News for Youse: Liberal resignations, Robson Street stays blocked, and Romney gets ready
Liberal resignations Canadian Press has reported that Education Minister George Abbott, Children and Family Development Minister Mary McNeil, and the premier's parliamentary secretary, John Les, will all announce today that they won't seek reelection in 2013.
Falcon departure Premier Christy Clark has praised Kevin Falcon as the hardest working finance minister in the country after he resigned from cabinet to spend time with his family.
Pharmacy fight The Supreme Court of Canada has granted leave to appeal this morning to Shoppers Drug Mart and other pharmacies to challenge the Ontario government's rules on generic drugs. B.C. NDP Leader Adrian Dix has often questioned why B.C. pays so much more for these drugs than Ontario.
Robson Street blocked The City of Vancouver has announced that Robson Street will remain car-free between Howe and Hornby streets until December as staff examine the possibility of a permanent closure.
Romney gets ready Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will speak tonight at his party's convention in Tampa, Florida just as a Reuters/Ipsos poll has shown that he's caught up to President Barack Obama among "likely voters".
Australia, China lead The Australians have four medals at the Paralympic Games, including one gold, and China has three gold medals, but so far in the first full day of competition, Canada hasn't made it to the podium.