Miller Time Redux, Gerard Kennedy Steps Down, Cops Get An Earful
Mayor Miller officially launched his re-election campaign by not mentioning Jane Pitfield and throwing a party instead. Over a dozen councillors showed up to lend their support and even environmentalist Robert Kennedy Jr. sent in a video message.
Over 600 cops get together and stage raids on 60 locations and arresting over 40 people in Rexdale. The raids are gang related but the media are waiting on a noon-hour press conference from the police.
Gerard Kennedy steps down from his seat to concentrate on the Liberal Leadership race. Premier McGuinty has to call a by-election in the next six months.
Wow, city repair crews can work fast when they need to. That sinkhole on Sheppard Ave. has been repaired and will be open to traffic tomorrow. It only took them about $2 million and three weeks not too shabby considering the hole was about 10 metres wide.
No elephants on parade, pink or otherwise. The case against a zoo owner accused of breaking by-laws when he paraded his elephants for a fundraiser has been thrown out. The judge also reprimanded the city solicitor for being an elephant hater.
The police get an earful from a federal prosecutor. In the note he says he has no faith in the police’s ability to police itself. The note was spurred by the lawyer’s dealings with a case involving cocaine addicted cop Rob Kelly.
Finally the Star’s Nicholas Keung points out that Toronto’s Iranian community are not only active online but sparking important political discussions back in Iran. He also points out that some of the most popular Persian blogs in the world are from the GTA.