The jury deliberating on the Lisa Posluns case was withheld some very gruesome evidence on the history of accused rapist/murderer Nelson DeJesus. The Star has the details here, and the Sun doesn’t get left behind either.
Members of Toronto’s Chinese community protested over Rogers’ attempts to bring a number of stations owned by the Chinese government to Canada. The protesters argue that the stations are propaganda, Rogers argues that they’re merely trying to serve the growing immigrant community from the Chinese mainland. Torontoist argues that the same vigorous debate that flowered around Al-Jazeera’s attempted entry into Canada must happen with these channels for many of the same reasons. State-owned television in China spreads hateful messages about Falun Gong, Tibet, let’s not even mention the anti-Americanism. But we doubt a debate will happen, most of the channels in question are in Chinese, and the government has been far from vigorous in attacking China’s human rights violations.
The Post, the CBC and others write about the attempted eviction of a cat from a Toronto condo. Casey the cat had lived in the building, in contravention of the no pets clause, for over a decade. The courts argued that the condo corporation was too lax in enforcing its own regulations and so Casey won’t have to be flushed down the toilet.
The Sun reports that Queen’s Park might step in and allow Portugeuse immigrants to stay. Unfortunately it’ll be too little too late for many, those with warrants and deportation orders will still have to leave.
A veteran Toronto police officer is suing Peel Region police for his false arrest and rough treatment.
Finally a commentary on the Westside lofts that’s not by Jill Murray (we joke Jill), Robert Oulette of Reading Toronto writes in the Post about why the OMB should let the developers play ball with groups like Active18.
And the daily Liberal leadership update: Stronach is out, Dion is in and Ignatieff is on deck.
Totally unrelated kitten photo from Cute Overload.