-- TORONTO -- Less than two months into the new year, three young people — including a nine-year-old boy — have died from gunshots.Time to ramp up the fight against
“Tubby”, 15, is the yet-to-identified teenager who was found shot in a Jane St.- Finch Ave. apartment building Monday night. He was pronounced dead in hospital.
You can call these ridiculous buildings Toronto Community Housing if you want. They are nothing but subsidized drug fortresses.Just something to think about when you're making out those obscene municipal tax cheques.
Meanwhile, where was TCH president and CEO Gene Jones Monday? “Mr. Jones was not in the Firgrove Crescent community last night. He is out of town at a conference,” explained spokesperson Sinead Canavan.
At $200,000 a year — with potential for a 20% bonus — Jones might want to consider getting back here because one thing I have learned in 20 years of covering Toronto’s ghetto drug wars is when one shooting occurs, it is often soon followed by another.
He may want to get that stock media statement ready.
LAST WORD: Journalism 101
I know... let's ask that woman whose husband got caught buck naked in a Chinatown hooker sweep...
"MP Olivia Chow also mourned his death, and urged the federal government to make the Canada Summer Jobs a year-round program, and to enhance the Youth Gang Program by making it permanent."/Ah, yes... the party of "more basketball courts" saves the day.