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Thursday, December 18, 2014



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Heading home for the holidays SickKids patient cleared to travel to Nova Scotia for first time in years to spend Christmas PAGE 8 with family

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Serial inspires T.O. cop to tweet cold-case clues New Year’s murder. Detective hopes social media can help close unsolved 2012 Liberty Village stabbing death


Glen Canning is seen with a school picture of his late daughter Rehtaeh Parsons at his home in Halifax on Wednesday. In an exclusive column for Metro, Canning writes about the easing of the publication ban on his daughter’s name and the impact it has had. See Voices, page 32. JEFF HARPER/ HARPER/METRO METRO IN HALIFAX HALIFAX

Serial’s first season has drawn to a close, but you probably knew that already.  What’s  What ’s not over is a Ser Serialialinspired initiative: A weekly clue on Twitter from the Toronto police homicide squad that hopes of figure out who killed Mike Pimentel three years ago. Pimentel was stabbed to death in Liberty Village early in the morning on Jan. 1, 2012, after attending a New Year’s Eve party with friends. The crime was never solved. This month, Det. Tam Bui began posting clues on Twitter, and he’s going to keep tweeting out details every Saturday, with a final clue on New Year’s Eve. The goal? Closing this case, for the family and community. Bui chatted with Torstar News Service via Twitter, and said the idea to use a weekly Serial-style approach came out of the fact that Bui and a few other members of the force follow the popular podcast. With the New Year’s Eve anniversary of the murder approaching, the timing seemed right.


“We want the community to be engaged in our work,” Bui tweeted. So far, it’s working. Bui said someone has already identified the keys in an image he posted,  while another another has has helped helped with shoes, hair extensions and a jacket worn by a mystery  woman caug caught ht on on camera camera.. “Rather than passively waiting for tips to come in, the police are bringing the evidence to people in a way that commands attention,” said Steve Ladurantaye, Laduranta ye, head of news and government partnerships with Twitter Canada. A tweet can be seen by a huge number of people, he noted. “It only takes one person to solve the case and maybe they’re on Twitter.” It’s not the first time this has been done in Toronto. Det. Sgt.

Brian Borg has been tweeting cold-case details for months, at times asking the public to call him with information. The goals are noble, but social media expert Umar Ruhi from the University of Ottawa said police need to be cautious. “(If police) get credible information, it can help them confirm or rule out different possibilities ... but if it’s just gossip or speculation, it might involve pointing fingers at the wrong people,” Ruhi said. Bui said his team carefully considered what they would share online and spoke to the  victim’s  victi m’s famil family y to get app approva roval. l. “Together we can close this,” he tweeted. TORSTAR NEWS SERVICE

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How to survive survive the holiday onslaught at Pearson airport Brace yourselves. Experts offer guide to fighting luggage wars, security-conscious elves LUKE SIMCOE Metro Online

Pearson airport was like the calm before a massive storm  Wednesday  Wednesda y morning. The terminal was relatively desolate, and there was a longer lineup at Tim Horton’s than at security. By Friday, however, the airport will become a bustling hub of holiday travel. Dec. 19 is expected to be the one of the busiest days of the  year at YYZ, with roughly 121,000 passengers expected to move through the airport’s gates on that day alone. Between wintry weather, cramped coach sections and ambitious carry-on attempts, travelling during the holidays can be a stressful affair. Experts recommend taking these five steps to make holiday flying as smooth as possible: 1. Keep an eye on the plane Scott Armstrong, a spokesman for YYZ, said the most common advice he gives travellers is to track their flight. The airport has even released a mobile app featuring push notifications for flight info, giving passengers the headsup on any last-minute delays or cancellations. 2. Careful with your carry-on Earlier this year, WestJet and

Travellers line up at Pearson International Airport during a holiday break earlier this year. Dec. 19 is expected to be the one of the busiest days of the year at Pearson, with roughly 121,000 passengers expected to move through the airport’s gates on that day alone. TORSTAR NEWS SERVICE FILE

 Air Canada announced a $25 charge for the first piece of checked baggage. The move is expected to result in a surplus of carry-on bags as flyers try to skirt the fees. If Susan Simson’s experience is any indication, travellers will be making changes. “We definitely packed differently,” said Simson, who  was catching a WestJet flight back to British Columbia on  Wednesday  Wednesda y with her family. “We packed so we would only have to check one bag.” To avoid the fee — and the inconvenience of being turned back to the check-in

counter — passengers are ad vised to observe restrictions on liquids and ensure their carry-on bag fits in the sizing rack provided by each airline.

spend Christmas apart from their “furry little stinkers,” but said it’s a matter of safety. “If you have pets in the cargo hold and there are more bags than usual, it can impact safety,” she said.

3. Leave Rover at home If you’re headed away for the holidays, better find a petsitter. Air Canada and West Jet ban cats and dogs from travelling in the cargo hold during the Christmas season. Smaller pets can travel in the cabin if they meet the requirements. Brie Ogle, a spokeswoman for WestJet, understands passengers may not want to

4. Don’t wrap your gifts  Unless you want baggage inspectors ripping through  your wrapping paper like security-conscious elves, don’t  wrap gifts before putting them in your luggage. Fortunately, once you’ve cleared security, gift-wrapping stations will be avail-

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able throughout the airport. Passengers with unwrapped gifts can have them wrapped for the cost of a small donation to the Toronto Pearson Community Fund. 5. Arrive early Nearly two million passengers will travel through Pearson in the three weeks surrounding Christmas. The added volume can mean longer lines at check-in and security, so show up early.  WestJet advises passengers arrive at the airport two hours ahead of their scheduled departure.

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Public consulted on Ontario pension plans Ontario’s Liberal government is looking for public feedback on its plan to create a provincial pension plan with mandatory contributions from workers and employers. The government released a consultation paper on “key design questions” such as a minimum income threshold — the

contributions from employers and workers over two years, starting with larger companies in 2017 before moving on to smaller operations like convenience stores and dry cleaners. Business groups like the Ontario Chamber of Commerce say requiring workers to pay up to $1,643 a year for a provincial

Associate Finance Minister Mitzie Hunter says about two-thirds of Ontario workers lack a workplace pension, so virtually all of them would be required to join the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan.

$3,500 used by the Canada sion Plan is suggested — andPenon exactly who would be eligible for the provincial plan. The government will phase in mandatory 1.9 per cent

pension —toand forcing employers match thosetheir contributions — will drive up costs and result in fewer jobs.  Associate  Asso ciate Fina Finance nce Mini Minister ster Mitzie Hunter countered by

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miums by the federal government. Ontario wants to mirror the CPP as much as possible, and  would pref prefer er to enha enhance nce the CPP instead of creating its own provincial plan, said Hunter. “There was consensus among the provinces to expand the CPP, but the federal government unilaterally shut those conversations,” she down said. Hunter could not say when the ORPP would start paying benefits to retirees. THE CANADIAN PRESS

CEO of Waterfront Toronto John Campbell, left, and Board of Directors chairman Mark Wilson speak to the press on Wednesday. CARLOS OSORIO/TORSTAR NEWS SERVICE



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All she wants for Christmas is famil family y … and lobster. Girl, 9, headed back to Nova Scotia for the holiday, after years of calling SickKids staff her ‘Toronto family’  Asked what aspect of Christmas she’s most excited about, Kaleigh Wright-Barton doesn’t hesitate. “Family,” she said from a playroom at the Hospital for Sick Children on Tuesday Tuesday,, her blue eyes sparkling behind hot pink glasses. “Lobster” Quoted

Kaleigh Wright-Barton, 9, cheers after scoring in air hockey with her dad Jewell Barton at SickKids Hospital on Wednesday. She moved to Toronto from Nova Scotia shortly after she was born to get treated at SickKids. For the first time in three years, she’s been cleared to travel and will be going home for Christmas. CARLOS OSORIO/TORSTAR NEWS SERVICE

“What’s important are the ones you love, and making as many memories as you can with them before it’s it ’s too late.” late.” Echo Wright, Kaleigh’s father


 was a close second. The nine-year-old will have plenty of both as she makes

In July 2005, Echo and  Jewell — th en just 17 and 20  years ol d — were advised t o

her way to Weymouth, N.S., for home the holidays — the first time in years that she’s been well enough to do so. Kaleigh has spent much of her life, including her first two Christmases, in hospital, due to complications from a birth defect that required two liver transplants. To give their daughter access to the pediatric care she needs, her parents, Echo Wright, 27, and  Jewell Barton, 30, relocated to Toronto soon after Kaleigh  was born, a decision they said  was both easy and isolating. Kaleigh has gastroschisis, a condition that caused her abdominal walls to form incorrectly in the womb. At birth, her intestines were

transfer her from the hospital in Halifax to SickKids for testing. Because Kaleigh’s gut couldn’t absorb anything, the only way to feed her was through an IV connected to her arm. Known as total parenteral nutrition (TPN), the process led baby Kaleigh to develop liver damage, a common side-effect. Kaleigh received a transplant and what  was meant to be a week-long trip to Toronto has turned into nearly a decade. Kaleigh was discharged from SickKids in early December and has been attending school. Recently, she  was given the green l ight to travel. Their two-week break  will include a Christmas Eve

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lobster mother, feast prepared Echo’s followed by a big breakfast the next morning, presents and a special party to make up for missed birthdays. TORSTAR NEWS SERVICE

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Metrolinx speeds straight ahead Metrolinx is moving ahead on the GO system-wide electrification work needed to achieve its regional express rail plan (RER). The provincial agency has already begun the complex procurement of an engineering contractor that can supervise thelines, electrification of six GO including the environmental assessment (EA) and public consultations.

