5 years for Oscar Pistorius. Man in attack against Canadian Forces had “become radicalized”. Tougher distracted driving laws to be reintroduced today. Company to hire 5,000 students for security at Pan Am Games. Advance polls draw record number of Torontonians.
5 YEARS FOR PISTORIUS
Oscar Pistorius is going to jail for the killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. The South African Olympic sprinter has been sentenced to 5-years in prison, although he’ll only serve about 10 months before finishing his sentence under house arrest. The family of the victim say they are just happy that he got something.
PMO” MAN IN ATTACK AGAINST CANADIAN FORCES HAD “BECOME RADICALIZED”
A man who was shot and killed by police gunfire after he struck two members of the Canadian Forces with his car in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC had “become radicalized,” the Prime Minister’s Office said Monday night in a statement. The PMO statement says federal authorities “confirmed that there are clear indications that the individual had become radicalized.”The RCMP believe Martin Rouleau was a homegrown terrorist and was already on their radar. One of the soldiers died overnight in hospital, the other suffered injuries that are described as less serious.
TOUGHER DISTRACTED DRIVING LAWS TO BE REINTRODUCED TODAY
Minister of Transportation Steven Del Duca will be joined by road safety partners today to announce legislation to keep Ontario’s roads among the safest in North America. It’s expected he will re introduce tougher legislation when it comes to distracted driving. The Liberal government had introduced a bill prior to the spring election that would boost penalties to a minimum of a $300 fine up to a maximum of a $1000 along with 3 demerit points. The presser will be held at 12:30 this afternoon at the metro convention centre.
COMPANY TO HIRE 5,000 STUDENTS TO PROVIDE SECURITY FOR PAN AM GAMES
Security for the Pan-Am Games is going to be left in the hands, to some degree, of more than 5,000 college kids who are enrolled in Police and Justice programs. The Ontario Provincial Police say the students are being recruited as guards, screeners and venue supervisors.