Angry Robot

Gambling industry eyes Toronto waterfront

“If the Premier decides he wants a casino, he’s going to get a casino.”

Sure, a great part of Doug Ford’s motivation for shrinking Toronto City Council is spite, but part of it is surely this. If he wants to have his way with Toronto, he needs a compliant Council, and the 25 wards tips the balance of power in favour of conservative, suburban, Ford-allied Councillors. I’m pretty sure I’ve read that gaming companies were major Ford campaign donors, although I can’t find the link now. Plus, there’s this article

Why shopkeepers in one Ontario city have enlisted a low-income cleanup crew

In Peterborough

Rob Ford’s widow sues Doug Ford, alleging he has deprived her and her children of millions

So that’s some news.

Charity bike ride turns tragic when driver crashes into cyclists

Unbelievable. Am I wrong in wanting to know the name of the driver?

Ontario PC candidate resigns after private 407 freeway confirms ‘internal theft’ of data on 60,000 customers

This, with the aforelinked article, should bring you mostly up to speed, other than the fact that 29 PC candidates are implicated in this (clients of Dhillon).

The majesty of this scandal is that the deadline for submitting new candidates was yesterday. So if Ford wants to do the right thing and get rid of these clowns, he will almost certainly lose the election since these are all 905-region candidates that he needs to win. Whereas if he doesn’t get rid of them, he looks more corrupt than any liberal (arguable I guess).

How a convicted fraudster ended up at the centre of Ontario Conservatives’ nomination controversies

This article, from April, is a decent backgrounder for the Doug Ford / 407 scandal

Ontario election: NDP overtakes Liberals as the ‘Anti-Ford’ party, according to Ipsos poll

I had a feeling this might happen. But now the NDP are going to get a battering from both sides.

Ontario PC leader Patrick Brown denies sexual misconduct allegations from two women

Ontario introducing $50,000 fines for careless drivers causing death

That’s great, but I hate how the Liberals don’t do anything unless there’s an election on the horizon. They could have saved lives by doing this years ago.

Axing OMB boosts cities’ planning power – for better or for worse

On the proposed replacement for the not well-loved Ontario Municipal Board

The website that chronicles Ontario’s broadcasting history — one VHS tape at a time

Nice profile of my pal Ed aka Retrontario

Kathleen Wynne stopping John Tory’s plan for tolls on DVP, Gardiner

The Ontario Liberals don’t believe in anything, do they?