QUICK NEWS: Canadian – Local & National


OLIVIA CHOW TO RUN AS NDP CANDIDATE FROM TORONTO: Olivia Chow announced on Tuesday that she will accept the NDP nomination and run to be the MP for the Toronto riding of Spadina-Fort York. Chow was MP for Trinity-Spadina before she unsuccessfully ran for mayor of Toronto last year.


JUSTICE RUSSELL BROWN APPOINTED TO SUPREME COURT: Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Monday announced the appointment of Justice Russell Brown to the Supreme Court of Canada. He will fill the seat previously occupied by Justice Marshall Rothstein. The appointment is effective August 31. Brown received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of British Columbia and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Victoria. He also received a Master of Laws and a Doctor of Juridical Science, both from the University of Toronto. He is a member of the bars of British Columbia and Alberta. Brown is appointed from the Court of Appeal of Alberta. He will be the second member of the Supreme Court of Canada from a Western province, the other being Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin.


TORONTO police are trying to identify a man who shouted an infamous slogan that contains vulgar language against women at a CBC reporter Charlsie Agro on Sunday during the Pan Am Games closing ceremony. Three men and a woman walked behind her and one of the men yelled out the phrase with the acronym FHRITP, CBC reports. The reporter confronted the group after her report ended. Police are reviewing the tape. We will carry the man’s name as soon as it’s revealed. Will he lose his job?


FEDERAL Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau on Sunday received a slap in the face when lawyer Marco Mendicino Liberals won the party’s nomination in the Eglinton-Lawrence riding in Toronto. Former Conservative MP Eve Adams lost by about  300 votes – about 1,900 votes were reportedly cast. Adams, partner of Dimitri Soudas, a former trusted aide of Prime Minister Stephen Harper who left the Conservatives for allegedly interfering in her nomination in the Oakville riding, was not exactly popular with the local Liberals. Trudeau tried to parachute her into the riding but met with fierce resistance. Harper must be having a good laugh!