the week: June 23-30
Mayoral candidate Olivia Chow at Toronto's Pride Parade/ Facebook via Olivia Chow
Today Rob Ford returned to City Hall after his two month stint in rehab. He will address the media today on his leave of absence. So far the numbers in the mayoral race are in Olivia Chow’s favour. She recently earned more points for her support during Pride Week. However, is Rob Ford a changed man? Or will more lies keep coming from a man who has only been ‘sober’ for two months?
Watch the video on addiction counselor, Mark Elliot, advising Ford not to go back to office and saying he should “drop out of the race”
A rainbow over the city
World Pride has made Toronto a global spot for a few weeks. With countless events happening all over the city; film screenings, plays, drag show contests and of course lively nightlife, Toronto could not be more exciting. The largest event was this past Sunday, as thousands gathered to walk together for the biggest pride march Canada has ever witnessed. The day ended with a rainbow gracing our sky, which could not be more fitting for a very successful week.
TURF-Toronto Urban Roots Festival
The annual TURF fest is here starting Friday July 4-6. Headliners such as Neutral Milk Hotel, Sam Roberts Band, Beirut, Andrew Bird and the Hands of Glory, Born Ruffians, Hey Rosetta! are just a few of the bands that will be performing at Fort York for the three day festival. Have a drink, sit on the lawn, enjoy the summer breeze and some exceptional music.
Man connected to multiple murders caught
On a more serious subject, Whitney Hutchinson a former policeman from Kingston, Jamaica was arrested last week in connection to the death of Sylvester Gallimore and possibly 40 other murders. The Toronto Police have been told by the Jamaican Constabulary that Hutchinson was one of eight or nine Kingston police officers who formed a "Jamaican death squad, " and are in connection with these 40 deaths.
FIFA controversy over Suarez “the vampire”
Recently, Suarez who plays for Uruguay has been in talks to be banned from international matches and all football for 4 months. During the match between Uruguay and Italy, Suarez bit Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini’s shoulder, which is not the first time Suarez has bitten a player in a match. The Uruguayan president, Jose Mujica, gave a response to the punishment of the Uruguayan player and said in a recent interview that FIFA is “a bunch of old b******s”.