Halifax council has passed a legislation that will disallow smoking in public places except for special "smoking chambers" and ban it altogether from public places in 2008.
I say 2008 can't get here quickly enough. I know this will probably piss off the smokers, but I say fuck 'em, they're going to die first anyway. If cities like New York are doing it, then the rest of the major metropolises (metropoli?) can't be far behind. It's good to see that we're taking a leading role in this issue (as opposed to our 18th-century-style stand on Sunday shopping).