Newsstand: May 11, 2009
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Newsstand: May 11, 2009

Tamils move to Queen’s Park (Toronto Star): “Dozens of Tamil protesters calling for intervention in the Sri Lanka civil war remain at Queen’s Park this morning after a demonstration that shut down the Gardiner Expressway for more than six hours yesterday. The protesters last night agreed to move from the freeway around midnight only after a representative in Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff’s office promised to bring up the demonstrators’ cause in Parliament.” [More from the Globe, the CBC, CP24, and CityNews. Previous coverage on Torontoist: Tamils Take to the Gardiner, Despite “Scuffles,” Tamil Protest Continues, and “Canada, Help Us.”]
Toronto’s waterfront cash in jeopardy (Toronto Star): “The federal government may be unable to spend all of the $500 million it has committed to the overhaul of Toronto’s waterfront before it lapses, according to an internal report obtained by the Toronto Star.”
Councillor to file complaint over threat (Toronto Sun): “Councillor Cesar Palacio said yesterday he won’t back off his plan to ask the city’s integrity commissioner to rule on the threatening conduct of fellow city councillor and chairman of the TTC Adam Giambrone. […] ‘The bottom line is, he is in a powerful position as TTC chair and he shouldn’t be allowed to get away with these intimidation tactics,’ Palacio said.” [Previous coverage on Torontoist: There Will Be Blood Problems and A Boner in Need is a Boner, Indeed.]
Canada added jobs in April: StatsCan (CBC): “The unemployment rate held steady in April at eight per cent as overall employment grew by a surprising 35,900 jobs, Statistics Canada said Friday. Economists had been projecting overall employment to drop by about 50,000 last month.”
Tory minister says Dhalla allegations no ‘conspiracy’ (Toronto Sun): “Citizenship and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney Sunday scoffed at the idea the Conservative party is in cahoots with three nannies to bring down the Brampton MP. ‘I can hear the black helicopters hovering overhead,’ Kenney said of the theory put forward by Dhalla’s lawyer that she is the victim of an organized political attack. ‘I think it is unfortunate and undermines credibility when people start talking about conspiracy theories.'”
Shooting raises drug war fears (Toronto Star): “Was a shootout at a west-end party early yesterday retribution for recent killings? That’s the question police and residents are asking after three intruders shot up a birthday party, sending six people to hospital.” [More from CTV.]
City pulls plug on troubled Jane-Finch community group (Globe and Mail): “It was supposed to be a learning centre for troubled youth in Toronto’s Jane and Finch area, founded on the principles of self-reliance and pan-Africanism promoted by Marcus Garvey. But more than a decade later, the derelict, city-owned building where the centre was housed is padlocked and empty, after years of controversy and allegations that the facility was being operated as a nightclub. [Friday], a notice on the door of the Rivalda Road building in North York informed the Marcus Garvey Centre for Leadership and Education that it has been evicted.”

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