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Aug 29, 2018 6 tweets 2 min read
I hate when this happens seriously though, stop acting surprised at the politicking of the toronto police. if you are genuinely shocked, keep that to yourself. every day we tell you, and every day you are surprised anew. I wanna see the same energy in confronting the obvious politicization of our police
Jul 30, 2018 13 tweets 9 min read
this thread identifies the conservative MPPs who want to interfere toronto's ongoing 2018 election. contact them all day, every day, until they withdraw legislation to mess with toronto's vote

#OurCityHall #TOpoli #ONpoli STEVE CLARK
(Leeds—Grenville—Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes)

Queens Park: 416-585-7000
Brockville office: 613-342-9522

Constituency office address:
Suite 101
100 Strowger Boulevard
Brockville, Ontario
K6V 5J9
Jul 27, 2018 8 tweets 2 min read
good morning toronto. let's be clear about what dutty dug ford is announcing today: he wants to redraw our city's electoral boundaries three months before the election. we know this is wrong and, more importantly, we have every ability to stop it nominations for mayor and city council close in six hours. dutty dug wants all those who've registered to wait several more weeks before even knowing where they're running, while he changes every electoral district to his liking. we can and must say no to this corrupt plan
Jul 19, 2018 10 tweets 3 min read
there's a major error in the first line of this story and we need to talk about it. @robferguson1 and @robertbenzie write that michael tibollo was called a racist for his absurd bulletproof vest stunt. yet the article doesn't cite anyone calling tibollo a racist NDP leader andrea horwath and MPP kevin yarde both refer to tibollo's comments in the house as racist, but don't ascribe the word to him personally. it's inaccurate and confusing to suggest a phantom person is calling yarde a racist when the critiques dealt with his language
Nov 15, 2017 20 tweets 9 min read
I'm at a @tdsb committee meeting where the police in schools (SRO) program is on the agenda. staff have recommended cancelling the program. a decision by this committee is the next step. follow me for updates naima raza of @TOYouthCabinet asks why the @tdsb has ignored voices of those harmed by the SRO program. "why are we asking officers to do the work of the social worker, the teacher, the community organization?"