Toronto’s cads and scoundrels

Thornhill Post - - Classyfieds -

Shin­ing a light on the city’s shenani­gans that made news in 2017

York Re­gion School Board trustee Nancy El­gie re­signed from her po­si­tion af­ter she used the “N” word in pub­lic to par­ent Char­line Grant fol­low­ing a meet­ing.

Fi­nance Min­is­ter Bill Morneau, Toronto Cen­tre, was in hot water over tax mea­sures tar­get­ing small busi­ness and a per­ceived con­flict of in­ter­est over Bill C-27.

The de­vel­op­ers build­ing a condo tower be­side John Fisher Pub­lic School were caught leav­ing a gate to the con­struc­tion site open as kids walked home from school.

Con­tro­ver­sial Univer­sity of Toronto pro­fes­sor Jor­dan Peter­son made head­lines and gar­nered crit­i­cism for his re­fusal to use gender-neu­tral pro­nouns.

Toronto Blue Jays cen­tre fielder Kevin Pil­lar dis­played se­ri­ous in­sen­si­tiv­ity last sea­son us­ing a ho­mo­pho­bic slur dur­ing a game.

Toronto coun­cil­lor Gior­gio Mam­moliti, an out­spo­ken bud­get critic, came un­der fire re­cently for ex­pens­ing $4,700 for a 4-day con­fer­ence, in­clud­ing a five-star ho­tel stay.

De­spite protests, GTA com­pany ClubLink is hop­ing to pave over his­toric Glen Abbey golf course to make way for a hous­ing de­vel­op­ment.

On­tario Lib­er­als couldn’t catch a break this year, as even spend­ing $120,000 on a gi­ant rub­ber duck to float around the prov­ince was crit­i­cized. Wait, that is a bad idea.

Some­how, some way, the North Rosedale Res­i­dents’ as­so­ci­a­tion got a per­fectly func­tion­ing stop sign re­moved from Glen Road in­ad­ver­tently help­ing speed­ers.

When Hal Niedzviecki de­clared he didn’t be­lieve in cul­tural ap­pro­pri­a­tion in his es­say “Win­ning the Ap­pro­pri­a­tion Prize,” it was wrong, and it cost him his job.

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