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An anti-carding coalition met this morning at City Hall to discuss how the province’s proposed reforms for the controversial practice do not go far enough. The coalition includes community advocates, legal and human rights experts, and is chaired by journalist and Torontoist staff writer Desmond Cole. Cole has said that the proposed regulations will “not prevent random and arbitrary stops,” as they do not apply when police are investigating specific offences.
The OHRC's new chief commissioner, Renu Mandhane, says the regs would still let police stop and question "every black man in a hoodie."
The Guardian published an article today gushing about The Globe and Mail food critic Chris Nuttall-Smith. Boasting that Nuttall-Smith can “make or break” any restaurant, the article goes on to explain how his photo is posted in kitchens “from security camera stills,” and how his infamous review of Trump’s America led to the firing of its entire front-of-house staff. “I don’t want to have an opinion. I want to be right,” says Nuttall-Smith. Yes, don’t we all.
Justin Bieber’s in town for a benefit concert, and fans are going crazy. Proceeds from the 1,500-ticket acoustic set at the Danforth Music Hall will benefit the Stratford House of Blessing, a social services provider in Bieber’s hometown. Tickets for the event sold out in minutes, and fans lined up outside the venue all day to get the best view at the general-admission event. Even Stubhub is out of tickets, but desperate beliebers can watch the concert from their home by registering online.