If Someone Invites You to the Fashion Cafeteria, Sit on the Floor

This week, a meme seized fashion Twitter and beyond like a midsummer fever: “Fashion stan Twitter: where are you sitting?” The accompanying image was a cartoon of an empty cafeteria, done up in classic operating-room blue, with fashion’s leading lights seated in groups of three across the cafeteria. The premise was tantalizing: Whose table would welcome you? Who would shun you? And most important of all: What sick, twisted spirit trapped all these fashion designers in a cafeteria? It was all fun and games, I guess, until people starting making…lists? Just like, straight-up…

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Morneau to sit down with provincial counterparts ahead of health transfer meeting

The provinces and territories appear to be heading for a showdown with the federal government over the future of health funding. Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau will sit down to dinner with his counterparts this evening, then health ministers will join in talks Monday. On Friday, Morneau called provincial demands for bigger federal health funding transfers “out of the realm” of anything Ottawa would consider. He insists the federal government won’t agree to keep the annual increases in transfers above three per cent, nor will the government raise its share of spending to 25 per cent of provincial health budgets. Ottawa’s plan to reduce…

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