apparent act of terrorism.
Oct 21, 2014

RT @nationalpost: ‘He seemed like a typical and fairly boring convert' Martin Rouleau’s descent to extremism natpo.st/1tJHwFJ pic.twitter.com/wgGf7UCB5Z

What’s really wrong with Renée Zellweger’s plastic surgery

arts.nationalpost.com — When Jerry Maguire hit theatres in December of 1996, 27-year-old Renée Zellweger was tagged as Hollywood's new "It Girl." By January, Toronto Star lifestyle reporter Judy Gerstel was praising the actress' staying power: "In a business that regards lovely young things as a raw, renewable resource - witness Alicia Silverstone and Liv Tyler of recent memory - Zellweger is here to stay."
Oct 21, 2014

What’s really wrong with Renée Zellweger’s plastic surgery natpo.st/1ravIpl via @nationalpost

‘God, either fix me or take me': Clint Malarchuk shares his battle with mental illness in new book

sports.nationalpost.com — TORONTO - On Monday morning, Joanie Malarchuk was sitting in an upscale restaurant on the ground floor of the Park Hyatt hotel, in downtown Toronto, six years and about 4,000 kilometres from the ranch where her husband shot himself. The murmur from a breakfast crowd helped fill the silence as she weighed her words, tears welling in her blue eyes.
Oct 21, 2014

‘God, either fix me or take me': Clint Malarchuk shares his battle with mental illness in new book: sports.nationalpost.com/2014/10/20/for… …h/t @BurkieYCP

Oct 21, 2014

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John Ivison: In response to Quebec terror attack we must remember a healthy balance between security and freedom

fullcomment.nationalpost.com — Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one, said Benjamin Franklin. The day after an attack "clearly linked to terrorist ideology," in the words of Public Safety minister Steven Blaney, the temptation is to lash out, attempt to pin blame and demand that somebody, somewhere must do something.
Oct 21, 2014

RT @fullcomment: John Ivison: In response to Quebec terror attack we must remember a healthy balance between security and freedom natpo.st/126F2ou

ISIS fighters capture weapons cache dropped by U.S. for Kurds defending Kobani

news.nationalpost.com — BEIRUT - Jihadist fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq & Al-Sham seized at least one cache of weapons airdropped by U.S.-led coalition forces that were meant to supply Kurdish militias battling the extremist group in a border town, activists said Tuesday.
Oct 21, 2014

US weapons airdropped for Kurds land in #ISIS hands, supplementing their already large supply of US weapons (video) news.nationalpost.com/2014/10/21/isi…

Top prospects Connor McDavid, Jack Eichel making this a good year to be bad for NHL teams

sports.nationalpost.com — The question is whether the Buffalo Sabres should pick Connor McDavid or Jack Eichel. Or maybe it makes sense for them to build from the blueline and take defenceman Noah Hanifin? If so, what would that mean for the Florida Panthers, Carolina Hurricanes and Winnipeg Jets?
Oct 21, 2014

My column on why tanking makes sense for #Sabres #Jets #Canes #Oilers. "It certainly would be the year (to be bad)." natpo.st/1orx6IS

Oct 21, 2014

RT @npsport: Top prospects Connor McDavid, Jack Eichel making this a good year to be bad for NHL teams: natpo.st/1orx6IS pic.twitter.com/vA9GYwe0Lh

Oscar’s ups and gowns: Canada’s fashion community recalls the late Oscar de la Renta’s greatest hits

arts.nationalpost.com — We asked a selection of stylish Canadians to offer their thoughts on Oscar de la Renta, who died this week aged 82. Here's what they had to say: designer I have to say, the passing of Oscar de la Renta is a personal loss to me.

Of course Julian Casablancas doesn’t hate brunch

arts.nationalpost.com — As The War on Pumpkin Spice Lattes carries on with a very clear eventual loser (pumpkin spice), The War on Brunch also lurches ever forward, itself a battle governed by a bizarre and sudden sense of righteousness regarding pancakes and the supposed moral fortitude of denying oneself eggs after the clock strikes noon.

Canada on track to balance the books a year ahead of schedule: budget watchdog

news.nationalpost.com — OTTAWA - Canada's budget watchdog says the country is on track to run a $3.6-billion surplus in 2014-15 - which would balance the books a year ahead of government predictions. But the Parliamentary Budget Officer is urging Ottawa to proceed with caution when deciding whether to use surplus cash to introduce spending initiatives or to bring permanent tax relief.