Morning Brew: New photos and lawsuits from G20, busy day for Toronto Police and ETF, Leafs win 4th straight, face scanners at the casino
New photos and now another lawsuit from last summer's G20: The Special Investigations Unit is being given new photos of the arrest of Dorian Barton, who says police assaulted him during the G20 weekend, breaking his right arm and giving him a black eye. The SIU looked into Barton's case, along with five others, but concluded in November there wasn't enough evidence to lay charges in any of them. Now new photos have surfaced, and today Barton and his lawyers will announce at a news conference that they are taking civil action against the Toronto Police Services Board and seven officers who are not identified in the statement.
Today's Globe and Mail discusses why Spanish-speaking students have the highest drop-out rate in Canada and are one of the worst performing groups in Toronto's schools. "Developing strategies for addressing these challenges is a major challenge, since there is very little research about the experiences of Latino and Latina students in the context of either Toronto schools in particular or Canadian schools more generally," said RubĂŠn Gaztambide-FernĂĄndez, a professor at the University of Toronto's Ontario Institute for Studies in Education and the report's lead researcher.
Toronto Police and the Emergency Task Force had a busy day yesterday. First, there was a two-hour morning stand-off at Yonge and Gerrard Streets. Then there was the incident with two suspicious looking suitcases which were left unattended in front of CSIS offices, shutting down a section of Front Street. Turns out they contained little more than clothes and travel necessities. Then later on, the area around Front and John Streets was shutdown after a police altercation with a man led to him being tasered at about 7:30 p.m.
Who is Jenny Peto? Well, she's been criticized by the National Post, rebuked by Queen's Park, and attacked by her own brother. She speaks to the Varsity about her controversial master's thesis from OISE and why everyone hates her.
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