Gas prices drop before the long weekend. There’s a debate over who should be allowed to take part in all the Toronto mayoral debates. The man who tried to sell the ‘Rob Ford Crack Video’ says there’s a second video of a crack smoking judge. OPP launch “Operation Impact” for the Thanksgiving long weekend. SNL veteran Jan Hooks has passed away at age 57.
GAS PRICE DROP BEFORE THE LONG WEEKEND
There’s been an unusual dip in the price at the pumps that defies all petroleum logic on the Friday of a long weekend. The cost of a litre is down 2 cents this morning to just under $1.22.
DEBATE FIASCO AFTER FORD INTIMIDATES, TORY RETREATS AND CHOW STAYS SILENT
There’s a debate over who should be allowed to take part in all the debates in the Toronto mayoral race. Long shot candidate Ari Goldkind said he was uninvited to the debate at the behest of Doug Ford. Goldkind believes the reason for Ford`s reaction is because he`s the only candidate that is willing to call Ford to task for his record at council. Late Sunday night Ari confirmed that he has been re invited by the organizers despite Ford’s misgivings. Later in the evening representatives from the John Tory campaign also confirmed that if Mr. Goldkind was not in attendance, he also would not be taking part in the debate saying, ”Doug Ford does not get to dictate the rules and dis-invite confirmed candidates from debates.” Doug Ford`s camp also released a statement calling John Tory a “coward’, who is terrified to debate him. Ford`s representatives say Ford will not be taking part if Tory doesn’t. John Tory later in the evening also confirmed that he will be debating now that Ari has been re invited. It’s still not known if Doug will take part.
CRACK VIDEO BROKER SAYS THERE’S ANOTHER VIDEO OF A CRACK SMOKING JUDGE
Mohamed Farah, the man who tried to sell the Rob Ford Crack Tape claims there’s a second tape featuring a crack smoking judge. Farah told VICE Canada that the unnamed female judge also offered the owner of the crack video help to broker a deal in exchange for keeping the judge out of the scandal. Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair says he has no comment on the VICE Canada report. Farah was also invited to attend tonight’s debate focusing on priority communities and if Doug Ford decides to show up it would’ve been the first time both men had been in the same room. Farah however later decided he would not join in at the debate afterall.
(Photo by Patrick McGuire/VICE)
OPP LAUNCH “OPERATION IMPACT” FOR THANKSGIVING LONG WEEKEND
As we head into the Thanksgiving Weekend, Polices are launching “Operation Impact.” The joint forces crackdown targets the usual big four driving issues: aggressive, impaired, distracted driving and not wearing a seatbelt. Those four issues are behind 78% of road deaths in Canada this year.
SNL VETERAN JAN HOOKS DEAD AT 57
Former Saturday Night Live cast member Jan Hooks has dies at age 57. Her family says she’d been very ill but did not elaborate. Hooks started with the SNL cast in 1986 and over 5-years portrayed Hillary Clinton, Tammy Faye Bakker and Kathie Lee Gifford.