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Toronto Police Identify Suspect in East End Shooting

Posted By: David Woodard · 1/25/2013 8:56:00 PM

Toronto police have identified the suspect involved in a shooting Thursday in the  east end of the city.

One man was injured after being shot during an incident in the Danforth and Coxwell area.

He suffered non-life threatening injuries.

19-year-old Javell Jackson is facing attempted murder charges.  Investigators say he was last seen in a 2002 Black Hyundai Sante Fe with Ontario license plate BPBZ 292.

Police say he should be considered armed and dangerous.

Was Giorgio Mammoliti's phone tapped?

Posted By: Siobhan Morris · 1/25/2013 6:38:00 PM

Giorgio Mammoliti says he has proof now that his phones have been tampered with.

Speaking with reporters at City Hall Friday, the city councillor wouldn't reveal in what way his phones had been messed with or what kind of evidence he has.

Mammoliti says he wishes he could share the information, but doing it now could hurt a private investigation into what he calls a conspiracy against him & other right-leaning councillors.

Tapping a phone is not all that difficult for a determined do it yourself-er.  And Don Salt, President of Highpoint Security Technologies tells Newstalk 1010 unless the installation was done by a rank amateur, you'd never know anyone else was listening in to your phone conversations.

He says if it's done right, a phone bug doesn't pack any stereotypical tell tale signs like clicking on the line.

Mammoliti is paying a private investigator out of pocket to find evidence ...

UPDATE: Crash Shuts Down 401 East of Toronto

Posted By: David Woodard · 1/25/2013 8:08:00 PM

At least seven people have been injured, some critically, in a multi-vehicle collision on the 401.

Aaron Lazarus of Lakeridge Health says they were told three people suffered critical injuries and four others have minor
injuries following the crash.

Lazarus says Ontario provincial police were going from car to car checking for injured people on the closed 10-kilometre stretch of
highway between Newcastle and Newtonville.

Reports say dozens of vehicles were involved, but police say they don't have a count and expect the highway to remain closed in both directions for hours as they work to remove vehicles.

Police say Toronto Transit is helping transport stranded motorists to a recreation centre in Newcastle, where Red Cross is on
scene to provide assistance.

Firefighters say one driver had to be cut from his rig.

 

Clayton Ruby Will Appeal to Supreme Court in Ford Ruling

Posted By: Newstalk 1010 · 1/25/2013 11:37:00 AM

Lawyer Clayton Ruby, who is representing Paul Magder, called it a 'technicality' that lets Rob Ford stay in the Mayor's chair.

In a release, Ruby says it's disappointing, and he believes there are serious errors of law in the judgment and he'll be asking the Supreme Court of Canada for leave to appeal to that Court.

He goes on to say, 'especially troubling is the finding that if a politician raises money from lobbyists and directs that money to his or her own personal interest, such abuse is beyond the reach of government oversight.  This raises the possibility of American-style Political Action Committee (PAC) fundraising, which should be of great concern to all Canadians.'

*IN DEPTH* Ford Wins Appeal to Remain in Office

Posted By: Newstalk 1010 · 1/25/2013 4:38:00 PM

Rob Ford has won his court battle to keep his job as mayor of Toronto.
    
A Divisional Court panel today struck down a previous ruling that Ford should be dismissed from office for violating conflict of interest rules.
    
The three-judge panel agreed with Ford's lawyers, who had argued the previous ruling was legally flawed and their key finding was that council did not have the authority to order Ford to repay donations.
    
In November, an Ontario Superior justice ordered Ford removed as mayor for taking part in a council vote that he repay $3,150 raised for his private football foundation.
    
The ruling was put on hold pending today's decision.
    
``This has been a very, very humbling experience,'' Ford said hours after the decision was released. ``I have enormous respect for the judicial system and I'm very, very thankful for the ...

Five People Taken to Hospital Following Early Morning Fire

Posted By: Suzette Francis · 1/25/2013 7:56:00 AM

Five people have been taken to hospital with smoke inhalation following a two-alarm fire at an apartment building in the city's east end.

Toronto Fire crews were called shortly after 5:30 a.m., Friday, to the four story building on Kingston Rd. near Warden Ave.

The fire began in a main floor unit but came up through the floor of a unit on the second floor.

One person had to be rescued by crews with a ladder on the third floor.

Twelve trucks and 45 firefighters were sent to battle the blaze.

The cause of the fire is unknown.

The Ford Appeal Question: What would council do?

Posted By: Siobhan Morris · 1/25/2013 5:50:00 AM

Do we call a byelection or appoint a new mayor?

It's the question city councillors will have to answer if Rob Ford loses his appeal of a conflict of interest ruling that has sent him packing as mayor.  The decision of a 3-judge panel will be made public Friday morning.

In recent weeks, Ford has been urging council to appoint him if the appeal doesn't go his way.  Then on Thursday, a change in messaging.

