Finland defeated the US to win the bronze. The crowd borrowed a page from the Red Sox fans' playbook, serenading the US team - heavily favoured in this tournament, with nine first-round NHL draft picks - with chants of "over-rated - over-rated".
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Stephen Harper announced the Conservatives' "get tough on crime" proposal, which includes trying teenagers as adults. Treating minors as legal adults appeals to voters' fears and prejudices, but does nothing to stem crime. It does, however, increase the prison population - and that's generally a good way to increase crime.
It sounds like Harper wants the Canadian justice system to emulate the US's. Think about the amount of crime in US cities, and ask yourself if that seems like a good idea.
Globe And Mail columnist Jeffrey Simpson asks what the hell the RCMP was doing when it announced an investigation in the middle of an election campaign.
You don't have to be a shill for the Liberals to ask what the heck the Mounties thought they were doing in announcing a criminal investigation during an election campaign.I asked myself the same thing, wondering if something else was at work here. If this happened in the US, you'd automatically suspect that the Republicans were behind it - and you'd almost surely be right.
There are two serious issues here. First, why did they even announce they were launching a formal investigation? That's not normal procedure unless there's an obvious crime such as murder. Second, why announce the investigation when it would surely become political fodder?
A wmtc discussion on "why Stephen Harper shouldn't be Prime Minister" and "are Stephen Harper and Paul Martin really the same" is going on in comments here. Join the fun.
I'm off for more Toronto exploring today - see you in comments later this evening.