“It reads like a bad soap opera and a very poor mystery story.”
Cop board vice-chair Pam McConnell pans police union head Dave Wilson for resurrecting a racism complaint resolved a year ago.
Gordo's burning sensation
We wonder what environmental commissioner Gord Miller's been hotboxing. Obviously nothing worth smoking, given his recent talk of incineration. Miller should know that burning garbage only produces more lethal garbage in the form of toxins on the other end. The timing of his burn talk is telling; we only recently discovered that the feds won't be coming through with cash promised by the Liberals to close coal-fired plants. Is this former Harris appointee working for Harper's friends now?
See Jane run - for cover
Seems the bumpf Jane Pitfield was expecting from those moneybags right-wingers who fix Toronto mayoral campaigns is being reserved for a most unlikely wack job: Dennis Mills, the former Liberal MP and waterfront waterboy for the wasteful Port Authority. If Mayor David Miller was salivating at the prospect of taking on weakling Pitfield, he must be drooling over having Mel Lastman-lite Mills on the menu.
Bromell's Regent Park hatchet job
Former cop union boss turned radio co-host Craig Bromell went back to his old stomping grounds in Regent Park on May 9 for a two-hour broadcast special, a "state of the nation on crime." Craigy hasn't actually walked the beat in the Park for more than a decade. But he still had no problem reverting to his old self - shooting first and asking questions later - before coming to the conclusion that "it's much worse now than when he was on patrol." Perhaps he missed the massive redevelopment remaking the neighbourhood?
Rona Ambrose blows hot, she blows cold
Federal environment minister Rona Ambrose is a bit of a dominatrix when it comes to covering up the Tories' hot air on greenhouse gas emissions. Now word that the minister ordered one of her underlings, a climatologist who also happens to be the author of the global warming sci-fi Hotter Than Hell, not to attend a National Press Club lunch in Ottawa or speak at the event organized by his publisher. Hey, Rona, if you must crack the whip, please lose the gag.