This last week has made me extremely glad I am not a resident of the City of Toronto. As three young Canadians, including one from Scarborough, were giving their lives in service to this country the boys and girls who are supposed to be in service to the people of Toronto were voting on whether to leave the ribbon decals on the emergency vehicles or not.
Sunday night, when those three young men were returned to Canada, firefighters were called off the bridges in Toronto just in time to stop them from paying their respects. Fire Chief Bill Stewart calls the decision a matter of ‘public safety’. That is a crock of the highest odour available. ...more