Two things that happened today

FYI, it’s stuff like this that makes me proud to be Canadian.

Same-sex legislation passed

The Liberals’ controversial same-sex marriage legislation has passed final reading in the House of Commons, sailing through with a vote of 158 for and 133 against.

Supported by most members of the Liberals, the Bloc Quebecois and the NDP, the legislation passed easily, making Canada only the third country in the world, after the Netherlands and Belgium, to officially recognize same-sex unions.

Not quite as momentous, but…

Wal-Mart rejected

After a lengthy public debate, Vancouver city council has rejected a proposal to build a 143,000-square-foot store that would have been the city’s first Wal-Mart. The vote was 8-3.

What? Someone said “no” to WM? *gasp* (hee)