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Welcome to the True North Times’ interpretation of 24/SEVEN: a recap of the past week in the life of the Prime Minister of Canada, and more.



If the format changes next week too, I’m just going to throw that in the byline above. This time, it was all over the place. They would report events on Thursday, then Monday, then Saturday, then back to Monday. It was weird.

Good thing for you guys, I’ll sort it all out according to the days of the week, like normal people!

Thursday, our PM announced new legislation that gives victims more of a voice in the justice system when dealing with crimes. 24SEVEN’s voice-over lady said that long-time advocates of the cause were pretty excited, and they sure looked the part, posing for a photo.

Why do they always get footage of people posing for a photo, you may ask? It might be because that is the only time in which they can get people to smile, but hey, what do I know?

He also thanked those that helped with the relief of Typhoon Haiyan, a devastating natural disaster from last November. That’s great. Awesome. But, do you want to know what I’m really upset about here? The PM’s use of the word “monies.”

First of all, I know it’s definitely a word, no argument here. I just feel like the word “money” is plural enough. Don’t you? Our language is already confusing, do we really need another word?

Sorry, back to business as usual.

Saturday, 24SEVEN was at the Furball, an event put on by the Ottawa Humane Society. Oh, and I guess Laureen was there too.

But, here’s where it gets weird. 24SEVEN states that “earlier in the week, [Laureen] was in Calgary” where she attended the True Patriot Love dinner. But, it says that this event was on Monday, and the Furball was on Saturday. Monday is not earlier than Saturday, at least not from April 3rd-9th.

I’m confused.

Anyway, Monday saw the PM’s wife at a victim’s symposium. So that was that.

Stephen Harper also caught a bit of the Quebec election, which (shameless plug) we covered extensively, and extensively well, I might add.

Tuesday, Stephen Harper welcomed the new U.S. ambassador to Canada. That’s literally all we got.

If anyone from 24SEVEN is reading this, they should start putting the events in the order of days again. That would make my life a little bit easier.


Here’s what they missed:

I have no words to describe this. #ThankYouGeorgeWBush

Another week, another article criticizing 24SEVEN. I would suggest giving this one a read. It’s an opinion piece where the guy slams the brainwashing material. The author suggests the voice behind 24SEVEN is Skynet, but from now on, we shall call her Heather. I like that better.

Other than that, that’s pretty much it. Stephen Harper really didn’t do much at all this week. In fact, his wife probably surpassed his deeds with her own.

Finally, I’d like to take a moment to let us remember Jim Flaherty. Take a minute and read this, if you haven’t already.

Until next week!