Tag Archives: Ontario

ONTARIO: Bomb Injures 15 At Indian Restaurant

The Toronto Star reports: An explosion police say was caused by an improvised explosive device injured 15 people inside a Mississauga restaurant Thursday night. Fire crews and paramedics arrived at Bombay Bhel, an Indian restaurant at 5035 Hurontario St. near Eglinton Ave., around 10:30 p.m. “There were two individuals seen entering and detonating the device and two individuals that were ...

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Toronto Pride Parade To Finish With Marchers Dressed In Black To Commemorate Victims Of Gay Serial Killer

The CBC reports: This year’s Pride celebrations are going to pay tribute to some of the LGBT community’s harsh realities, including the eight people police believe are the victims of alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur. One of the most visible signs of mourning will be the sea of black that is expected to close the Pride Parade, which has always ...

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TORONTO: Nine Now Dead, At Least 16 Injured After Van Plows Through Pedestrians In “Deliberate Attack”

ABC News reports: Nine people were killed and at least 16 others injured after a white van hit pedestrians in Toronto, Canada, today, police said. The driver is under arrest, Toronto police told ABC News. Witness Ali Shaker told CTV News he was driving in his car when he saw the Ryder van jump the sidewalk and people walking were ...

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TORONTO: Two Reportedly Dead, Multiple Injuries After Van Strikes Pedestrians, Driver In Custody [VIDEO]

The Toronto Sun reports: Numerous pedestrians have been struck by a white van on Yonge St. near Finch Ave., Toronto Police say. Police say eight to ten pedestrians have been hit. The van fled the scene. The extent of the injuries isn’t confirmed. A multi-casualty incident has been declared. Officials are asking people to avoid the area. Subway and bus ...

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Seventh Murder Charge For Suspected Serial Killer

The Toronto Star reports: Another murder charge was laid Wednesday against Bruce McArthur, bringing the number of people he is alleged to have killed to seven. McArthur, 66, appeared in court via video this morning to face his latest first-degree murder charge in the death of 42-year-old Abdulbasir Faizi, one of three missing men at the centre of Project Houston. ...

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TORONTO: Cops Withdraw From Pride At Request Of Organizers Over Their Response To Anti-LGBT Crimes

The Toronto Star reports: Toronto police will withdraw an application they submitted for officers to march in this year’s Pride parade. The decision was made to avoid “any setback” in the relationship between the police service and Toronto’s queer communities, chief Mark Saunders wrote in a statement Tuesday. The goal is to restore confidence in police in what, he admitted, ...

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ONTARIO: Attorney General Reviews Request For Inquiry On Police Inaction On Serial Killer Of Gay Men

CBC News reports: Ontario’s attorney general is reviewing a request from Toronto Mayor John Tory for a public inquiry into how police handle missing persons files, including the cases of men who have disappeared from the city’s Gay Village. Attorney General Yasir Naqvi responded to Tory’s call in a brief email statement Thursday morning. In it, he expressed his condolences ...

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TORONTO: Cops Find 7th Victim Of Gay Serial Killer

NBC News reports: Toronto police have found a seventh set of remains related to the investigation into alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur and have released a picture of a bearded, darker skinned dead man. Detective Sgt. Hank Idsinga said Monday they could not identify the man in the picture and are now seeking the public’s help. “I do not want ...

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TORONTO: Suspected Serial Killer Of Gay Men Charged With Three More Murders, Bodies Found In Planters

The Toronto Star reports: Toronto police have announced three additional counts of first-degree murder have been laid against Bruce McArthur. Detective Sgt. Hank Idsinga told reporters Monday that McArthur is being charged with three additional counts of first-degree murder in relation to the deaths of Majeed Kayhan, Soroush Marmudi and Dean Lisowick. Lisowick was never reported missing to police. Investigators ...

