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MNTO proudly endorses @BradMBradford for City Council in Ward 19 Beaches-East York. Brad is a known housing champion with experience on the Planning & Housing Committee.

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Brad consistently advocates for affordable housing initiatives in his ward, including a Housing Now site on Queen St E, in which he invested considerable political capital.…
He is not afraid to move the housing conversation forward, tirelessly engaging with the community to build support for supportive housing at Trenton/Cedarvale.…
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Peter Sloly resigns as Ottawa's police chief: Sloly's resignation comes as he's accused of bullying and volatile behaviour behind closed doors… #cdnpoli #onpoli #topoli #tocouncil
Sloly's resignation comes as sources tell CBC News he's been accused of bullying and volatile behaviour that has damaged relations with senior leadership and compromised the force's ability to cope with the truck protest.
Multiple sources have told CBC News that Sloly allegedly belittled and berated senior Ottawa Police Service officers in front of their colleagues, and has failed to put forward a solid operations plan to end the crisis.
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In light of record gang-gun violence in Toronto today, recall that in 2005's Summer of the Gun, the city's only Black councillor said police should be able to stop & search young black men in crime-plagued parts of T.O.… #topoli #tocouncil #onpoli #cdnpoli
"We ought to be looking at supporting initiatives that would support police officers in stopping young black men in the problem areas where we have the guns and guns violence," said Councillor Michael Thompson (Scarborough-Centre).
"I want to think outside the box to get the police in to stop young men and ask questions like they do in the United States where police can pull over people and pat them down for weapons."
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My Tuesday Toronto Sun column: Policing report exposes the flawed logic of race-crime statistics… #topoli #tocouncil #onpoli #cdnpoli
A new report by the Ontario Human Rights Commission concludes Black people are disproportionately arrested and charged by Toronto Police compared to Whites, but also that Whites are disproportionately arrested and charged compared to “Asian, Aboriginal and Brown” people.
Should we thus conclude that not only are Toronto Police systemically racist against Blacks compared to Whites (and other visible minorities), but also systemically racist against Whites compared to “Asian, Aboriginal and Brown” people?
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1. Eight years ago I produced a graph showing how Toronto's post-amalgamation population size, in comparison to the number of City Council wards, leaves us with a crisis of under-representation:
2. This is the commentary that accompanied the graph:
3. Now our Premier wants to cut that representation in half, turning a crisis into a nightmare.…
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