Manhunt in Etobicoke, Taxi Shields Unsafe?, Moscoe Apologizes for Leaking Info
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Manhunt in Etobicoke, Taxi Shields Unsafe?, Moscoe Apologizes for Leaking Info

An officer was shot at earlier today which prompted a manhunt in Etobicoke. Police kept a nearby school and community centre closed for safety reasons.
A retired gang cop points out that Toronto had a number of great anti-gang units which were dismantled a decade ago. He argues this is one of the reasons the city has seen more gang-related violence in recent years.
2006_6_15cell.jpgThe CAA is calling for a ban on cellphones and MP3 players for new drivers. We don’t see any reason why the ban shouldn’t apply to all drivers.
Are taxi shields actually unsafe? Taxi drivers have been complaining that the shields, which are currently on trial right now, hamper vision and depth perception.
Ryerson is sticking with its guns and awarding controversial ethicist Margaret Somerville an honorary degree next week despite protests from many at Ryerson and the city’s gay community. Somerville is an outspoken critic of same-sex marriage.
Howard Moscoe will be writing a letter of apology to council for leaking information to the media about the firing of members of North York’s Committee of Adjustments. Many on council see this as a sign that Moscoe is unfit for the role of TTC Chair, a position which often deals with confidential material.
Finally, the new Opera house opens. The Star’s Martin Knelman seems to be in a post-gala high and writes:

Last night’s long-awaited gala opening concert at Toronto’s new opera house was the cultural equivalent of the Leafs winning the Stanley Cup in overtime….

Hmmm, we didn’t hear any cars honking down Yonge Street or opera hooligans using air horns and cheering for the new Opera House. Did you?