July 20, 2015
By Jackie Hong
Former Mayor Rob Ford (open Rob Ford’s policard) and Peterborough MP Dean Del Mastro both overspent on election campaigns, but one was let off while the other was led to jail. The seeming randomness of which politician gets punished may be changing because Ontario’s municipal affairs ministry is asking for input on possible reforms to patch up loopholes and contradictions in laws that govern the conduct candidates and elected officials in cities and towns.
Jane Doe and women’s rights group METRAC have launched a rape alert system in Toronto. The system, which is being supported by police, has two parts: a warning component that alerts subscribers about nearby perpetrators and a community-based art project featuring messages about sexual assault.
Why are most teachers’ unions run by men? New women in charge talk.
Weather and traffic:
The heat warning may be over, but Toronto will still be nice a warm Monday with temperatures in the mid to high 20s all day and a high of 29 C (35 C with the humidex) in the evening. Expect a mix of sun and cloud throughout the afternoon.
What’s going on in entertainment news?
Adam Sandler says he wasn’t trying to offend Native Americans in his new western spoof. A dozen Native Americans walked off the set in April after saying the content of the film was offensive to their culture.
What’s the score?
Team Canada slid into gold on Sunday night against the U.S. at the men’s baseball final. Canada’s Pete Orr scored the winning run in extra innings.
Canada also won gold, not once but twice, for Pan Am trampoline Sunday with Rosie MacLeannan taking it for the women’s event and Keegan Soehn for men’s.
The Toronto Blue Jays bounced back and swept the Tampa Bay Rays 4-0 Sunday.
Today in history:
Americans Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin become the first humans to walk on the moon in 1969 after Apollo 11 successfully lands in the Sea of Tranquility.
A shooting at a theatre in Aurora, Colo., during the midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises in 2012 leaves 12 dead and 70 wounded.
What’s coming up:
This year’s VELD Music Festival will feature health and safety kits for ticket holders and amnesty boxes where drugs can be dropped off without questions from police. The move comes after two people died and 13 were hospitalized in drug-related incidents at last year’s festival.