Re: [messengers] Mammoliti threatened after courier fee comment

Date: 29 Mar 2011 15:12:53 +0200
From: marmaxcourier@xxxxxxxxx


This is very distressing. I'm skeptical that a "bike courier" threatened him at all. Political leverage?
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From: Simon McKenzie <simonmck@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Date: Tue, 29 Mar 2011 22:50:47 
To: Joe Hendry<messvilleto@xxxxxxxxx>
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Subject: Re: [messengers] Mammoliti threatened after courier fee comment

If anyone can get in there it's a courier surely
Just sayin :)


On 29/03/2011, at 10:14 PM, Joe Hendry wrote:

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> Mammoliti threatened after courier fee comment
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> By TOM GODFREY
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> Toronto
> Sun, March 29, 2011
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> Toronto Police are probing a threat made over the telephone
> against outspoken Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti by a suspected bike  
> courier who
> allegedly vowed to “go after” the politician.
>
>
>
> Mammoliti last week suggested that bicycle couriers should
> pay licensing fees to help the city raise cash.
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> The councillor for York West (Ward 7) said he’s taking the
> threat seriously and will be listening to the advice of police. He  
> said it was
> his worst threat in 20-years of public service.
>
>
>
> City Hall insiders said two threats were made against
> Mammoliti by a man last Saturday. It is suspected the threats were  
> made by a
> courier angry over Mammoliti’s call for an extra fee.
>
>
>
> He said some of his colleagues want increased security at
> City Hall due to major funding shortfall issues that have to be  
> dealt with by
> councillors that can include cutting city jobs and programs.
>
>
>
> The threat comes as a confidential report on security at
> City Hall and its civic centres is presented to a city’s government  
> management
> committee on Tuesday.
>
>
>
> “I think things may get worst because we have to find ways
> to cut almost $800 million from the budget,” Mammoliti said. “There  
> will be
> some tough decisions facing this administration in the next year.”
>
>
>
> Committee chairman Paul Ainslie said the confidential report
> being presented on Tuesday looks at possible security refinements at  
> City Hall.
>
>
>
> “We will be reviewing security and looking at ways of making
> enhancements,” Ainslie said. “We already have provisions in place  
> for the
> second floor of City Hall and our civic centres.”
>
>
>
> He said councillors have panic buttons hidden in their desks
> which they can push to obtain help from security. Guests also have  
> to sign a
> visitor’s book before they can see a councillor.
>
>
>
> Councillor Doug Holyday said he would like to see security
> tweaked without residents being affected.
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>
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> “I am in favour of making sure that people can’t come in and
> just wander around,” Holyday said. “There has been more protests and  
> activists
> with this administration.”
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>
>
> Councillor Michael Thompson said he wants added security,
> but added: “What we don’t want is Fortress
> City Hall.”
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>
>
> He said there are some people who are upset with current
> policies and may want to take it out on council members.
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