Councillor Doug Ford tells Newstalk 1010's John Tory on the Live Drive he doesn't think his brother has enough support to be appointed.  Now, the Ford camp favours a byelection.

Doug Ford says Rob has the support of the people & "the people should decide who their mayor will be moving forward".

Councillor Janet Davis also favours calling a public vote.  She worries about the "back hall arm-twisting" she predicts will come as councillors to wrangle 23 ...

*VIDEO* Liberals Get Set To Vote For New Leader

Posted By: Katie Franzios · 1/25/2013 5:57:00 PM

Ontario's Liberal Party will be electing a new leader on Saturday, but the process starts now.

Delegates and ex-officio delegates will be filing in to Ryerson's Mattamy Athletic Centre at Maple Leaf Gardens in the morning, casting their first ballot as they register. When standard delegates were selected a couple of weeks ago, they declared their support for specific candidates and they are bound to that selection in the first round of voting. There are 1837 delegates expected to participate and over 400 ex-officios, which consist of former and current MPs and MPPs and Liberal party executives.

As it stands Sandra Pupatello leads the pack with 27 per cent of support, followed by Kathleen Wynne with 25 per cent. Then comes Gerard Kennedy (14 per cent), Harinder Takhar (13 per cent), Charles Sousa (10 per cent) and Eric Hoskins (five per cent). There are also a handful of independents who ...

VIDEO: Candidate Profile: Kathleen Wynne

Posted By: Katie Franzios · 1/25/2013 4:58:00 AM

Name:  Kathleen Wynne

Age:  59

Background: A former Toronto District School Board trustee, Wynne has been very active in the community. She founded Citizens for Local Democracy and the  Metro Parent Network (now the Toronto Parent Network). She was also president of the Toronto Institute of Human Relations. Elected as Don Valley West MPP in 2003, Wynne held on to the seat when being challenged by Newstalk 1010's John Tory, then Progressive Conservative leader. Wynne served as Education, Transportation, Municipal Affairs and Housing, and Aboriginal Affairs Minister.

Family:  Partner Jane Rounthwaite. Three children with her previous husband and two grandchildren.

Why she wants to be Premier: She wants to be the social justice premier. Wynne also says she believes she has the skill set to attract Liberals back to the party.

Teachers: Wynne says she never wanted to imposed contracts on teachers and didn't expect that to happen. She says ...

She's In It To Wynne It

Posted By: Katie Franzios · 1/25/2013 4:59:00 AM

She's one of the people to beat going into this weekend's Liberal leadership convention and Don Valley West MPP Kathleen Wynne has been working hard  to secure support for balloting, with hopes that people will start throwing support behind her as the voting day progresses tomorrow.

Wynne says the past few days leading up to the convention have been anything but relaxing for the former Education, Transportation and Municipal Affairs Minister. Even though she's considered a front runner, staff have been doing prep work for the weekend while she's been out speaking with delegates and party members.

And when the dust settles Ontario may have it's first woman premier, perhaps, first openly gay woman premier. But her sexual orientation being brought up during the campaign isn't frustrating for Wynne, who hopes she'll be elected because of her merits as opposed to anything else.

She's already recieved support by prominant Liberals, ...

Windsor Pitbull Can Taste Premier's Job

Posted By: Katie Franzios · 1/25/2013 5:01:00 AM

She's the only liberal leadership candidate that isn't based in the GTA. Windsor native Sandra Pupatello is seen as the woman to beat heading into the convention.

The former Windsor MPP says she thinks she has the perspective the other candidates don't, living part of the time in Toronto and the rest four hours down the highway. She says it allowed her to get outside of the Queen's Park bubble when she was in office, allowing her to see what others thought of how things were run.

Pupatello has been sitting on the sidelines since she chose not to run in the 2011 election, working at Bay Street firm PricewaterhouseCoopers until now. When she was at the legislature, she was seen as a pitbull during Question Period and she says she plans to bring that fire wherever she goes if elected.

The one road bump for Pupatello is if she ...

VIDEO: Candidate Profile: Sandra Pupatello

Posted By: Katie Franzios · 1/25/2013 5:00:00 AM

Name:  Sandra Pupatello

Age: 50

Background: Was Windsor-West/Windser-Sandwich MPP for 16 years and Minister of Education; Community and Social Services; Economic Development; Women's Issues; International Trade and Investment. She chose not to seek re-election in 2011. Pupatello was a former Windsor Regional Hospital and Windsor Regional Children's Centre board member. She co-managed current Ontario Finance Minister Dwight Duncan's 1996 leadership bid and landed up supporting current leadership candidate Gerard Kennedy on the final ballot. She has worked on Bay St. for the past year at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Family:  Husband Jim Bennett, Newfoundland MLA

Why she wants to be Premier: She believes her political history will be able lift the Liberals up back to being the "belle of the ball" and get the economy back on track.

Teachers: Pupatello says she will restore the collective bargaining process and extend an olive branch to teachers, underlining she wants to make the relationship between ...

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