Ottawa's city council resists the temptation to ban trans fats. The Ottawa Sun reports/opines:
Some councillors argued it just isn’t the city’s place to do that and the motion was defeated 12-8.
In related news, The New York Times devotes an entire article to a regional delicacy of Quebec, poutine, which it describes as "a gloppy, caloric layering of French fries, fresh cheese curds (a byproduct of Cheddar making) and gravy, poutine goes deep into the Quebequois psyche."
If things get dire in the U.S., we can always barter our incandescent light bulbs for their fries.