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Mayor Tory Speaks Out Against Pickup Artist Roosh V, Not Welcome In Toronto. Premier Wynne To Provide Details on New Provincial Pension Plan. State of Emergency Declared in Ferguson, MO. Stephen Harper Defends Travel Ban to Terror Zones. Sofia Vergara to play Bart’s teacher on The Simpsons.
Mayor Tory Speaks Out Against Pickup Artist Roosh V, Not Welcome In Toronto
The mayor of Toronto doesn’t want a scheduled speaker to come to the city and he’s letting his feeling be known. John Tory tweeted that anti-feminist blogger and “pickup artist” know as Roosh V doesn’t reflect the values of Toronto and his statements about women are demeaning and unacceptable. The pick up artist known as Roosh V has advocated for the legalization of rape on private property, and claims to help men improve their intimate relationships with women. Tory say his hate speech has no place in our city while councillor Norm Kelly earlier on Monday asked Toronto venues not to let Roosh V use their space for his event. The anti-feminist blogger spoke in Montreal this past weekend and had to find another venue for his lecture after protesters discovered the first location.
I am calling on those hosting this tour to do the right thing - cancel this show. #topoli— John Tory (@JohnTory) August 11, 2015
Premier Wynne To Provide Details on New Provincial Pension Plan
Well find out this morning more specifics about Ontario’s new pension plan, something the federal government has made clear it would not support in any way. Premier Kathleen Wynne has said the Prime Minister was playing politics when he turned the retirement pension plan aside but she plans to go it alone. Legislation was passed back in the spring to put the plan together for more than 3 million people who don’t have a workplace plan. Workers will have to contribute 1.9% of their pay to a maximum of roughly $1600 annually with employers matching contributions.
State of Emergency Declared in Ferguson, MO
The tensions level remains high in Ferguson, Missouri, where hundreds gathered to mark the year that’s passed since the police shooting death of Michael Brown. A state of emergency has been declared in St. Louis County after violence broke out during protests. About 100 protestors blocked a major intersection last night. It comes after the weekend shooting of a black teen, who police accuse opened fire on them.
Stephen Harper Defends Travel Ban to Terror Zones
Two of the major party leaders made campaign stops in the Toronto area and the other spoke from Montreal at rallies on Monday. PM Stephen Harper was in Markham at a Coptic church continuing his to elaborate on his plan to crackdown on homegrown terror threats. In his speech he denounced the other leaders who support a plan to pull Canadian troops out of Middle East. “Let me quote what the representatives of the diaspora groups of Canada said about that policy” said Harper “If your policy is humanitarian assistance without military support, all you’re doing is dropping aid on dead people.” Harper, if re-elected, would introduce a travel ban on areas controlled by ISIS. Meanwhile Liberal leader Justin Trudeau was in Montreal today, keeping his focus on the middle class and the so called recession in Canada. He criticized Harper for talking terror and avoiding talk on about an economic plan. “We’re worried about the fact Mr. Harper has no plan to address it or get us out of it, so he’s looking for anything else to talk about.” And N-D-P Leader Tom Mulcair’s book launch in downtown TO, interrupted, by protesters pressing him for a position on the Energy East pipeline. While reading passages from his new autobiography “Strength of Conviction,” individuals flashed banners and yelled out asking if Mulcair would say no to the pipeline if it’s incompatible with national action on climate change. “Of course we will. That’s what the whole purpose of coming in with a new system is, to make sure we take into account climate change whenever we analyze a project.” Both Mulcair and Trudeau have said they don’t trust the current federal pipeline review process. They’ve promised to introduce what they call stricter and more thorough analyses of proposed energy projects, if elected. TransCanada’s Energy East pipeline’s planned route goes through several provinces. One protester returned during the book signing to posed for a photo with Mulcair.
Sofia Vergara to Play Bart’s Teacher on The Simpsons
There’s good chance Bart Simpson will start paying attention in class. Sofia Vergara has signed on to play his teacher Mrs. Berrera. She winds up in the middle of a romantic rivalry involving Bart and Principal Skinner. The episode will run in the middle of season 27 which starts late September.