ChristianGovernance eletter – October 12, 2012
National Post – Nov. 18, 2010
Cash-for-schoolwork makes no sense
By Marni Soupcoff
The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) is investigating the possibility of paying kids in disadvantaged communities to do well in school. The idea is that students who pass all their classes and perform the normally unexceptional feat of showing up every day for instruction would be rewarded with some extra money.
The evidence that reform is needed to the Criminal Code came by way of the criminal-pandering behaviour of Daddy Dalton’s police and prosecuters who harassed a hard-working Toronto Chinese grocer in the wake of a pathetic history of failure of protecting these grocers.
National Post – Nov. 3, 2010
Reforming the law on citizen’s arrest
National Post – October 29, 2010
Judge finds David Chen not guilty; or, The Grocer Wore Grey
By Peter Kuitenbrouwer
In a cliffhanger ruling that mixed references to film noir and pulp fiction, Justice Ramez Khawly of the Ontario Court of Justice took two hours yesterday, in a court packed with 100 people, to get to his decision: David Chen, the vigilante grocer, is not guilty on all charges.
Toronto Sun – October 24, 2010
Smitherman is George of the Bungle: Blizzard Two mayoralty candidates are neck-and-neck in loudmouth bully race
By Christina Blizzard
As Toronto’s mayoralty race draws mercifully to a close, it’s been interesting to watch the anti-Rob Fordites attempt to paint him as an oaf. That’s odd, because in the many years I covered George Smitherman at Queen’s Park, I found him to be uncouth, a loudmouth and a bully. Yep, pretty well everything he’d now like you to think Ford is.
October 25, 2010
Ford next Toronto mayor, defeats Smitherman
By Maria Babbage, The Canadian Press
Two Members of Parliament have introduce Private Members’ Bills to strengthen the right to make citizens’ arrests. These bills were introduced by NDP MP Olivia Chow, wife of NDP leader Jack Layton (C-565), and Liberal MP Joe Volpe (C-547).
National Post – Oct. 8, 2010
‘Don’t come here again’
By Peter Kuitenbrouwer
Wang “David” Chen, the Toronto grocer charged for detaining a thief, for the first time told a packed and rapt courtroom yesterday his own version of what happened in May of 2009 at his store, the Lucky Moose Food Mart.
National Post – October 6, 2010
Ordinary citizen vs. ‘the system’
By Lorne Gunter
The Globe & Mail – October 5, 2010
Two and a half cheers for Rob Ford
By Margaret Wente