Greg Percy, president of GO transit on the scope of work needed to achieve the regional express rail plan

panies that have requested copies of the Metrolinx background documents, according to a government  website. Given the 10-year timeline the province has set for RER, it’s imperative that Metrolinx move on the job,

in part on how much track is already owned by GO. Metrolinx will have to negotiate with the freight companies on sections of track that are still owned by CN and CP. The six GO rail lines will be considered part of the

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landlord Bianca Pollak. He said she told him to ignore the notices and keep paying her the rent. Now, Gallagher and other tenants are concerned that if they pay the wrong person, they won’t see their money back, or if they wait too long  without  with out payi paying, ng, they they migh mightt get kicked out. “We’ve been contacting This holiday season, some everyone to find out what to north Toronto tenants long at do,” said Gallagher, adding odds with their landlord sud- that he wants to be sure who denly aren’t sure whose name is entitled to his rent before he  writes es a cheq cheque ue for for $1,20 $1,200. 0. they should put on their rent  writ Reached by telephone, Polcheques. And they’re concerned that they could lose lak told Torstar News Service: money or even get evicted if the “I cannot talk,” and then hung up. She didn’t return emails or situation isn’t clarified soon.  voicema emails ils.. “We don’t know really  voic Last week, Gallagher said  what’s  wha t’s goin going g on righ rightt now now,” ,” said Andrew Gallagher, who tenants’ received an email from has lived at 2779 Yonge St. for lawyers representing CMSC, informing them that the corporamore than three years. Gallagher and his fellow tion has applied to the Ontario tenants say they found “notices Superior Court to appoint a of attornment” at their doors receiver and manager over Polon Nov. 28. The notes said a rep- lak’s properties, who would enresentative from the Canadian sure proper maintenance of the Mortgage Servicing Corpora- buildings and start the process tion (CMSC) would be on hand of selling them. That hearing to “collect the December rent” is scheduled for Dec. 22, the and that all future rent should CMSC’s lawyer, David Preger, be sent to the company’s Adel- confirmed Wednesday. Dan Simon, a tenant who aide St. address.  A “notice “notice of attornment attornment”” is lives next door at 15 Stratha document meant to inform gowan Ave., which is also tenants of a mortgaged prop- owned by Pollak, said his builderty that the mortgage is in de- ing is in the same boat: They fault and that rent should now also received attornment nobe paid to the lender instead of tices, stating that the “charge and assignment of rents” have the landlord. Gallagher, the head of the been transferred to the CMSC tenants’ association, said he im- and that the landlord is in “demediately contacted long-time fault.” TORSTAR NEWS SERVICE

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Toronto mourns with Pakistan

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‘A barbaric act’.

Vigils planned to show solidarity with victims of Taliban attack, denounce terrorists

31,605 The number of people from Pakistan living in Toronto  Source: Latest data from Statistic Statistic Canada

ROSEMARY WESTWOOD Toronto’s Pakistani community is pulling together to condemn the worst terrorist attack in the country’s history and commemorate the dead.  About 1,500 people from across the city are expected to attend a Thursday vigil at the Pakistan Consulate, a number organizer Ali Nawab

“A massacre of this extent I think humanity has not seen for centuries,” Pakistan Consul Gen. Asghar Ali Golo told Metro. He called the Taliban attack on an army-run school in Peshawar “a barbaric act.” It killed at least 132 children and nine adults. Thursday’s vigil is an opportunity to raise voices call-

called “overwhelming.” “overwhelming. ” “Everyone, regardless of race, creed or religion, needs to come together and denounce anyone who can potentially justify the killing of children and attacking schools,” said Nawab, a father of two.  Another vigil, organized by the Pakistani Students Associations, is planned for Friday.

ing forTaliban, peace over thesaid. voices of the Nawab “It’s time that we take back the conversation” from terrorist forces, he added. People are being asked to bring candles and signs denouncing the attack. They’re also encouraged to bring handwritten cards that organizers will mail to the school.

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paper be messages available on. for people will to write They will also be sent to Peshawar and possibly posted in the school’s hallways as a sign of solidarity from Torontonians. “When (the children) come back from the holidays, they can see that there are thousands of people who are thousands of miles away who feel their pain, and want them to keep studying, because that is  what these terrorists want t o attack,” Nawab said.

Tory thanks the ‘troops’ Mayor John Tory addresses some of his hundreds of volunteers at Arcadian court on Wednesday during a holiday party, to thank them for their efforts during his recent mayoral campaign. CENTRAL IMAGE AGENCY/FOR METRO



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Pair pulls off Potted Potter Two-man play. British creators say show’s ‘dark cynicism’ works well in Canada BACKSTAGE PASS Ian Gormely [email protected]

 A lot was riding riding on Potted Potted PotPotter’s first Toronto performances. Back in February of 2012, Daniel Clarkson and Jeff Turner were in the process of importing their two-man show to Canada, giving their first North  American  Amer ican per performa formances nces here in Toronto. The show, which bottles the events from all seven Harry Potter books into a single, Tickets

Potted Potter runs til Jan. 11 at the Panasonic Theatre, 651 Yonge Street. See mirvish.com for tickets and show schedule.

70-minute stage show, was already an overwhelming hit in their native U.K. But the lingering question remained:  Would  Wo uld it play play to to a North North AmerAmerican audience?

 For Sh  For Sher erlo lock ck  Holm  Ho lmes es fa fans ns

hadinnerves like that“I’ve firstnever night Toronto,” recalls Clarkson. “Had it not done well, I think immigration  would  woul d have have kicke kicked d us out.” Thankfully, the show did  very well, enab enabling ling the two to remain in the country and eventually take Potted Potter to New York and across the globe. He describes Canadian humour as a midway point between the English and Americans and says the overlap  with Brit Britons’ ons’ “dark cynic cynicism” ism” enabled the show to translate.  Afterr that first night in  Afte Toronto, “we had a feeling it  would  woul d be OK for the res restt of North America,” he says. All that needed to change were a few references to English TV

 While their orig original inal creation tours the world, Clarkson and Turner aren’t resting on their laurels. They just premiered their latest creation, Potted Sherlock, in London’s West End. “I’ve always been a closeted Sherlock fan,” says Clarkson. The performance condenses all 60 of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock stories into one 80-minute show. The performance performanc e capitalizes on a revived interest in the detective via the U.K. series Sherlock, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Cumberbatc h, and Elementary in North American. “When it came back up

shows, “and weLeafs.” made a few references to the Clarkson and Turner opted out of the latest incarnation of Potted Potter. As the show circles back through Toronto this holiday season, their former alternates, Benjamin Stratton and James Percy, are stepping

into pop culture itfor wasus.” a great opportunity

Other project

into the spotlight. Performing the multiple roles demanded by their ambitious retelling for close to a

Former alternates James Percy, left, and Benjamin Stratton take over from show creators Daniel Clarkson and Jeff Turner for Potted Potter’s current run of Toronto shows. CONTRIBUTED

decade, Clarkson and Turner  were ready ready for for a change. change. StratStratton and Percy bring a different perspective for familiar char-

acters. “They bring the energy and keep things fresh.” The change was partially a functional one as well. “We’re

aging slightly now,” he admits. “As much as Jeff wishes he was a boy wizard he looks more like Dumbledore.”

Elton John and partner to walk the aisle again

David Furnish and Elton John attend the Elton John AIDS Foundation’s 13th annual benefit on Oct. 28 in New York. CHARLES SYKES/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Elton John and his partner, Toronto-born David Furnish, plan to tie the knot for a second time, following the legalization of same-sex marriage in Britain. The singer’s spokesman,

partnerships, which carried the same legal status as marriage but without the title. Rules allowing couples in civil partnerships to convert their status to marriage came into effect last week. The

 was introduced introduced in 2005. 2005.  John proposed to Furnish in May 2005 at a dinner party  with friends and family at one of their homes in Old Windsor. Furnish and John entered into a civil partnership on

 John, serves on the board of the Elton John AIDS Foundation. He is also contributing editor for Tatler magazine and a regular columnist for Inter view and GQ. They have two children via

Gary the Farrow, said Wednesday that weekend ceremony  will be private. private. Same-sex couples have been allowed to marry in Britain since March. Previously, gay couples could form civil

change simply requires a bit of paperwork, but couples may hold ceremonies if they wish.  John and Furnish were among the first couples in Britain to seal a civil partnership when the opportunity

Dec. civil 21, 2005, the firstcould day that partnerships be performed in England, in the town of Windsor, Berkshire. Furnish is co-chief of Rocket Pictures and, along with

a surrogate. TheirFurnishson Zachary  Jackson Levon Furnish-John John  was born in December 2010 in California and a second son, Elijah Joseph Daniel Furnish John, was born in January 2013. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS/METRO



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Christopher Husbands is shown in the prisoner’s box as the 12-member jury delivered its unanimous guilty verdict on Wednesday in this artist’s rendering. His lawyer Dirk Derstine says Husbands will appeal. ALEXANDRA NEWBOULD/FOR METRO

