"I don't have an agenda of that nature, and I would be very surprised if any of our people did.""I don't have an agenda of that nature, and I would be very surprised if any of our people did."
Police Chief Julian Fantino goes for damage control after a judge determines cops were trying to smear new police board head Alan Heisey. Hopefully, open season on progressive board members will now end.
Rob Ford's fiscal folly Note to conservative city councillor and publicity hound Rob Ford: not spending any money in expenses is not something to brag about. Each year the penny-pinching pol gets his photo in the Sun holding up three loonies, his annual office tab, and we're supposed to celebrate. Meanwhile, councillors like Howard Moscoe, Olivia Chow and the rest actually use the cash earmarked for their offices to hire staff to help their constituents navigate the murky waters of City Hall and make things happen. That's money well spent.
Jackass ratings scam
DJs used to park themselves on flagpoles for attention during ratings sweeps. Now all they need is an American celebrity to piss in the studio. The Edge invited Steve-O of Jackass onto Dean Blundell's show, and he unleashed the urine and other profane behaviour. An "outraged" station manager suspended the wacky morning guy "indefinitely." A pile of press drew attention to the show during ratings week, and Blundell's back after a one-day suspension. Maybe the Edge thinks the listeners are the Jackasses?
Transit repair still stuck in station
Nice of PM Paul Martin to say the TTC is Toronto's "cardiovascular system," but how about a serious transfusion of cash? While the billion bucks is welcome after a decade of gutting this essential service, that cash will only repair damage already done. Not enough dough from a guy trying to buy T.O. votes. Hell, Trudeau gave us Harbourfront when he needed our ridings.
Mills thinks big... of himself
Desperate Toronto-Danforth MP Dennis Mills has sent constituents a crazy mailer painting himself as Toronto's waterfront saviour. The puff piece features a "letter" from Mills to the PM. (Gee, aren't these guys in the same party?) It includes lofty plans, many of them already underway. He "dedicates" his report to Charles Sauriol, David Crombie and Robert Fung, making it look like they've endorsed him. Hell, why not dedicate it to Jane Jacobs and Wayne Gretzky? We hear they're popular, too.