Don Valley West Councillor John Parker joins the ranks of those opposed to the Ford admin's proposed casinos. "I have seen enough of the inside of a casino to know who lives there," Parker says in an email to constituents. "Keep them out of the town I am trying to help look after."
The party that Jack built hits a new high, with 128,354 members. The numbers of those signing up to vote in the party's March 24 leadership contest crashed computers on the weekend.
REGENT PARK REVITALIZATION
The Citadel, a former Salvation Army soup kitchen in Regent Park, is transformed into a centre for contemporary arts and dance. Pictured above.
The HarperCons officially kill the long gun registry by a vote of 159 to 130. Canadians can feel safer, said Public Safety Minister Vic Toews, now that thousands of shotguns and rifles will be systematically deleted from the record.
ONTARIO SNAPPING TURTLES
The prehistoric creatures are in peril - listed as a species at risk - but still legally hunted in Ontario. The David Suzuki Foundation is calling for a ban.
TIM HUDAK'S TWITTER CRED
The PC leader finishes fourth behind Premier Dalton McGuinty, TVO journalist Steve Paikin and Ottawa-area PC MPP Lisa MacLeod in a ranking of Twitter influencers at Queen's Park prepared by PR hired guns Hill + Knowlton. Meanwhile, CBC Washington correspondent Neil Macdonald has unplugged his Twitter account, describing the social media outlet as "intellectual showing off" more than a vehicle for news.