“I would welcome a call from the mayor to discuss this (resigning from the police board) or any other things that he's got on his mind.” Increasingly embarrassing disgraced former police services board chair Norm Gardner displays a loosening grip on reality.
Mills hopes to corner dumb vote
After years of doing little for his downtown constituents, Liberal MP Dennis Mills is trying to convince voters he has never held office. He ran his bizarro Save The Waterfront campaign like an outsider rather than a guy who has had more than 10 years to convince his government to do something. Now he's the only incumbent in town who says "elect" rather than "re-elect" on his campaign signs. His key campaign hope is that voters will confuse him with wildly popular Mayor David Miller. Pathetic.
Shell shills enviro shite
Give Shell Oil credit for, er, big scallops for stuffing thousands of Globe and Mails with a slick, coated-stock booklet touting something called the Canadian Environment Awards. The blue-box-bound booklet trumpets achievements of earth-busting companies like Shell, Nexen Chemicals and world-leading pulp purchasers Quebecor, and claims to celebrate Canadian environmentalists. So why don't leading enviro champions like Greenpeace and Earthroots know the awards or most of the winners?
Leafs offer empty savings
Some deal. Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment (MLSE) won't raise Leaf ticket prices next year, but NHL owners will likely ditch the season and lock out their players. If MLSE wants PR points, why not stop plans to tear up the insides of Maple Leaf Gardens for a grocery store and consider Eugene Melnyk's plan to keep the ice? It's not too late. South Community Council discusses the Gardens' fate Tuesday (June 8), from 9:30 am, at City Hall, and you're invited.
Conservative creep exploits child victim
Nice guy, that Conservative crackpot Stephen Harper. Of course, he's running on law and order and beefing up the national sex offender registry. But he's shamelessly invoking the name of murdered Toronto girl Holly Jones to push his platform - despite Jones's mother's pleas to honour her daughter as a person, not a political symbol. When he was reminded of this, Harper basically said "too bad" and kept the creepiness coming. For more on Stephen Harper, see page 20