Husbands guilty of Husbands 2nd-degree 2nddegree murder murder Eaton Centre shooting. Also found guilty of five counts of aggravated assault, one count of criminal negligence  A man accused in a sho shootin oting g  which  whic h spa sparke rked d pand pandemon emonium ium at Toronto’s landmark Eaton Centre was found guilty Wednesday of second-degree murder in the deaths of two men  who were were killed killed at at the popula popularr downtown mall two years ago. Christopher Husbands was also found guilty of five counts of aggravated assault and one

 vicious bea  vicious beating ting and sta stabbin bbing g months before the mall shooting triggered an intense emotional reaction when he saw two of his assailants in the Eaton Centre. The Crown, meanwhile, had argued that Husbands opened fire at the mall because he was determined to get revenge on the men who had attacked him. Husbands’s PTSD was “far from disabling,” they had countered, and he was in full control of his mental faculties during the shooting, as was demonstrated by video surveillance footage played at the trial. Husbands — who was also found guilty of discharge of firearm — stood in the prisoner’s

count criminalharm. negligence box with hands clasped and seen see n his shaking shakin g his head hea d after af ter causingof bodily The  was second-degree murder convic- the 12-member jury delivered tions carry a sentence of life in their unanimous verdict.  A crit critical ical issue at the tria triall prison with no chance of parole  was Hus Husband bands’s s’s stat state e of of mind mind at for 10 to 25 years. Husbands’ lawyer, Dirk the time of the mall shooting, Derstine, said his client is dis- but his defence lawyers’ arguappointed with the verdict but ment that Husbands was not took solace the jury didn’t con- criminally responsible for the  vict him on the the origi original nal cha charges rges incident was one which caught the Crown off-guard mid-trial. of first-degree murder.  When it beca became me clear that “He was sad. He was hoping for better but certainly the jury Husbands’s lawyers were goat least found that he was not ing down that route following guilty of a planned and deliber- a psychiatrist’s evaluation of ate murder,” Derstine said, add- Husbands, Crown prosecutors had to rush to find their own ing that Husbands will appeal. Husbands had admitted to psychiatrist to assess Husbands fatally shooting Nixon Nirma- in a very short period of time — lendran and Ahmed Hassan a scramble that took place unand wounding five others in beknownst to the jurors. Mental health experts on  June 201 2012, 2, but but had plead pleaded ed not not guilty to all charges. both the defence and Crown His defence lawyers argued sides testified that Husbands the 25-year-old should be found had PTSD, but the extent to  which h it ren render dered ed him inca incappnot criminally responsible by  whic able of appreciating his actions reason of a mental disorder. They had said the post-trau- at the mall was in dispute. The trial heard that Husmatic stress disorder (PTSD) Husbands developed after a bands, who immigrated to Can-

Weighing the evidence

The judge presiding over the case had instructed  jurors to weigh all the evidence before them, including Christopher Husbands’s testimony, the opinions of psychiatrists called by the defence and the Crown, and the video footage from the mall, which he called “the best witness” in the case.

ada at age 11 after being born in Guyana, fell into drug dealing in a rough Toronto neighbourhood.  Jurors  Jur ors heard heard that a turn turning ing point hisattack life was ruary in 2012 on the him,Febin  which Nirm  which Nirmalen alendra dran, n, a child child-hood friend, was one of the assailants. Husbands said at trial he  was goin going g to to deliv deliver er some drug drugss to Nirmalendran but was set upon as soon as he entered an apartment. He testified he was punched, his legs were taped, a gun was held to his head and he was severely beaten and stabbed. The trial heard that Husbands managed to eventually make it out of that apartment and collapsed in a pool of blood on a street, where he was found by a passerby. That attack left him paranoid and fearful, led to flashbacks and a fear of crowds, Husbands testified, and he believed his assailants were out to kill him. Video surveillance footage shows Husbands opening fire, holding a gun with both hands, and pumping several shots into a man lying on the ground. THE CANADIAN PRESS




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Rob Ford’s family has given a $40,000 cheque to a Toronto hospital — proceeds from the last sale of the former mayor’s bobbleheads. His mother, Diane Ford, and his brother, former city councillor Doug Ford, deliv-

The donations are in recognition of the care the hospital has given the former mayor during his battle with cancer. “After 42 years of having my children here and using emergency services ... doctors have been wonder-

and said the former mayor  will soon finish his fifth round of chemotherapy. Rob Ford was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of abdominal cancer in midSeptember and dropped his bid for mayoral re-election

ered the cheque Wednesday at Humber River Hospital, and the family also made a personal donation of $50,000.

ful, and it’s our hospital,” Diane Ford said. Doug Ford confirmed Tuesday that his brother’s tumour has shrunk by half,

shortly afterwards. Instead, he ran for a seat on city council and was voted in during the Oct. 27 municipal election. THE CANADIAN PRESS





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 A manhunt is on for a Bolton man who, according to police, heads the Torontoarea operations of the Mafia family of the late Vito Rizzuto of Montreal. Daniele Carlo Ranieri, 30, of Bolton, and his associate Lucas Day, 41, of Toronto are described by police as armed and dangerous. Police couldn’t locate them when they conducted a series of raids across the GTA that re-


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Mobsters on run armed, dangerous Wanted men. Pair are members of the mob family of the late Vito Rizzuto of Montreal


Lucas Day

sulted in charges against five men. Police said Ranieri took over the Rizzuto operation in Toronto in 2013 after the murder of his former associate, Juan Ramon Fernandez, also known in the GTA as “Joey Bravo.” Fernandez (a.k.a. Joey Bravo) and his associate, Fernando Pimental, formerly of Mississauga, were shot dead in Sicily in April 2013. Ranieri and Fernandez served time together in prison between 2009 and 2011,  when Ranieri was serving time for gambling offences and Fernandez was in prison for a series of drug offences. Ranieri was given a further 60 days for threatening two guards in Collins Bay Penitentiary in Kingston in 2009. Police allege that Ranieri took over Fernandez’s duties after the murder, with involvement in extortion, fraud, obstruction of justice, drug trafficking and firearms

Rizzuto’s past

Vito Rizzuto was considered by police to be Canada’s most powerful mobster when he died suddenly in a Montreal hospital a year ago, at the age of 67. He frequently visited the GTA, where he had relatives, friends and business associates. There was considerable criticism at the time that no autopsy was conducted, since he was in the midst of a lengthy and bloody mob war.

offences. Raids were conducted against the alleged crime group this week by the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit, a task force also involving the RCMP and OPP. Police put a bold face on things on Wednesday afternoon, even though Ranieri and Day remained on the run.  While describing the two as armed and dangerous, police did not indicate the precise charges they are facing. “This is a highly successful example of how police agencies work together where matters of public safety go beyond the border of one city or region,” York Regional Police Chief Eric Joliffe said in a prepared statement. “We’re very proud of our partnership with surrounding police services, and we continue to work together towards the common goal of safe communities for everyone.” TORSTAR NEWS SERVICE




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Free trip around the world? It’s all in a name Elizabeth Gallagher. Nova Scotia woman with tsame name as man’s exgirlfriend gets a worldspanning plane ticket

named Elizabeth Gallagher, booked heavily discounted round-the-world air tickets, but their relationship ended and he didn’t want her ticket to go to waste. The ticket had a strict no-transfer policy, but since passport information

month on the popular Reddit  At firs firstt the new Eliza Elizabeth beth social media website, and re- Gallagher thought a trip with ceived thousands of emails, a stranger whose ex-girlfriend’s including 18 from actual Eliza- name is the same as hers was beth Gallaghers with Canadian “crazy” but she hit it off with passports.  Axani afte  Axani afterr talk talking ing on the He’s now chosen his travel phone with him for hours. mate, Elizabeth Quinn GalThe trip is scheduled to start

 A To Toront ronto o man has final finally ly found Ms. Right — sort of. Last May Jordan Axani, 28, and his then girlfriend,

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lagher, a 23-year-old from Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia. “It’s strictly a platonic trip. It’s going to be great,” Axani said.

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Flight cut short, RCMP cite unruly passenger

The federal government has introduced long-awaited regulations aimed at reducing deadly train collisions at level crossings. The regulations, to take full effect over the next seven years, establish con-

Police were called to the Halifax Stanfield Internationall Airport on Internationa  Wednes  We dnesday day over an unrul unruly y passengerr who allegedly passenge assaulted two flight attendants on an Air Canada flight to Toronto from London.

sistent grade crossing safety standards across Canada and clarify the responsibilities of rail companies and road authorities. Transport Canada says the regulations will improve safety at approximately 14,000 public and 9,000 private grade crossings along 42,650 kilometres of railway track.

RCMP Sgt.  Al Lebl Leblanc ancspokesman said the fligh flight t made an unscheduled landing at the airport just before 12:30 p.m. He said a 30-year-old woman from South Africa was taken into custody from the plane for allegedly assaulting two flight attendants. No other details were provided. METRO

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People who assault transit drivers can expect to do more  jail time in 2015, provided a new bill becomes law. Sponsored by Sen. Bob Runciman, the Bill S-221  would encourage judges to hand down stricter sentences to those convicted of attacking bus drivers and other transit operators. Runciman said assaulting transit workers puts the entire public at risk. “2011 is the last year we have stats for, but there w ere over 2,000 reported assaults, 80 per cent of which were in the vehicle,” he said. “And in that case, it’s not just the driver who is in danger. It could be a pedestrian, a cyclist or someone in a car travelling in the other direction.” The Conservative senator introduced the bill last fall. It’s since passed the Senate and Runciman is confident it  will become law by February. February. Brad Ross, a spokesman

for the Toronto Transit Commission, said Bill S-221 has the full support of the TTC. “On average, about one TTC employee is assaulted or threatened every day over a matter of less than $3,” Ross told Metro. On Wednesday morning, a TTC bus driver in Toronto  was beaten and robbed by a  would-be passenger following what police described as a “fare dispute.” The man reportedly dragged the driver to the ground outside the bus and kicked him repeatedly before fleeing. The driver was taken to hospital but is expected to recover. The suspect remains at large, but the TTC has given police security footage of the incident. “Police take these matters as seriously as we do and we are confident the assailant  will be apprehended, apprehended,”” Ross said. LUKE SIMCOE/METRO


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Trial. Jur Trial. J ury y co con nti tin nue uess to deliberate Magnotta’s fate The jury at Luka Rocco Magnotta’s murder trial appeared to focus on the mental disorder defence Wednesday as it asked a pointed question before ending a second day of deliberations without a verdict.

 yer argues argues he should should be found found not criminally responsible because he is schizophrenic and couldn’t tell right from wrong. The judge had told the jurors that they should start their  work by focus focusing ing on the not

“Is a personality disorder a disease of the mind as a matter of law?” the jurors asked the  judge  judg e as they emer emerged ged from their deliberation deliberations. s. Quebec Superior Court Justice Guy Cournoyer answered “yes” and sent them back to deliberate further. Magnotta has admitted to killing and dismembering Jun Lin in May 2012 but his law-

criminally responsible issue. Cournoyer also said they  would need to answ  would answer er two questions for the mental disorder defence to be accepted. Firstly,, is it more likely than not Firstly Magnotta was suffering from a mental disorder at the time of the offence? And secondly, did the disorder make him incapable of knowing the acts were  wrong?  wron g? THE CANADIAN PRESS


 Alberta’s  Alberta ’s Oppos Opposition ition lead leader er and eight of her Wildrose caucus members are joining

nesday and “the caucuses have agreed to unite under a set of aligned values and principles.” Prentice and Smith are calling the move the “unification of Alberta’ Alberta’ss conservatives.” The defections leave the

the government of Premier  Jim Prentice Pren tice..  A joint joint news news rele release ase say sayss Danielle Smith resigned as Wildrose leader Wed-

 Wild  Wildrose rose with five sitting sitti ng members in the legislature. The Liberals also have five members and the NDP have four. THE CANADIAN PRESS

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metronews.ca Thursday, December 18, 2014


‘We can attach her name again to this conversation’ graphic image of the teenaged girl, who died last year following a suicide attempt.

