“It was all a con job.”
Former police union boss Craig Bromell muses on his reign of terror. Can his head get any more swollen now that CHUM plans to base a TV series on the big BSer.
Sure signs of spring: Our first smog advisory; it happened Wednesday (May 9), three weeks ahead of last year's first. And a punch-up between a cyclist and motorist caught on video by school kids. Will the driver lose motoring privileges and have his life ruined by having to bike or take transit?
On the Hunter for good PR
The city could have done better by late eco warrior Bob Hunter. Naming Environment Days after the Greenpeace co-founder seems like a token gesture. E Days are nothing more than green PR for councillors. We shouldn't allow Hunter's good eco name to be used by global warming deniers like Rob "Fuck Car-Free Day" Ford just so they can curry a little green favour with the electorate.
Air India?s leaky secrets
Lieutenant Governor James Bartleman's revelation at the Air India inquiry that the feds received specific warning of an attack in 1985 is no shocker. The former head of counter-intelligence for External Affairs should know. Fact is, the RCMP and CSIS have been trying to cover up that info for decades. That Bartleman's former bosses in the intelligence establishment are already in full vilify-and-discredit mode -- he's a "confused" soul, don't you know? -- offers a clue as to who's telling the truth here.
All of a sudden, Canada's the land of pirates -- at least if we're to believe Warner Brothers. The company says roughly 70 per cent of its titles released in the last 18 months have been camcorded and sold on the street. But does the company really think cancelling promo and word-of-mouth screenings is going to stop the bootlegging?