April 25, 2014 6:37 am

Toronto Morning: What you need to know today

A file photo of TCHC CEO Gene Jones.

Fred Lum / The Globe and Mail

TORONTO – The future of Toronto Community Housing CEO Gene Jones will be discussed at a board meeting Friday morning following a scathing report that was released by the city’s Ombudsman on the corporation’s improper hiring practices earlier this week.

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The report titled “Unrule(y) Behaviour” suggest senior management at TCHC repeatedly broke recruitment rules and some of the executives “did not know their obligations.”

“The pattern was set at the top by the CEO, who felt that TCH’s human resource policies did not apply to him. Others took their cue,” Ombudsman Fiona Crean said at a press conference Tuesday.

On Thursday, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford pleaded with the TCH board not to fire the embattled CEO and said Jones did what was needed.


Cloudy. Showers beginning late this afternoon. Wind becoming east 30 km/h gusting to 50 this morning. High 8. UV index 4 or moderate.

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Coach Dwayne Casey is confident his young Raptors will be as well when they face the Nets in Game 3 of their first-round series, which is tied at one game apiece.

Blue Jays:

The Toronto relievers took it on the chin again Thursday as the Baltimore Orioles turned a close game into an 11-4 rout at Rogers Centre.


York Regional Police say they’ll be returning stolen war medals that were recovered as part of an investigation called Project Spiderman to their owners today.

Ottawa is proposing to create a new pension plan that would be an alternative to defined-benefit plans, generally favoured by workers, and defined-contribution plans, which are favoured by employers.

The Conservative government has asked the top court for guidance on reforming or abolishing the scandal-plagued Senate, and the much-awaited decision will be delivered on Friday.

Global’s Dawna Friesen steps outside her traditional role, hosting the national news, to become one of the main characters in this 16X9 one-hour exploration of dementia.


Toronto police will update an investigation in the case of two men and two boys arrested for alleged sexual assaults against a child. Police say they believe there may be more victims. (10:30 a.m., police headquarters, 40 College St.)

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne tours OpenText Corp. headquarters and makes an announcement alongside Ministers Eric Hoskins and John Milloy. (2:30 p.m. at 275 Frank Tompa Drive, Waterloo)

Prime Minister Stephen Harper will participate in a moderated question and answer session with the Greater Kitchener Waterloo and the Cambridge Chambers of Commerce. (12 p.m. at Bingemans Conference Centre, 425 Bingemans Centre Drive, Kitchener)

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