Extra, Extra: Transit Trolls and Champs, Pan Am Tickets On Sale Soon, and Police Union Demands TPSB Chair Resign
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Extra, Extra: Transit Trolls and Champs, Pan Am Tickets On Sale Soon, and Police Union Demands TPSB Chair Resign

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  • TTC Riders, the group behind the mildly amusing #grumpyrider campaign, yesterday dubbed TTC CEO Andy Byford the top transit champion of 2014. Prime Minister Stephen Harper, meanwhile, was named this year’s transit troll. “The votes came in and he was a clear winner,” TTC Riders chair Brenda Thompson told Metro. “It wasn’t even close.” More than 300 people voted online to select the winners.
  • Tickets for the 2015 Pan Am games officially go on sale Monday. So far, the event has sold 160,000 tickets via a lottery held in September—but that figure represents just 10 per cent of the 1.4 million tickets available in total, of which most cost less than $45.
  • The Toronto police union is demanding that Toronto Police Services Board chair Alok Mukherjee resign after he shared a Facebook image from the Occupy Wall Street page. The image points out that annually more Americans are killed by policemen than have been killed by the Ebola virus and the terrorist organization ISIS combined. “Mukherjee has crossed the line,” the union said in a statement. “His lack of objectivity indicates he is no longer fit to sit on a police oversight body.”

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