Gay activists aren't sure what to make of their July 14 closed-door meeting with chief Julian Fantino.
In fact, for a few minutes in a boardroom at headquarters, it looked like the meeting to discuss Project Guardian -- the "kiddie porn" ring investigation turned anti-gay roundup while Fantino was police chief in London -- might fall through.
This after the chief sent in one of his underlings to say how he felt "betrayed" and "set up" by the fact that the Coalition for Lesbian and Gay Rights in Ontario (CLGRO) had issued a press release on what was supposed to be a private meeting.
"Frosty" is the way one participant described the atmosphere when the chief finally cast a shadow in the room. Tensions rose when one CLGRO rep pulled out a tape machine to record the proceedings. There would be none of that.
CLGRO emerged from the meeting offering mixed reviews.
The chief listened, but was unapologetic and noncommittal when it came to assurances that there won't be a repeat of Project Guardian in T.O. ENZO Di MATTEO
Testy meet with chief has gays confused