Cop Responsible for G20 Mass Arrests Gets a Slap on the Wrist, John Tory's Plan to Keep Pedestrians Safer, and a Wedding Parade
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Cop Responsible for G20 Mass Arrests Gets a Slap on the Wrist, John Tory’s Plan to Keep Pedestrians Safer, and a Wedding Parade

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  • Officers involved the G20 protests detained demonstrators by the dozens. But Superintendent Mark Fenton, who was in charge of controversial kettling during the protest and was the only officer convicted for his role during the protests, won’t be facing a harsh punishment for it. Fenton was sentenced to give up 30 vacation days—a punishment many are calling a slap on the wrist.
  • John Tory’s master plan to improve road safety doesn’t go far enough, according to some activists. The City’s plan is to lower speed limits on certain roads, get rid of right hand turns on red lights, and protect the most vulnerable pedestrians, such as children, the elderly, and cyclists. Activists are calling for an across-the-board speed limit reduction, but ultimately say that physical changes to the street, rather than legislation, would be the best way to deal with the problem.
  • A Toronto couple decided to celebrate their new marriage by parading through the streets with their entire wedding party to their reception. The newlyweds hired a brass band they heard busking in the city, and skipped through the streets, high on their new love. Everyone had only positive things to say about procession, and anyone working midnights who was trying to sleep hopefully wasn’t disturbed for too long.

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