News for Youse: Stanley Cup Riot justice, federal budget injustice, and shutting up public servants
(With all apologies to Harper’s Index.)
366: Days ago that Vancouver was looted, defaced, and lit on fire by people that Vancouver police chief Jim Chu initially referred to as “criminals, anarchists, and thugs” after the Canucks lost the Stanley Cup in 2011.
150,000: Number of people crammed into the downtown core after Game 7.
674: Number of charges the Integrated Riot Investigation Team has recommended against 225 suspected rioters to date.
276: Number of charges the Crown has approved against 104 alleged rioters.
83: Percentage of rioters who were not from Vancouver.
19.56: Percentage of rioters facing charges who are from Surrey.
22: Number of hours of taxpayer-funded time spent by Canada’s Members of Parliament this week to approve the 425-page omnibus budget bill.
0: Number of amendments to said bill that passed in the House of Commons.
2015: Next year Canadians get to vote in a federal election.
4,800: Number of Parks Canada employees who were sent a letter by Harper’s government dictating that employees may never criticize or speak ill of their employers—in the name of loyalty, of course.
1,600: Number Parks Canada employees whose jobs are at risk due to massive funding cuts courtesy of this year’s omnibus budget bill.
$1.2 billon: Amount of “voluntary severance” paid by the federal government to 91,613 public servants last fiscal year—workers who either quit of their own accord, retired, or stayed in their current position.
$200,000: How much you need to book yourself on an outer-space flight.
$112,329: Average Canadian household debt.
13.3: Percentage of Canadian children living in poverty.
3: Number of young women accused this week of human trafficking in Ottawa.
15.5: Average age of women accused this week of human trafficking in Ottawa.
5: Number of kittens being adorable in the following video.
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