A look back at Toronto’s neg­a­tive news­mak­ers of 2018

Shin­ing a light on the city’s dark deeds that made news in 2018

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Lebron James once again bounced Toronto out of the NBA play­offs last spring. With James now in L.A., the Rap­tors are a cinch for the NBA Fi­nals. Right? Doug Ford mon­keyed with our elec­tion in Toronto by writ­ing a new law just to cut the num­ber of city coun­cil­lors. And since then he’s done much worse. Faith Goldy rep­re­sents just an­other step down a sin­is­ter, dark road. The so-called white na­tion­al­ist has crashed may­oral de­bates and posed with Premier Ford. An unau­tho­rized ex­hibit of U.K. street artist Banksy in Toronto or­ga­nized by ex­as­so­ci­ate Steve Lazarides was a hit, but also en­raged some lo­cal Banksy lovers. For­mer artis­tic di­rec­tor of the Soulpep­per Theatre Com­pany, Al­bert Schultz re­signed af­ter sex­ual ha­rass­ment law­suits were filed by sev­eral ac­tors. Con­ser­va­tive MP and for­mer MPP Tony Cle­ment was forced to re­sign from the fed­eral cau­cus af­ter a sex­ting scan­dal erupted. Toronto po­lice Chief Mark Saun­ders was crit­i­cized for the Sher­man mur­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion, his com­ments about McArthur se­rial killer in­ves­ti­ga­tion, and much more. Toronto rock star Ja­cob Hog­gard, of the band Hed­ley, is fac­ing three sex-re­lated charges. He has de­nied the charges, but ad­mits to “reck­less” treat­ment of women.

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