Rehtaeh Parsons. A directive from the Nova Scotia attorney general allows name of teen cyberbullying victim to be reported  When a judge judge place placed d a public publicaation ban on Rehtaeh Parsons’ identity, Glen Canning began  wearing  wear ing a T-shir T-shirtt to court court bearbearing his daughter’s name in a campaign that ended Wednesday as reporting restrictions in the child pornography case  were ease eased. d. For Canning, a directive from Nova Scotia’s attorney general allowing Parsons’ name to be reported was a relief. “We can attach her name

Rehtaeh Parsons is shown in a handout photo. HO-FACEBOOK/THE CANADIAN PRESS

other forums will not be prosecuted, unless the girl’s name is used in a derogatory way.  A judge put the mandato mandatory ry

both of the girls’ parents wanted her identity public and her case had been widely reported. Last month, the Halifax

again this conversation and ban oncase Parsons’ identity in men May that’s to just fantastic,” Canning in the of two young said.  who were char charged ged with child  Attorne  Atto rney y Gene General ral Lena pornography offences, even Metlege Diab says breaches though he said his decision of the ban by the media or in “serves no purpose” because

Chronicle-Herald Chronicle-He rald identified Parsons as the victim in the case  when one of the youn young g men pleaded guilty in youth court. He will be sentenced in January for distributing a sexually

The other young man was given a conditional discharge for making child pornography. Canning said he believes the decision by the ChronicleHerald and at least two other media outlets to publish his daughter’s name tipped the balance. He said the ban shut down debate on the issues of the case and the confusion even led some high schools to cancel his appearances to talk about cyberbullying. Canning said the decision  would  woul d also help free up the  work of an orga organiza nization tion he started last month with Rehtaeh’s mother, Leah Parsons. The Rehtaeh Parsons Society aims to address the prevalence of cyberbullying, youth sexual  viol  violence enceamong and theyoung distribut distr ibution ion of of images people. THE CANADIAN PRESS

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Stateless Yukon man looks at applying for refugee status Lost Canadians. Don Chapman, the group’s founder, estimates there could be 50 or 60 people across Canada in a similar situation Donovan McGlaughlin wants Canadians to keep an open mind as he explains why he may have to apply as a political refugee in the country he’s called home for his 60 years. McGlaughlin’s father was First Nation, his mother Caucasian, and both were anarchists who didn’t want to register his birth because they feared

 Yukon, residen  Yukon, resident, t, who said he’s been caught up in a lifelong bureaucratic nightmare that has prevented him from obtaining any form of identification, including a healthcare card. He said his problem came to a head even before he  was hit by a series of heart heart attacks that have resulted in up to $130,000 in bills. Nobody in government, it seems, has yet been able to help him, said McGlaughlin,  who said applying as a political refugee may be his last option. “What else is there? I mean I’m stateless. I have no rights within my own country,” said McGlaughlin. His lack of status and medical troubles also have terri-

he would be taken away from them and end up in a residential school, he said. The ramifications of their decision have been far reaching for the Dawson City,

torial and federal government bill collectors knocking on his door, looking for money from the man who has never held a full-time job. McGlaughlin said he had

Taxation problems are now his family’s latest worry. Documents show the Canada Revenue Agency and  Yukon  Yuko n governm government ent wrote his partner, Julie Dugrenier, asking her for McGlaughlin’s Social Insurance Number and 2012 tax return to determine  whether she was entitled to tax benefits for their three children. In an Oct. 21 letter, the revenue agency followed up, demanding Dugrenier repay $2,249.50.  As for his refugee application, McGlaughlin was told that all applications must be delivered in person to a Citizenship and Immigration office, an ordeal for somebody  who lives lives in the North, North, doesn’t doesn’t Pictured in Dawson City, Yukon, from left, River, Jeb (back) and Maverick McGlaughlin, their mother Julie Dugrenier and father Don McGlaughlin. COURTESY TINA PROCE/THE CANADIAN PRESS

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2010, but he suffered a nearfatal heart attack. The inter view was rescheduled rescheduled to early

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International gathering opposes Israeli actions Geneva. International

conference rebukes Israel for colonizing land occupied by Palestinians Israel suffered back-to-back diplomatic setbacks in Europe on Wednesday as Palestinians headed to the United Nations to try to set a two-year deadline for an Israeli withdrawal. In Geneva, the international community delivered a stinging rebuke to Israel’s settlement construction in the West Bank and east Jerusalem, saying the practice violates Israel’s responsibilitiess as an occupying responsibilitie power. The declaration adopted by the conference of the Fourth Geneva Convention, which governs the rules of war and military occupation, emphasized a prohibition on colonizing occupied land and insisted that international humanitarian law be obeyed in areas af-

fected by the conflict between Israel and Palestinians. It called for “all serious violations” to be investigated and those responsible for breaches to be brought to justice. “This is a signal, and we can hope that words count,” said Swiss ambassador Paul Fivat,  who chaired chaired the the one-da one-day y meeting. The U.S. and Israel did not take part. Israel’s UN Mission blasted the gathering, saying: “It confers legitimacy on terrorist organizations and dictatorial regimes wherever they are,  while cond condemni emning ng a democr democratatic country fighting terrorism in accordance with international law.” In Luxembourg, mean while,, a European  while European Union Union court court ordered the Palestinian group Hamas removed from the EU terrorist list for procedural reasons but said the 28-nation bloc can maintain asset freezes against Hamas members for now.

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Sony shelves The Interview Controversy. Following terrorist threats by hackers the studio has cancelled movie release

James Franco, centre left, as Dave, and Seth Rogen as Aaron, in Columbia Pictures’ The Interview. COLUMBIA PICTURES-SONY, ED ARAQUEL/THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP

NEXUS. Tra Travel vel to U.S. to be easier for some Canadians Travelling to the United States by air will be easier for some Canadian passengers, thanks to a new federal government initiative unveiled Wednesday. NEXUS card holders and other low-risk trusted travellers who have already undergone extensive background checks will have access to dedicated screening lines at four of the country’s busiest airports, Transport Minister Lisa Raitt said. The trusted travellers include members of the Canadian and American armed forces, uniformed airline crews and members of the U.S. Global Entry travel program. In addition, upgraded NEXUS kiosks will provide faster, more reliable and effi-

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 Under the threat of terr  Under terror or attacks from hackers and with  America’  Amer ica’ss lar largest gest mul multipl tiplex ex chains pulling the film from their screens, Sony Pictures

Entertainment took the unprecedented step of cancelling the Dec. 25 release of the Seth Rogen comedy The Interview. The cancellation announced  Wednes  We dnesday day was a star startlin tling g blow to the Hollywood studio that has been shaken by hacker leaks and intimidations over the last several weeks by an anonymous group calling itself Guardians of Peace.  A U.S. official official said said WednesWednes-

day that federal investigators have now connected the Sony hacking to North Korea and are expected to make an announcement in the near future. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the official  was not auth authoriz orized ed to open openly ly discuss an ongoing criminal case. Sony said it was cancelling The Interview release “in light of the decision by the majority

of our exhibitors not to show the film.” “We are deeply saddened at this brazen effort to suppress the distribution of a movie, and in the process do damage to our company, our employees, and the American public,” read the statement. “We stand by our filmmakers and their right to free expression and are extremely disappointed by this outcome.” THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


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HER NAME IS REHTAEH PARSONS The father of the late Rehtaeh Parsons explains why he has reason to smile today after the courts said people p eople can publish his daughter’s daughter ’s name — as long as they do so with respect ing started, Min ister Diab didn’t waste any time — they were going to issue a directive on the publication ban on Rehtaeh’s name.  After everything that happened in the past year, I had no expectations going in — not one. Before the meeting I wr ote on Twitter “Rehtaeh Parsons is her name. Today I’m hoping to get my daughter’s name back.”  You’re  You ’re reading her her name now because that  wish came true. Her name is back. It was an emotionall moment when Diab told us what emotiona they were about to do and read the statement she was about to release. “If Ms. Parsons’ name is used in a respec tful way, the Direc tor of Public Prosecutions  will not prosecute any violation violation of the ban.” ban.” If  we were asked to word it, the release would be exactly the same. Today I can at least smile a little. People showed courage and leadership and stood up for us and our daughter. As soon as I left the

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My daughter’s name is Rehtaeh Parsons. I ca n send this column to Metro knowing it won’t be redacted or the article ref used for violating a publication ban. I can final ly say her name without the uneasiness of breaking the law and being charged. Since April I lived with the fear of havi ng a police officer knock on my door and tell me I’m under arrest. To be honest, that fear included the look on the officer’s face telli ng me police thought the ban as ridiculous as I did. Everyone knows Rehtaeh’s name but for the past eight months, no one wanted to come out and say it. Even her friends feared they  would be arrested for wishing Rehtaeh a happy birthday on Facebook. That’s how grey it was. It has been a dark cloud to live under: Having high schools cancel talks about cyberbullying and consent because there was a publication ban in effect; the media erasing her name from the Internet; television segments showing my blurred face as I spoke about my daughter with her name bleeped out. It was frustrating, to say the least. But today we finally have something to smile about.

