National Newswatch

Close adviser to Premier Doug Ford had real estate deal with future OPP commissioner Ron Taverner

Dec 6 2018 — Kevin Donovan — Ontario’s new top cop, Ron Taverner, purchased a Toronto home privately last year from one of Premier Doug Ford’s closest advisers in both politics and business. Property records show that Taverner, the incoming Ontario Provincial Police Commissioner and a current Toronto Police superintendent, purchased the three-bedroom cottage-style home on Church Street in the Toronto neighbourhood […]

Pride Toronto embarks on cross-country federally funded examination of policing problems

Nov 25 2018 — Kevin Donovan — Pride Toronto is embarking on a federally funded, cross-country examination of the often tumultuous relationship between police and “marginalized” members of the LGBTQ community. “We want to change the nature of the interaction of our community and police,” said Olivia Nuamah, executive director of Pride Toronto. When the report is done, it will be given […]

Ontario government lawyers being terrorized by ‘bully’ bosses, secret report reveals

Feb 21 2018 — Kevin Donovan — Ontario’s Liberal government has kept secret an explosive report that paints some of its most senior bureaucrats — male and female — as bullies who have harassed and discriminated against hundreds of provincial lawyers and administrative assistants for years. The workplace for 600 government lawyers and several hundred administrative staff at the Ministry of the […]

Barry and Honey Sherman were murdered, sources say

Jan 19 2018 — Kevin Donovan — It’s double murder, not murder-suicide. Barry and Honey Sherman were killed in what looks like a professional, contract killing. That’s the conclusion of a variety of experts who have been hired by the family to probe the case. Here’s the new information: There are markings on the Shermans’ wrists, an indication that at some point […]