EATON CENTRE SHOOTING

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Eaton Centre Gunman Sentenced To Life

TORONTO - A man who gunned down two people in a crowded downtown food court was sentenced Thursday to at least 30 years behind bars — an unprecedented sentence for second-degree murder.Ontario Superio...
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Eaton Centre Shooter Learns Verdict

Christopher Husbands has been found guilty of second-degree murder in the 2012 shooting at the busy Toronto Eaton Centre food court. A jury delivered the verdict Wednesday evening, shortly after aski...
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We Know the Solution to Gun Violence

I've been to too many funerals of young murder victims and held too many grieving mothers, fathers and friends to fail to do everything I can about gun violence. I have been, and continue to be, a passionate advocate for changes that can greatly reduce gun violence in this province -- and across Canada.
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Change My Mind: Can Government Solve Toronto's Gun Violence Problem?

Barely a day goes by in Toronto, or any large city, without some reminder of the pain and damage caused by gun violence. While most agree it's a serious issue, the best way to address it remains a topic of considerable debate. Do we need more police? Better grass-roots community programs? Stricter gun control laws? In this latest installment of our popular series "Change My Mind," Huffpost asked two panelists from today's Direct Engagement Show "Putting the gunz down" town hall to debate the statement: Government can solve Toronto's gun violence problem.
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Are We Too Comfortable With Gun Violence?

In February alone Toronto lost two more 15 year olds -- one, just this last Sunday. The apathetic, believe that acts of violence are so far removed that they're irrelevant, only the concern of certain ethnic communities or completely unsolvable all together. Time to start caring again.
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Does Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Have a White Saviour Complex?

On a recent radio segment, Doug Ford boldly proclaimed, "There's no one that helps black youth more than Rob Ford," followed by, "These are kids who have nothing." If Mayor Ford really does hold the view that the black youths he helps have "nothing" without his football program, he is only furthering the sentiment that no matter how hard black people and communities work, they still have "nothing" if their hard work and perseverance is not supported by a white saviour.
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Still Not Safe: Expert

A security consultant who worked at the Eaton Centre during the 1990s says the mall appears to have changed little since June's fatal shooting. David Nako says he conducted a survey of the shopping m...
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When Bullets Fly, Follow The (Drug) Money

The mainstream media outlets can trot out their sociologists and university professors and talk about programs for at-risk youth and gun control and disintegration of the nuclear family but the indelible image of grieving families, usually black and poor, are what stand out. And no amount of social programs or government money is going to stop it.
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Gun Wars And Alienated Youth?

TORONTO - Recent high-profile shootings in Toronto should prompt authorities at all levels to do more than crack down on gun-toting thugs, experts said Tuesday, as some fretted the city is developing...