Leah Parsons leads a memorial walk for her daughter Rehtaeh in Cole Harbour in April.

Rehtaeh Parsons is her name — my daughter’s name. I can say it now, and write it now, and talk about her openly on the radio, on tele vision, in print, and online. online.  Wednesday morning, I meet with the


Nova Scotia Attorney General and Minister of  Justice Lena Diab, Diab, as well as the Director of Public Prosecutions Martin Herschorn. They had asked to meet with me and Rehtaeh’s mom, Leah, on Monday. When t he meet-

meeting, I called Halifax freelance journalist Ryan Van Horne and thanked him. He took a big risk when he put himself out there and broke the ban on Rehtaeh’s name. I loved my daughter with all my hear t and soul. There will never be another Rehtaeh Parsons — not in name, not in the way she lived, and not in the way she died. Being able to openly and honestly talk about her and her story will go a long way in making sure of that.

Ruling on cellphone searches

The Supreme Court recently ruled that police can look at your cellphone without a warrant. Metro reached out to two experts for analysis of the decision

HAVE HA VE A CELLPHONE? READ THIS Lorne Goldstein, lawyer

A CHILLING IMPLICATION IMPLICA TION James Turner, crime journalist

 Anyone who  Anyone who take takess pictur pictures, es, wri writes tes ema emails, ils, keeps notes or does Internet searches on a cellphone should pay attention to the recent decision of the Supreme Court of Canada in the case of Her Majesty the Queen v. Fearon. The judges ruled 4-3 that the contents of a cellphone can be searched incident to an arrest if (1) the arrest is lawful, (2) the search is actually incidental to the arrest and not for some other hidden purpose, (3) the nature and extent of the search are particular to the purpose of the arrest, and (4) the police take careful notes so that the search can be reviewed by a judge at trial. The extent of the police search was of particular concern to the dissenting justices who recognized the unique nature of cellphones

It remains to be seen how many clicks on the photo icon or the Safari search history menu is too many. In the Fearon case, the phone was unlocked. Future cases will have to consider how much pressure the arresting officers can put on a detainee to unlock his phone for the purposes of a search. If the now lawful search would be frustrated by a password, can the police compel the owner to unlock the phone in the same  way they can comp compel el the the drive driverr of a car car to open a door?  This question, and others, will have to be answered by trial judges seeking to apply the new law where the rubber meets the road: The courtrooms. Lorn  Lornee Golds Goldstein tein is a partn partner er at at

It would be far easier to stomach the Supreme Court’s new guidelines for warrantless police searches of cellphones if every arrest investigators made led to a charge and then public prosecution.  But that’s not the way our justice system  workss — and the top cour  work court’s t’s ruli ruling ng last last Frid Friday ay leaves a potential for serious police overreach into the private lives of citizens for the sheer sake of gathering intelligence. It’s not difficult to see how the process of holding police to account for these searches could become somewhat murky, and a door to potential misconduct could crack open. This is so because it’s not always the case people placed under arrest will be charged with a crime and prosecuted in open court, where a

phone and catalogue for their own uses what information they found on it.  What’s dangerous is that the person arrested and released without charge has no recourse to challenge the validity of the search in court or have their privacy restored; once their privacy’s been taken, it’s gone. “What a police officer sees simply cannot be unseen, even if there is justification provided after the fact,” Toronto lawyer Omar Ha-Redeye wrote in a thoughtful commentary to the court’s ruling. The implications of this are chilling. Given the vast amount of personal data we now store on cellphones, we were better off with police needing warrants to search them — just as they still must to search homes, computers and other personal, private prop-

and the information they carry. the majority were content to set theHowever, law broadly and trust the police to exercise self-restraint.

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Turning tragedy into comix Books. Art Spiegelman says the dark, personal nature of his graphic



Pages from Maus form the centrepiece of the Spiegelman retrospective at the Art Gallery of Ontario. CO-MIX: A Retrospective provides insight into how they were made, with early treatments and sketches presented next to many of the dozens of pages.

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 Art S piege lman like s tel ling long stories. He’s the creator of Maus, the only graphic novel ever to win a Pulitzer Prize. It is, by design, a long story.  Ask him about it, as Metro did during one of his rare visits to Canada, and it leads to a lengthy conversation about art, tragedy, and, inevitably, the Holocaust. Spiegelman is a chatty man, which might come as a surprise to anyone who’s read his intensely personal, dark works.  As he talks priva tely in a side room at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto,  whic h is showi ng a retrospective of more than 300 pieces of his work, the former chain smoker puffs on an e-cigarette, looking distinguished with his waistcoat and grey goatee. Earlier, in an interview  with more memb ers of the media, he chuckled  when he talke d about being “trapped” by Maus, the thing he made. But it established him as one of the most important figures in his medium, gaining him a special Pulitzer in 1992. The personal nature of Spiegelman’s work is a vital part of it, he later says.

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It draws on his background as a seminal figure in North American underground comix, as he prefers to spell them. “To be able to do comix that were personal seemed to invite and build a different kind of storytelling,” he

time. It came from an ambition to create “a very long comic book that needed a bookmark and could be reread.” Its creation is, in itself, a long story, starting in 1972 with Funny Animals, an underground comic that

 Jews as mice and Nazi s as cats. Soon afterward, he wrote and drew Prisoner On The Hell Planet, as a way of recovering suppressed memories of his mother’s suicide. “I just grabbed paper and

gelman says he’s “not that competent” as an illustrator. He’s happy to call himself a “cartoonist” or “comics artist” but he’s more of an all-round storyteller, changing his style each time he tackles a new sub ject. He calls it a “process of reinventing the wheel.” “Everything I do leaves

explains. Maus is the story of his parents’ experiences during the Holocaust, including their time at Auschwitz, and how Spiegelman inter viewe d his fa ther ab out th at

featured anthropomorphic creatures. Invited to submit a story, Spiegelman chose a bedtime tale of Jewish life under Nazi Germany, entitling it Maus. It depicts

started getting it down as it came to me,” Spiegelman says. “I had to do it.” By the end of the decade, the two works had come together in the longer-form Maus. Interestingly, Spie-

me collapsing at the end and having to reinvent myself,” he says. “It’s difficult to keep doing that as we move on in the world and your bones get weary.”


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Helping interfaith couples Helping make it through December Advice. Author of In Faith and in Doubt says

is quite religious and I go to church every year with my mother-in-law,” explains McGowan, who says his wife was a Southern Baptist when they married 23 years ago. “For me, going to church with her  was a perfec perfectly tly fine compromcompromise and a way to honour a part of our family.”

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 with Joseph Joseph GordonGordon-Levi Levitt tt in a producer’s role.  At one poin pointt it had been thought that Gordon-Levitt  would  woul d take on the main par partt too, but with Gaiman publicly ruminating on other possible choices, that may not have been the case. Gaiman has long been on the lookout for potential Morpheus actors, the author explained in conversation with the U.K.’s Radio Times. “There  was a time John Johnny ny Depp  would’ve  woul d’ve been been a great great Morp Morpheheus, but now he’s too old and it’s fine.” AFP Tom Hiddleston GETTY IMAGES FILE


Ava Lee series heads to CBC TV CBC-TV plans to adapt Canadian author Ian Hamilton’s Ava Lee crime thriller series. The female protagonist is a fearless Chinese-Canadian forensic accountant who lives in Toronto and is gay. House of  Anansi Press says Strada Films has struck a de velopme nt deal with the CBC for a limited series. THE CANADIAN PRESS

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The holidays can be particularly stressful for couples who don’t share the same spiritual or religious views. Should an atheist attend midnight mass  with the in-laws in-laws?? Are Christmas trees or menorahs OK?  Without clear expect expectations, ations, getting through December  with your nerves intact can can be challenging. “Everybody has to negotiate — neither partner can declare everything non-negotiable. That’s not OK,” says Dale McGowan, a longtime atheist and the author of the book In Faith and in Doubt. “What they have to do is pick and


choose.” McGowan shares his thoughts on how couples can respect both of their belief systems and strengthen their relationship in the process. Should everyone attend services? McGowan says every couple should talk about their negotiables and non-negotiables. “My wife’s extended family

Some things can’t be compromised: “If you have an atheist who had a painful separation from religion, it can be really difficult for someone to attend church,” he says. “People have to respect that.” If you or your partner feel like you absolutely cannot participate in religious activities, it’s vital that you talk about it. Mutual respect is key: “Sometimes I hear people say, ‘Sometimes I struggle with this because I can’t respect  what my partne partnerr believes. believes.’’ But  you don’t don’t have to agree agree on beliefs, what you do have to say is, ‘I respect my partner.’”


Judy Blume pens book for adults  Judy Blume is re turning to the grown-up section. The author’s first adult novel since 1998 is coming out in June. Publisher Alfred A. Knopf announced Monday that the novel In the Unlikely Event will be set in the early 1950s in Blume’s native New Jersey and  will tell of a series of mysterious plane crashes. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS



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The original Bachelorette shares her secrets for love       3       4

being able to take a breath or the ability to move, see and hear,” she says.

