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An Irreverent Attack in the Cathedral of Hockey:  The Bigoted Assault on Percy Gibbons

An Irreverent Attack in the Cathedral of Hockey: The Bigoted Assault on Percy Gibbons

| February 1, 2021 | 1 Comment

  For Toronto Maple Leaf fans of a certain vintage, Maple Leaf Gardens was only the “Cash Box on Carlton”.[1] During the transition to and in the 1980’s, the standings and the Harold Ballard Circus proved nothing sacred was taking place on the ice. Still, for those with real Stanley Cup memories and deep connections […]

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The Year of Carding

The Year of Carding

| January 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

It feels like 2015 was the year of “carding” in Toronto. Arguably, when various descriptions of the practice are considered, carding occurs when police officers, based on their own hunches, whims or subjective, often problematic motives, rather than any approved method or system of legal justification, in the absence of criminal suspicion, decide to stop […]

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