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TORONTO: Suspected Serial Killer Of Gay Men Makes First Court Appearance On Murder Charges [VIDEO]

The Global Post reports: A man charged with first-degree murder in the presumed deaths of two men who vanished from Toronto’s gay village last year was remanded into custody following a brief court appearance on Friday. Bruce McArthur, a 66-year-old Toronto man, was arrested and charged Thursday as part of an investigation into the disappearance of Selim Esen and Andrew ...

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CANADA: Justin Trudeau Becomes First Sitting Prime Minister To March In LGBT Pride Parade [VIDEO]

The Toronto Pride Parade just kicked off with Justin Trudeau making Canadian history as the first sitting Prime Minister to march in such an event. From the Ottawa Citizen: Other notable politicians marching include Ontario’s premier, Kathleen Wynne, and the mayor of Toronto, John Tory. Before the parade, Trudeau attended an outdoor church service in the heart of the city’s ...

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Dead Crack-Smoking Former Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Tweets Trump Support From Beyond The Grave

From the Toronto Sun: Donald Trump has ripped a phrase right out of ex-mayor Rob Ford’s playbook and the Ford family is cheering him on. The presumptive Republican presidential nominee dropped one of Ford’s signature lines during a rally in West Virginia on Thursday. Trump – who knocked out the last two remaining contenders for the nomination this week – ...

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CANADA: Justin Trudeau To Become Nation’s First Sitting Prime Minister To March In Pride Parade

Via press release from Pride Toronto: Pride Toronto, the city’s most vibrant and inclusive arts and cultural festival and North America’s largest Pride celebration, unveiled today its 2016 Pride Month theme, announcing to the world that this June, “YOU CAN SIT WITH US.” The campaign for Canada’s first-ever Pride Month, features Canada’s top political leaders: noted “sexiest man alive” and ...

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CANADA: College Professor Fired After Saying “Queers Should Be Hanged”

CBC News reports: An Ontario college announced one of its professors “is no longer an employee” at the school after he allegedly posted a homophobic comment on Facebook. St. Lawrence College said it had received a complaint about the recent comment that business professor Rick Coupland allegedly posted on Facebook. Spokeswoman Kelly Wiley called the comment “deeply concerning.” “As a ...

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CANADA: Ontario Bans “Ex-Gay” Torture

Ontario has become the first Canadian province to ban “ex-gay” torture. Via the Toronto Star: Ontario has passed a landmark law banning so-called “conversion therapy” on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender children and preventing medical practitioners from billing OHIP for it. The legislation proposed by New Democrat MPP Cheri DiNovo won unanimous support from all three parties at Queen’s Park ...

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Toronto Faces Used Ford Trade-In

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REPORT: Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Was Kicked Out Of Rehab For Being Disruptive

According to a report published by the Toronto Star, embattled Mayor Rob Ford’s claims of a successful stint in crack rehab are untrue. Mayor Rob Ford pushed and scuffled with fellow rehab residents and was so verbally abusive that he was kicked out of his group therapy program, according to people who have knowledge of his two month stay at ...

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TORONTO: Shirtless Bear Jogger Confronts “Homophobe” Mayor Rob Ford

Embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford was met with jeers and insults when he marched in his city’s Canada Day Parade this afternoon. One passerby in particular captured the media’s attention when he repeatedly called Ford a racist and a homophobe Via CBC News: Ford was at one point confronted by local resident Joe Killoran — a Toronto-area teacher who was ...

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Ontario Elects Lesbian Premier

Last January, Kathleen Wynne became the premier of Ontario by a vote of Liberal Party delegates following the resignation of her predecessor, Dalton McGuinty. Yesterday she was elected as premier when her party won a majority of seats in the provincial legislature. Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne is going back to Queen’s Park with a majority government after Thursday night’s stunning ...

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TORONTO: Crackhead Mayor Rob Ford Wants City Hall Rainbow Flag Removed

Toronto’s crackhead Mayor Rob Ford is furious that his town’s city hall today raised a rainbow flag in solidarity with Russia’s LGBT people. “It’s not about someone’s sexual preference,” he told reporters as he left his office to go outside and inspect the Canadian flag he had just put up in his office window. “No, I do not agree with ...

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