Extra, Extra: Police Camera Kerfuffle, Food Truck Reforms, and Jesse Brown Takes On Kevin Donovan
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Extra, Extra: Police Camera Kerfuffle, Food Truck Reforms, and Jesse Brown Takes On Kevin Donovan

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  • A bit of body-camera confusion rocked the news today when the National Post reported that Toronto police would be allowed to turn off body cameras at will during shifts, thus not recording instances of carding. The paper then went on on to separately report that, actually, no, police will absolutely be recording interactions with the members of public that include, implicitly, instances of carding. A one-year trial that will see 100 officers wearing cameras during shifts begins May 18. The cameras, a Toronto Police spokesperson says, will “more often than not” be turned on.
  • At City Hall today, council voted 43 to 1 to relax food truck laws, marking what restaurateur and food truck spokesperson Zane Caplansky deemed “a huge day for street food in the City of Toronto.” What that actually ends up looking like remains to be seen.
  • Meanwhile, Canadaland’s Jesse Brown—who, along with the Star‘s Kevin Donovan, helped bring to light sexual-assault accusations against Jian Ghomeshi—has published an editorial in The Guardian that raises concern about whether Kevin Donovan’s forthcoming book on Ghomeshi’s “secret life” will protect the anonymity of its sources. Brown writes that Donovan has boasted that he “doesn’t work with sources” and plans to tell the “full story,” with his relationship to sources “not a partnership,” raising questions about whether Donovan will respect the wishes of the women who shared their stories with him and Brown.
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