A look back at Toronto’s negative newsmakers of 2018
Shining a light on the city’s dark deeds that made news in 2018
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.