Get your quick news fix with “5 Things You Need to Know Today,” a daily feature that I’ll be posting on Indie88.com after The Morning After. We’ll keep you up to date on the latest local and international stories buzzing today.
1. NEW UBER RULES
New rules for Uber and taxis were announced today. Mayor John Tory says is trying to level the playing field. Some of the proposals for Uber include a one-time licensing fee of $20,000, annual license fee of $10 per driver and 20 cents per trip. For taxis, the city wants to reduce licensing fees by 17% and eliminate city mandated training.
For Uber: staff propose to create one-time licensing fee of $20,000. Then annual license fee of $10 per driver and 20 cents per trip.
— NEWSTALK1010 (@newstalk1010) April 7, 2016
2. G20 LAWSUITS
Two G20 class action lawsuits have been given the go ahead by the Ontario Court of Appeal. They stem from the kettling incident where people were thrown into wire cages and treated like animals according to a lead plaintiff.
— INDIE88NEWS (@indie88news) April 7, 2016
3. DRAKE LOSES HIS COOL
An amateur photographer says he was harassed by Drake Monday. Matt Small was taking pictures at Polson Pier when a private helicopter landed and Drake got out. Apparently Drake and his entourage harassed the photographer and told him to delete all of his photos.
— Davide Mastracci (@DavideMastracci) April 6, 2016
4. JAYS MANAGER DRESSES COMMENT
The Blue Jays manager is taking some heat for making comments suggesting the Jays wear dresses on the field after a controversial call Tuesday.
What's sad about Gibbons' "we'll wear dresses" comment isn't just that it's profoundly unfunny, but equates being feminine with being weak.
— Anne T. Donahue (@annetdonahue) April 6, 2016
5. STAR WARS
The Rogue One: A Star Wars Story teaser trailer has been released. Rogue One is a darker version of previous films based in the Star Wars universe. It will be out in December.
Norm Kelly helped kick off #DTadvice in a video yesterday. Use the hashtag to tell the city what you think will improve living, working and playing in downtown Toronto.
— Norm Kelly (@norm) April 6, 2016