Tag Archives | Toronto

Rob Ford may have connection to gun-running, drug-trafficking gang

Information on the mayor's possible criminal associations should be revealed without compromising defendants' rights

As every Canadian with an internet connection knows by now, Toronto mayor Rob Ford has had an eventful summer. Since mid-May Ford has been dealing with accusations that he has smoked crack and that his brother, city councillor Doug, was a teenaged drug kingpin in Etobicoke, among other things.

Video of Toronto police repeatedly shooting a guy alone on a streetcar holding a knife

Sammy Yatim, an 18-year-old man, was fatally shot by Toronto police late Friday night. Yatim was alone on a stopped streetcar during his encounter with police, after brandishing a knife and ordering the driver and passengers out earlier. In a bystander video uploaded to YouTube, several police officers outside the streetcar can be seen pointing their guns at the young man and ordering him to drop the knife.

Toronto bans plastic bags as ‘screw you’ to Rob Ford

On Wednesday June 6, Toronto city council voted to approve a citywide ban on plastic shopping bags, effective Jan. 1, 2013. Why? Because fuck Rob Ford!

Report clears RCMP of wrongdoing during the 2010 Toronto G20 summit

A report by the Commission for Public Complaints Against the RCMP has cleared the Mounties of any wrongdoing during the G20 summit in Toronto two years ago, saying they did “a pretty good job.”