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WATCH: The most insane motorcycle crash ever! Ontario could profit by allowing grocery stores and other retailers to sell booze. Rob Ford willing to do a drug test – if rivals do it too.
WATCH: THE MOST INSANE MOTORCYCLE CRASH EVER!
We came across this video yesterday and posted it for your entertainment, and it now seems like every media outlet today is pushing this video. So, incase you missed it yesterday, here’s the most insane motorcycle crash ever! If you saw this happen in a movie, you’d be quick to call bulls#!t. But supposedly this incident actually happened in real life, so in that case, it’s jaw dropping unbelievable. The video shows a motorcyclist surviving a crash in the most unimaginable way possible. The video was captured by a dashcam on July 30 and posted on YouTube with no explanation by a user named Kruszon1984. However, LiveLeak says the accident happened in Mahilyow, Belarus. I’m not sure if this is another internet hoax or indeed the real deal, regardless, it’s insane either way.
ONTARIO COULD PROFIT BY ENDING ITS BOOZE MONOPOLY
Ontario’s Liberals aren’t giving much attention to a new report claiming consumers could pay less for alcohol and the province could rake in a larger profit from alcohol sales if the business was open to more retailers. C.D. Howe Institute released the study yesterday, which said the government — who is facing a $12.5-billion deficit — is actually foregoing revenue by holding on to its monopoly of alcohol sales in Ontario. Western provinces with more alcohol retailers had seven per cent more per capita in provincial alcohol profits than those with government-run monopolies, according to the report. Ontario is the only jurisdiction in North America that limits the sale of alcohol to a chain of government stores. The report recommends that the government expand sales to grocery and convenience stores, allow beer to be sold by other retail outlets and grant licences for off-winery stores to wineries and to new wine retailers.
FORD WILLING TO DO DRUG TEST – IF RIVALS DO IT TOO
Mayor Rob Ford says he’ll be the first mayoral candidate to take a drug test — as long as his rivals do it too. Ford swore he’s still clean and sober in the wake of mayoral candidate Sarah Thomson calling on everyone in the mayoral race to submit to a public drug and alcohol test. Thomson publicly released the results of her test, which was taken on August 12, showing she didn’t have any drugs in her system. “If I do it, everyone does it,” Ford said. “I’ll tell you right now, I have not touched drugs or alcohol in months. Since I got out of rehab … I’m as clean as a whistle.” Supriya Dwivedi, who works on the David Soknacki campaign, stressed her candidate does not do drugs and “doesn’t drink any more than the occasional glass of wine with dinner.” John Tory said he’s willing to take a drug test. “I have no reason to say no to that,” Tory explained. “I would be obviously wanting to see that everybody was going to sign up and do it if I was going to do it.”
VOTE IN FAVOUR OF NEW RAPTORS PRACTICE FACILITY
Toronto’s executive committee has voted unanimously in favour of leasing land to MLSE for the construction of a new Raptors practice facility at Exhibition Place. The facility will cost $30 million with all funding coming from MLSE. The city will receive a yearly payment of $205,000 over the next 20 years and Exhibition Place will assume the $1 million responsibility of converting a close by Baseball Park into a parking lot. One third of the new facility will be for public use while the other two thirds will belong to the Raptors. Rob Ford is in favour of the new facility, calling it a “good deal for everyone” and is hoping that it could be integral in bringing an NBA championship to the city. Ford did express concern over the expected $162 per hour cost for public renting.
CHOW’S CAMPAIGN VOLUNTEER UNDER FIRE FOR ‘SEGREGATIONIST TRACK’ COMMENT
Veteran political consultant and campaign volunteer for mayoral candidate Olivia Chow, Warren Kinsella issued an apology to John Tory after calling his SmartTrack plan a “segregationist track.” Kinsella sent out a tweet Tuesday criticizing Tory’s SmartTrack plan for excluding stops in the neighbourhoods of Rexdale and Jane and Finch. Kinsella since has deleted the tweet and posted a written apology to Tory. “I unreservedly and genuinely express apologies for hurting your feelings. I don’t think you are George Wallace. And I’ve deleted the tweet to make that crystal clear,” Kinsella wrote. In response, Tory’s team demanded Olivia Chow take responsibility for Kinsella, who they called the “war room director.” Chow later addressed Kinsella’s controversial comments. “Mr. Kinsella is a volunteer. I have thousands of volunteers,I do not believe Mr. Tory discriminates. My campaign did not say that.” Chow said she has not spoken to Kinsella about his tweet but said she is glad that he retracted his comments and apologized.