Attitude of gratitude. Trista Sutter’s reality TV success has a lot to do with her outlook EMILY LAURENCE Metro in New York City

It’s been over a decade since Trista Sutter met and fell in love with her now-husband, firefighter Ryan Sutter, on the first season of The Bachelorette. As one of the few people who found lasting love through reality TV, people are constantly asking her what her secret is. Sutter released the book Happily Ever After: The Life-Changing Power of a Grateful Heart (out in paperback Dec. 30). Here are a few of her tips: Appreciate the little things “People think I have a fairytale life because of how I met

my husband, our wedding and things like that. But it’s really about the little things,” Sutter tells us. She says that  when she was in college, she started keeping a gratitude  journal, listing five things she  was thankful for each day, a practice she still continues. “It got me into the mentality of thinking of what I’m grateful for, not just having a husband and having a family, but

Spread social media goodness Piggybacking off her gratitude journal idea, Sutter started posting her favourite part of the day on her social media channels five years ago, a nightly ritual she’s still doing. “I’ve noticed a lot of other people taking on that (practice), too,” Sutter says. Posting it online means you hold yourself accountable so  you don’t slack off and stop doing it; if you do, your followers will notice. Outwardly express gratitude Sutter says another key to personal happiness is actively saying thank you to the people around you for things they do that are often taken for granted. Recently, she teamed up with CoffeeMate to surprise night shift workers with coffee and she says

doing something nice for others in turn made her feel good. “They were just so thankful for being recognized. ... (My husband) Ryan is a nightshift worker, so I know all too well what they sacrifice. Being able to sit down with the people we visited and have a conversation and be able to thank them  was such a fun gift,” she says. Brush off the haters Of course being a Bachelor and Bachelorette alum means Sutter still encounters haters. “Even today, I posted something and someone said a really mean comment like, ‘Let’s just call it what it is, The Sluterette.’ Seriously? The show has been on the air for how long and how old are  we? Just give me a break.” break.” But  while the negativity is tough to ignore, Sutter is still proud of her time on the show. “I’m so grateful for it,” she says. “I  was truly there to meet Ryan and fall in love.”

Trista Sutter says one of the keys to her happiness is thanking people around her for things that are often taken for granted.  GETTY IMAGES



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Hashtag or no hashtag, I just checked and the Internet remains safely unbroken. But that doesn’t mean this image of Kim Kardashian’s physics-defying derriere hasn’t broken something deep inside of me. Could be my spirit, could be my brain, tough to say. Although Ms. Kardashian may not have wrecked the Internet, she did sear this image into our collective consciousness. So … good job? (On the other hand, the designer of that dress may have been saddened that we all assumed it was a trash bag at first.) NED EHRBAR/METRO IN HOLLYWOOD

Kim, Shia and other 2014 pop-culture moments LaBeouf is not famous anymore #IamSorry

Ellen’s Oscar selfie didn’t the Internet, but it did tweet its way tobreak a record

Professionally, 2014 was a mixed bag for Shia LaBeouf. While his full-frontal work in Lars Von Trier’s two-part Nymphomaniac didn’tgenerate much excitement, his Second World  War tank drama, Fury, was a bona fide hit. But all that Shia LaBeouf GETTY IMAGES  was easily overshadowed overshado wed by the much more entertaining Shia LaBeouf Show going on throughout the  year in Berlin, L.A. and New York York.. Whether he  was using a paper bag on his his head head to announce

Speaking of breaking the Net, that’s  what  Academy  Awards host Ellen DeGeneres claimed she was trying to do with her starstudded selfie taken during the telecast — or at least, she was trying to break Twitter. The candid photo of DeGeneres along with Jennifer Lawrence, Channing Tatum, Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Bradley Cooper, Kevin Spacey, Brad Pitt, Lupita Nyong’o, Lupita Nyong’o’s brother and part of Jared Leto became the most ret weeted photo of all time and ground Twitter’s Twitter’s servers to a halt. The photo had been retweeted 3.37 million times.

that he’swith Not Famous Anymore, having or staring contests strangers in art galleries, getting arrested outside Broadway musicals, LaBeouf was tough to ignore. NED EHRBAR



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Solange’s smackdown in an elevator cage match with Jay-Z

Bieber beats the odds

May 5, 2014: The surveillance footage seen round the world. On their way out of a Met Gala after-party, Solange Knowles lunges past sister Beyoncé to unleash hell on brotherin-law Jay-Z — and TMZ got its hands on the footage. Sadly, much like the rumours of marital strife that swirled around Beyoncé and Jay-Z all summer, this slap-fight heard round the world may have been faked solely to boost ticket sales for their tour. But whatever, Solange knows how to put on a show — as if her wedding photos alone weren’t enough proof of that. NED EHRBAR

 Justin Bieber deserves credit for at at least one thing: After starting off 2014 with this ridiculous, glassy-eyed mug shot in Miami, when he  was arrested for drag-racing, drag-racing, driving under the influence and whiningly resisting arrest, I was pretty sure he wouldn’t make it to December without ending up in jail or rehab. Although he did manage to juggle multiple pending court cases for DUI, assaulting a driver and egging his neighbour’s house, Canada’s little scamp managed to make it out of 2014 unscathed — unless  you count his recent bleach job. NED EHRBAR

Jay-Z, Beyoncé and Solange all looked composed when they arrived at the Met Gala. GETTY IMAGES


Will the reborn Stephen Colbert call a truce on his Canada cracks? Tonight, Stephen Colbert is set to (probably) kill off Stephen Colbert, the ignorant and indignant right-wing shouter. By all accounts, in real life, Colbert is a kinder sort, so we’ll likely Stephen Colbert GETTY IMAGES avoid any more of his jabs at Canada. Our favourites include these gems:                                           sex acts. ANDREW FIFIELD/METRO



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Bueller, Private Ryan ‘saved’ by 󿬁lm registry Film preservation. U.S. Library of Congress announces the films it plans to preserve in 2014 Saving Private Ryan and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off are among 25 movies being inducted this year into the National Film Registry for long-term preservation, the U.S. Library of Congress announced Wednesday. The library selected films for their cultural, historic or esthetic qualities. This year’s selections span the years 1913 to 2004. They include such familiar and popular titles as The Big Lebowski and Willy  Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, while others were milestones in film history. Stephen Spielberg’s Saving Private Ryan from 1998  was chosen in part for its ultra-realism with scenes depicting “war as hell.” On a lighter note, the comedy Ferris Bueller’s Day Off from 1986 was chosen as the first film on the registry from the

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late director John Hughes. Curators noted Ferris Bueller emerged as one of the great teen heroes of film. The oldest selection dates to 1913 and is believed to be the earliest surviving feature film starring black actors.  Vaudevillian  Vaud evillian Bert Williams gathered with black performers in New York City to make the film Bert Williams Lime Kiln Club Field Day. The film  was discovered discovered 100 100 years later in the film vault at the Mu-

seum of Modern Art. The Library of Congress runs a major film preservation effort at its audio-visual conservation centre built inside a Cold War-era bunker in Culpeper, Va. With this year’s additions, the National Film Registry now includes 650 films — a small part of the library’s motion picture collection, which contains 1.3 million items. “By preserving these films,  we protect a crucial element

of American creativity, culture and history,” Librarian of Congress James Billington said in announcing the new selections. Some of the most endangered films are silent films.  A report from the library l ast  year found 70 per cent of t he nation’s silent feature films have been lost and only 14 per cent still exist in their original 35 mm format. The silent films selected for preservation this year

include The Dragon Painter from 1919, starring Holly wood’s first Asian star, Sessue Hayakawa, and the 1916 silent film Shoes, which examined poverty and prostitution, curators said. Other films were chosen for their cultural significance.  A 1976 independent film entitled Please Don’t Bury Me  Alive! that was chosen for the registry is considered by historians to be the first Chicano feature film. Set in a San Antonio barrio, filmmaker Efrain Gutierrez explored his story as a young Chicano man, questioning his people’s place in society at the end of the  Vietnam War as thousands of his Latino brethren returned home in coffins. Others faced segregation, poor schools and a justice system that was filling prisons with Chicanos. The filmmakers were angry  with how Hollywood portrayed Mexican Americans. “We were invisible in our own national culture,” Gutierrez said in a written statement. “We were being buried alive.” THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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They’re real and they’re spectacular



Britney Spears’ new Woman’s Health magazine cover was met nearly immediately by speculation that she’d benefited from some enhancement by the Photoshop department. So the magazine put out a video from behind the scenes of the shoot, hoping to put such talk to rest. And honestly, the woman’s been doing a regular Vegas show for a while, so why are we skeptical of her abs being, as the magazine cover exclaims, “insane”? Yours would be, too, with that work schedule.

Angelina hires online bodyguard for brood  


Joey Fatone is out of sync on Justin and Jessica’s baby news There’s at least one member of *NSYNC who might be dropped from Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel’s Christmas card list, as Joey Fatone went and announced the couple’s pregnancy before they could. “He told me a while ago, and I kept my mouth shut, but I can talk about it now,” Fatone tells InTouch. I’m just guessing here,  Joey, but I’m pretty sure  when Justin said you can talk about it now he didn’t


mean to a tabloid. Your baby shower gift better be pretty spectacular, is all I’m saying. Fatone, by the way, is super-stoked for the couple. “Jessica is awesome, and Justin is a kid at heart,” he says.  Yeah,  Yea h, about that. that. A lesslessidentifiable source tells the National Enquirer that Biel is a bit concerned Timberlake isn’t quite ready for all this parenting stuff. “They’ve spent little time together during Jessica’s pregnancy” because of

Timberlake’s ongoing Timberlake’s concert tour, the source says. “Justin pretends he doesn’t have a care, but you can see how antsy he is. He knows it  won’t be long long before his life changes. Now she’s concerned it might be more than Justin can handle.” Rest assured, Fatone will let us know about it first.

 Angelina Jolie admits she’s not terribly Internet-savvy, so to make sure her six kids are being safe online, she brings in professional help. “We have someone who monitors that,” she tells People magazine, explaining that neither she nor husband Brad Pitt have any sort of social media presence. “It’s a scary world. It’s so beyond what  we understand. understand.  We wouldn’t wouldn’t even know  what to look for.” Well, cyber-bullying by Scott Rudin  would be one thing I’d  watch out for for if I were her.

Mindy Kaling debuts the Wreath Witherspoon on The Mindy Project. Below, Instagrammers have been posting their own versions of the wreath.


