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Ontario Premier misreads article, blames the French

Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty cited a Wikipedia article in a comment made last week in a newspaper article; however, McGuinty apparently misread the article. Commenting on a move to reduce power consumption by setting government air conditioning at a higher temperature and allowing employees to ditch suits and ties in favor of casual clothes suitable for a higher temperature, McGuinty joked that the French were to blame for ties, saying that the cravat originated in France. However, the article actually states that the cravat was popularized by the French after noticing the neckband, a part of the uniform for Croatian mercenaries.

Gracenotes RFA ends in "no consensus"

After a close and controversial RFA that was halted while bureaucrats attempted to determine the outcome (see archived story), bureaucrats judged that no consensus was present on Wednesday. A bureaucrat chat was initiated for bureaucrats to discuss the request (the second RFA to use such a process, after Danny's in April). In all, the request took over a week to decide.

Note: Due to delay, the full story on the RfA closure will be published next week.


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