Newsstand: April 18, 2016
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Newsstand: April 18, 2016

The news this morning: who works at the SIU, Shopify's offices, the UP Express makes the news again (for bad reasons... again), and DeRozan and Lowry are laying low.


While we don’t know exactly who works at the Special Investigations Unit (tasked with investigating instances of possible police misconduct and deaths that involve police in Ontario), we know that many of them come from the very forces they oversee. It should be easier to find out who the people are who are performing this vital duty, according to Toronto lawyer Peter Rosenthal, who points out that the SIU “should be proud of their investigators.” Instead of official backgrounds, what we have is anecdotal evidence from former SIU director André Marin that it was near impossible to get investigators to stop wearing police rings and ties from their days in the force into work at the office where they were meant to hold police to account.

Shopify has a very cool office in downtown Toronto and they want everyone to know about it.

“The material also shows that Metrolinx was not reflecting its own research when it justified the $27.50 one-way fare by billing it as a ‘premium’ service:” that’s the kicker to this report on the Union Pearson Express, though many will probably wish it was front and centre. Not only was Metrolinx ignoring the wishes of the masses, who would obviously prefer to have an affordable link between the airport and downtown, but it was ignoring its own research! Isn’t that a fine how-do-you-do to the airport workers who had hoped for a fast, budget-friendly way to get to work, and instead saw the UP Express billed as a luxury service for elite clientele.

Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan both steered clear of social media after the Raptors’ Game 1 playoff loss to the Indiana Pacers. It’s an especially wise choice following a loss that will have left fans disappointed and stressed out, but really, it’s probably just a good strategy in general.