Reese is a fan of Mindy’s Wreath Witherspoon Mindy Kaling has launched a new holiday tradition,  with the introduction introduction of the  Wreath  Wrea th Witherspoon Witherspoon on The Mindy Project last week.  And now the crafty home decoration — a traditional Christmas wreath adorned  with photos of Oscar-winning Oscar-winning

actress Reese Witherspoon — has been given the seal of approval by Witherspoon herself. Witherspoon reposted Kaling’s Instagram of various fan interpretations of the gag exclaiming, “Love it!” Maybe she’ll even be making one herself this year.

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Throwing Marsala into your mix Hue oughta know

Style. How to incorporate Pantone’s colour of the year into your wardrobe

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 When hearing hearing the word word “Marsala,” one may think of an Italian chicken dish or rich red wine. However, Pantone’s recent unveiling of the 2015 colour of the year will surely leave the fashion world hearing (and seeing) a whole lot more of the perplexingly named hue. In fact, Marsala is poised to become one of the hottest and most in-demand colours of the New Year. So what does a new musthave shade and Pantone’s stamp of approval mean for you and your wardrobe? For one, it means switching up your black basics for something a little richer and slightly spicier spicier.. But fashionable friends, there’s no need to sweat. Metro has you covered — and stylishly so.  You’ll  Yo u’ll see plen plenty ty of of this bold and spicy brown-red on shelves, and in windows, as early as later this month. It never takes long for retailers to start featuring the New Year’s official colour, especially especially with the holidays so near. From kitchenware and home decor to fashion and beauty — you’ll have nothing but choice when it comes to  what may very well be your new signature shade. For ladies who crave a pop of

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Making the best of the bold

“For a neutral look, consider pairing the shade with other warm-toned colours such as deep brown, beige or pea green.” green.” Christie Ressel Professional image consultant

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colour but appreciate subtlety, Marsala will be your new best friend. The shade complements fair complexions and richens deep ones, making it a colour  worthy  wort hy of both your your wardr wardrobe obe and makeup makeu p bag.  According  Accor ding to prof professi essional onal image consultant Christie Ressel, Kylie Jenner has been a huge fan over the last few

months, regularly donning overdrawn lipstick in muted red-brown. The Jenner sister’s regular Instagram updates and paparazzi snaps have only added to the colour’s popularity in the beauty world. Ressel also shares that Marsala is “muted” and “has a refined quality”, making it pop in accessories and standout in

separates. “For a neutral look, consider pairing the shade with other warm-toned colours such as deep brown, beige or pea green,” says Ressel. For more of a statement look, she advises opting for lilac, dusty rose or sky blue.  While its name name may may be be new to the world of fashion, the colour itself has been seen on fall and winter runways for years. Like black, Marsala can easily be used as a wardrobe staple in “wine-coloured boots, leather bags and leather coats,” according to sought-after fashion stylist Talia Brown. She describes the shade as be-

ing, “very much in the brown family” and praises its ability to be both stark and subtle. Brown recommends that men incorporate Marsala into their wardrobes in the forms of ties, scarves, and belts or even printed dress socks. Challenge yourself to step away from the black, put down the grey and reach for Marsala in 2015. You’ll be perfectly ontrend while investing in classic pieces that are set to withstand the test of time. It’s not often a single shade accomplishes both, so be on the lookout for Pantone’s colour of the year at your favourite stores next month.


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falo Hat” proved to be such a talking point that the singer later sold it on eBay, where it was bought up by fast food chain Arby’s for $44,100, with proceeds going to charity.

Adidas Global sportswear brand  Adidas  Adid as Orig Originals inals snap snapped ped up  Williams  Willi ams for a limite limited-ed d-edition ition collaboration unveiled this September with new product packages revealed each month throughout October, November and December.

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Surprise Santa with something a bit more original

White Chocolate and Rosemary Truffles. The guy in the red suit will appreciate these sweet little bites a lot more than boring cookies

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in a small pan and bring to a boil — this is important, other wise the gana ganache che won’ won’tt thicke thicken n  when beat beaten. en. Put the choco chocolate late into a heatproof bowl. Pour over the cream and rosemary and stir once or twice. 2. Set the bowl over a pan pan of  very gent gently ly simmering simmering water, water, add the corn syrup and butter. Let melt, stirring once or twice to combine. Set aside until cooled to room temperatur temperature. e. 3. Discard the rosemary. When

cool, beat the mixture mixture with an electric mixer until soft, fluffy, and paler in colour. Pour into a lightly oiled disposable foil container (7 inches x 5 inches) and put into the refrigerator to set. 4.  Lay out a large piece of

parchment paper on your counter and dust liberally with confectioners’ sugar.

This recipe makes 30 chocolates.


5.  Retrieve the foil container

from the refrigerator and snip its edges so that that you can carefully peel them away. Turn Turn out the truffle block onto a board. Cut into 1 1/4-inch cubes (you’ll need to clean clean the knife  with pape paperr towel towelss ever everyy few cuts) and transfer the truffles to the parchment paper as you go.

four paper cups and arrange in lidded boxes. Store in the refrigerator, where they can last for up to two weeks.







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6. Dust the truffle cubes with

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Castle Group’s new boutique condominium residences at Bayview  Village  Vill age will will consist consist of a terraced midrise structure highlighted with lush landscaping and a dramatic entranceway, flanked by stone and glass accents  with entra entrance nce doors doors leadleading into an elegant lobby.

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Nearby Bayview Village has more than 100 luxury retailers, gourmet grocers, restaurants and cafés.  Also in the neighbourhood are the Art Gallery of North York, the Toronto Centre for the Arts and several movie theatres, as  well as parks and scenic  walking trails.

 while remai  while remaining ning roote rooted d in rapidly changing areas of the city. In one of the projects, de velopers  velop ers Sorba Sorbara ra Group and DiamondCorp will provide creative spaces at their 210 Simcoe condominium project. Sorbara VP, Greg Tanzola says that, “In providing these five units to artists, we are pleased to be a part of an initiative that nurtures the creative talent in Toronto, ensuring a high quality of life for the artists, tenants and surrounding neighbourhood.” DUNCAN MCALLISTER

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Raps 󿬁nally exact revenge on the Nets NBA. Toronto gets a small measure of redemption for last season’s playoff loss Kyle Lowry had 20 points and 12 assists as the Raptors beat the Brooklyn Nets 105-89 on  Wednes  We dnesday day night — a bit of payback against the team that ousted Toronto from last season’s playoffs.  Jonass Valanciu  Jona Valanciunas nas added added 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Raptors (20-6), who won their fourth straight game. Amir  Johnson,  John son, Patric Patrick k Patterson Patterson and and Greivis Vasquez finished with 13 points apiece. Mason Plumlee had 23 points to top the Nets (10-14),  while Joe Johns Johnson on added added 17. The game marked the first meeting between the two teams since the Nets dispatched the Raptors in seven games in the opening round of the playoffs — a spirited series that saw Raptors GM Masai Ujiri drop an F-bomb, and drew thousands of fans to Maple Leaf Square each game. The Raptors entered the night with a half-game lead over idle Washington atop the Eastern Conference, and a full eight games ahead of the Nets in the race for the Atlantic Division title. But the two teams paced each other for most of the night in a game that saw 11 lead changes through the first three quarters. The Raptors took a 7673 advantage into the fourth. But the Raptors have become known for their strong fourth quarters, especially at

Liverpool, Chelsea to meet in semis Liverpool will play Chelsea in the League Cup semifinals after Raheem Sterling scored twice in a 3-1 victory over second-tier Bournemouth on Wednesday Wednesday, ,  whil e Totten ham ea sed through with a 4-0 rout of Newcastle. Lazar Markovic scored between Sterling’s first goals since September as Liverpool won on the south coast. Progress in English football’s second-tier knockout competition followed a demoralizing week that saw Liverpool exit the Champions League and slip further down the Premier League.

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home, and Wednesday was no different. When Patterson drained a three-pointer with 4:35 to play, it put the Raptors up by 14 and brought the fans out of their seats. The Raptors owned the Nets in the final few minutes. Joe  Johnson  John son went to the the free-t free-throw hrow line on the Nets’ next possession and went 0-for-3, as chants of “Brooklyn sucks!” rolled around the arena. And by the time Vasquez scored on a three  with a minute to play play,, it gave the Raptors an 18-point lead. Much to the fans’ delight, rookie Bruno Caboclo made an appearance for the final few seconds, prompting chants of “Let’s go, Bruno!” THE CANADIAN PRESS

Sex assault investigation

49ers release McDonald amid off-field turmoil

Raptors forward James Johnson defends the shot of the Nets’ Mason Plumlee at the Air Canada Centre on Wednesday night. RICK MADONIK/TORSTAR NEWS SERVICE

Fans were treated to T-shirts as part of Drake Night at the ACC. 

Citing a pattern of behaviour and off-field issues, San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke informed defensive lineman Ray McDonald that he was released Wednesday amid a sexual assault investigation by San Jose police. Baalke said the 49ers notified the NFL of the allegations against McDonald, saying: “This is a team decision. This is not a league decision.” San Jose police Sgt. Heather Randol said  Wednesday th at the d epartment is investigating McDonald on suspicion of sexual assault and had searched his San Jose home. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


FIFA prosecutor resigns, pans leadership

Michael Garcia resigned from the FIFA ethics committee on Wednesday. WALTER BIERI/

The American lawyer who led the investigation into the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bid process resigned from the FIFA ethics committee on Wednesday in protest over the handling of his findings. Michael Garcia cited a “lack of leadership” at the top of FIFA in a resignation statement. He also said he has lost confidence in the independence of his ethics committee colleague, German judge Joachim Eckert. Though Garcia did not identify Sepp Blatter by name,

executive committee — led by the longtime president — made a failed complaint of unethical conduct against the former U.S. Attorney in September. Garcia quit a day after the FIFA appeals panel rejected his challenge of Eckert’s summary of the confidential 430page investigation dossier. Last month, Eckert moved to close the case on the World Cup bidding contest because of lack of evidence. Russia won the right to host

Demand for discipline

In his resignation statement, Garcia revealed that the executive committee tried to have disciplinary proceedings opened against him for “allegedly violating the Code of Ethics through my public comments.”

 was awar awarded ded the 2022 tournament. After Eckert’s summary was made public, Gar-

 judge had misrepresented misrepresented his  work and then launch launched ed his failed appeal. “(My) report identified serious and wide-ranging issues  with the bidding and (Wo (World rld Cup host) selection process,” Garcia wrote Wednesday, adding that Eckert’s decision “made me lose confidence in the independence of the Ad judicatory  judica tory Chamber, Chamber, (but) (but) it is the lack of leadership on these issues within FIFA that leads me to conclude that my role in this process is at an end.”


