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Politicians and law enforcement don’t always mix

February 2020 A video showing two Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) Special Constables pepper-spraying and wrestling with a violent passenger on a TTC bus on Friday, 7 February, has brought swift condemnation from Toronto Mayor John Torry and Councillors Kristyn Wong-Tam and Brad Bradford on social media, calling the actions of the Special Constables “irresponsible” and …

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Signs that you are a small town cop

February 2020 You Might Be a Small-Town Cop If… 1. You ever got a call from the Mayor asking why you stopped his cousin, brother, or nephew.  2. Billy Bob shows up at the station because he heard you were looking for him. 3. Your backup had to be called at home, then had to go down …

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Railway Police still serve a vital function

February 2020 Toronto Sun reporter/web editor Bryan Passifiume makes a good argument in a recent column that it may be “Time to re-examine (the) role of railway police” (Toronto Sun/Postmedia, 29 January), over accountability concerns relating to the investigation of a fatal train derailment. However, calling for their elimination shouldn’t be the only option. Railway …

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Heritage minister walks back comments on licensing news organizations

February 2020 Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault in an interview on CTV’s Question Period on Sunday that the government will consider the 97 guidelines set out by the expert panel, requiring all companies that deliver “audio, audiovisual, and alphanumeric news content” to Canadians be regulated by the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) or another body, …

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Prime Minister Narcissist goes out for doughnuts

January 2020 OK, so our selfie-king prime minister decided to visit a Winnipeg-area doughnut shop, Oh Doughnuts, to pick up six boxes of $47 per dozen doughnuts for his colleagues attending the cabinet meetings in the city. Many are criticizing Prime Minister Sprinkles for not buying doughnuts at Tim Hortons, or for the fact that …

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Baby, you are missing the point of this song

December 2019 With the release of another cover version of the classic song, “Baby, it’s cold outside” back in October, this time by John Legend and Kelly Clarkson, for Legend’s latest album, “A Legendary Christmas,” the debate about the song is back in the fore-front. Since 2009, this classic song, written in 1944 by Frank …

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Shockingly light sentence for the boys convicted in the St. Michael’s College School broomstick rape of fellow student

December 2019 The three accused former St. Michael’s College students convicted in the brutal broomstick sodomy rape of a fellow St. Michael’s student, one that was videotaped and shared among their peers, received their sentence in a Toronto courtroom on 19 December and it has provoked outrage for its leniency. The three teens, whose identities …

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Irony can be pretty ironic sometimes

November 2019 In a case of be careful of what you wish for, Quebec Premier Francois Legault is sounding the alarm that his province will run out of propane within 4 days due to the strike by 3200 Canadian National Railway conductors, train and yard workers. Quebec imports 85 percent of its propane reserves by …

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The next time, it might be you

November 2019 Thirty-seven. That’s how many OPP officers have taken their own lives in the past 30 years; with 15 in just the past 7 years. This year alone, there have been three officers from the OPP alone; the most recent being Staff-Sergeant Jeff Harmer. There were 3 in just one month last year. At …

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Blackface and moral corruption for everyone

October 2019 Well, apparently it’s OK to wear blackface and be morally corrupt. In a disappointing, but not surprising election result, Prime Minister Blackface gets to remain Canada’s head of government for at least another 2 years. By winning a minority government, it appears that progressives have decided to reward the first sitting prime minister …

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