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Lofy Leas’ personnel puzzle THE HOCKEY NEWS Adam Proteau [email protected]

The Maple Leafs are — riding a major high of late t heir 8-1-1 record in their past 10 games is about as good as it gets in today’s NHL — and things could get even better in the coming weeks as injured players return to active duty. But the challenge for head coach Randy Carlyle and GM Dave Nonis is how to integrate the returning team members — and what to do with the personnel overflow.  With blue-l iner R oman Polak ready to play after a knee injury, Toronto freed up a roster spot by waiving right winger Brandon Kozun Wednesday. Komarov, still dealing with the effects of a concussion suffered Nov. 29, is likely sidelined a  while longer. B ut wh en he does come back, Leafs brass  will need t o move someon e else out of the mix.

Time to make the playoffs?

Easier said than done, right? This is how a team that can look so good at one can have Leafs it all fall apartpoint rather easily. fans are only too familiar with that turn of events.

Perhaps that’s forward Trevor Smith, who has already split time between the Leafs and AHL Marlies this season. But maybe now’s the time for Nonis & Co. to look at making a significant trade — they’ll never be in a better position of strength from  which to con summa te a deal — involving someone such as winger Joffrey Lupul.  You migh t not acquir e a name with equal recognition for Lupul, but you might land top draft picks or prospects who can help Toronto down the road and build the franchise into a perpetual Stanley Cup

Crosby back after case of the mumps Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby returned from a bout with mumps, while several teammates were tested for the virus as a pre-

aheadeven withifaitmove like this, means a slight step back in the production Lupul would take  with him, is wh at mana gement ought to be doing. There are also delicate decisions to be made on  workin g inju red play ers back into the rotation. Toronto’s defence corps has settled in somewhat,  with Dion P haneuf and Cody Franson forming one pairing and Morgan Rielly and Stephane Robidas comprising the second pair. That means Polak will be partnered with the struggling Jake Gardiner, and Carlyle’s challenge is to get them on the ice in situations that allow Polak to get his feet back under him and Gardiner to regain his confidence. A few bad shifts from the duo could be th e difference between games  won an d lost .

caution. Crosby for worked out Wednesday the first time after missing three games over the  weekend. He could return Thursday night when the Penguins face Colorado.


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Burly Leafs blue-liner Roman Polak is expected back as soon as Thursday night’s game against against the Hurricanes in Raleigh. BRUCE BENNETT/GETTY IMAGES

The Calgary Flames have locked up head coach Bob Hartley to a multi-year contract extension. He has guided the NHL team to a 17-14-2 start this season. The Flames were tied for eighth in the Western Conference standings  Wednesda  Wed nesday y with 36 points. points. The Flames haven’t made the playoffs in five seasons. THE CANADIAN PRESS


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Aries March 21 - April 20 You may be in a charitable mood but don’t give away too much. Your luck is changing for the better but you still need to make sure you have enough to cover unforeseen setbacks.

Taurus April 21 - May 21 What happens over the next few days may be unsettling but the planets promise you will do very well thanks to the changes that take place.

Gemini May 22 - June 21 This is a time of major changes for you that will accelerate when the Sun moves into Capricorn at the weekend, so get plenty of rest. You’ll need it.

Cancer June 22 - July 23 There is no point starting a fight you know you cannot win. For some strange reason you feel you must prove yourself to the world, but that isn’t true. Besides, what does it prove if you end up flat on your back?

 Leo July 24 - Aug. 23 Let matters develop at their own pace today, especially on the work front where things are moving so fast that there is no point in trying to change them.

Virgo Aug. 24 - Sept. 23 Someone may try to persuade you that a course of action is in your interests but you have doubts. Listen to your instincts and act on what they tell you.

Libra Sept. 24 - Oct. 23 There may be exciting things going on in your social environment but you must ignore them all and focus on getting a family matter sorted.

Scorpio Oct. 24 - Nov. 22 Someone you work with will disagree with your plans today but there is no way you are going to change them. Tell them you understand their concerns then carry on exactly the same as before.

Sagittarius Nov. 23 - Dec. 21 Do you give a colleague your support and risk falling out with someone in authority? Or do you side with the powers that be and risk losing a friend? Only you can decide but it’s got to be one or the other.

Capricorn Dec. 22 - Jan. 20 The new moon on the 22nd will do wonders for your courage. Between now and then, keep a low profile and save energy.

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Amount available on the 2015 Genesis Coupe 3.8L GT


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5-Star Overall Crash Safety Rating




2014 Accent “Highest Ranked Small Car in Initial Quality in the U.S.∆”

8.2L/100 HWY: 8.2 L/100 KM

HWY: 5.3 5.3L/100 L/100 KM CITY: 7.5L/100 KM

CITY: 11.4L/100 KM Limited model shown 




3,250 + 1,250 = 4,500






GLS model shown 













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2014 Elantra “Highest Ranked Compact Car in Initial Quality in the U.S. ∆”

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HWY: 6.7 6.7L/100 L/100 KM CITY: 9.7L/100 KM HWY: 7.4 7.4L/100 L/100 KM CITY: 10.4L/100 KM

THE ALL- NEW  2015


Limited model shown 

Sport 2.0T model shown 









 VISIT        5-year/100,000 km Comprehensive Limited Warranty †† 5-year/100,000 km Powertrain Warranty 5-year/100,000 km Emission Warranty







17,630 12,995 4,635 $



Dealers may charge additional fees for administration of up to $499. Charges may vary by Dealer.


®The Hyundai names, logos, product names, feature names, images and slogans are trademarks owned by Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. ‡Cash price of $12,995 available on all new 2015 Elantra L 6-speed Manual models. Prices include Delivery and Destination charges of $1,595, fees, levies and all applicable charges (excluding HST). Prices exclude registration, insurance, PPSA, license fees and dealer admin. fees of up to $499. Fees may vary by dealer. Delivery and Destination charge includes freight, P.D.E. and a full t ank of gas. †Finance offers available O.A.C. from Hyundai Financial Services based on a new 2014 Accent 4 Door L 6-speed manual/2015 Sonata GL Auto with an annual finance rate of 0% for 96 months. Weekly payments are $33/$59. $0 down payment required. Cost of Borrowing is $0. Finance offers include Delivery and Destination of $1,595/$1,695, levies and all applicable charges (excluding HST). Finance offers exclude registration, insurance, PPSA, license fees and dealer admin. fees of up to $499. Fees may vary by dealer. Financing example: 2014 Accent 4 Door L 6-speed manual for $13,680 at 0% per annum equals $33 weekly for 96 months for a total obligation of $13,680. $0 down payment required. Cash price is $13,680. Cost of Borrowing is $0. Example price includes Delivery and Destination of $1,595, levies and all applicable charges (excluding HST). Finance example excludes registration, insurance, PPSA, license fees and dealer admin. fees of up to $499. Fees may vary by dealer. ΩPrice adjustments are calculated against the vehicle’s starting price. Price adjustments of up to $4,635/$3,250/$7,000 available on in stock 2015 Elantra L 6-speed manual/2014 Santa Fe Sport SE/2015 Genesis Coupe 3.8L GT. Price adjustments applied before taxes. Offer cannot be combined or used in conjunction with any other available offers. Offer is non-transferable and cannot be assigned. No vehicle trade-in required. Boxing week price adjustments are calculated against the vehicle’s starting price. Boxing week price adjustments of up to $1,250/$1,000 available on in stock 2014 Santa Fe Sport SE/2014 Accent 4-Door models. Boxing price adjustments applied before taxes. Offer cannot be combined or used in conjunction with any other available offers. Offer is non-transferable and cannot be assigned. No vehicle trade-in required. Prices of models shown: 2015 Elantra Limited/2014 Santa Fe Sport 2.0T Limited AWD/2014 Accent 4 Door GLS Auto/2015 Sonata Limited are $27,380/$41,030/$20,880/$32,830. Prices include Delivery and Destination charges of $1,595/$1,795/$1,595/$1,695, levies and all applicable charges (excluding HST). Prices exclude registration, insurance, PPSA, license fees and dealer admin. fees of up to $499. Fees may vary by dealer. Fuel consumption for new 2015 Elantra 2.0 Limited (HWY 6.7L/100KM; City 9.7L/100KM); 2014 Santa Fe Sport 2 .0T SE Limited AWD (HW Y 8.2L/100KM; City 11.4L/100KM); 2014 Accent 4-Door GLS Auto (HWY 5.3L/100KM; City 7.5L/100KM); 2015 Sonata 2.0T Ultimate (HWY 7.4L/100KM; City 10.4L/100KM); are based on Manufacturer Testing. Actual fuel efficiency may vary based on driving conditions and the addition of certain vehicle accessories. Fuel economy figures are used for comparison purposes only. ∆The Hyundai Accent/Elantra received the lowest number of problems per 100 vehicles among small/compact cars in the proprietary J.D. Power 2014 Initial Quality StudySM  (IQS). Study based on responses from 86,118 new-vehicle owners, measuring 239 models and measures opinions after 90 days of ownership. Propriety study results are based on experiences and perceptions of owners surveyed in February-May 2014. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com. Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program (www.SaferCar.gov). ‡† ΩOffers available for a limited time and subject to change or cancellation without notice.

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