September 2, 2014
September 2, 2014
DFA 1979 is going to celebrate their new album by giving you a free tattoo
Someone tried and failed to ride the back bumper of a TTC bus
Toronto-based Sockzi wants to make everyone a socks fan
Iconic dance venue Andy Poolhall set to close
August 29, 2014
Toronto may be getting a new Waterfront LRT line
Morning Cable - April 27, 2012
A $60-million Toronto-based Holocaust survivor scam, abortion to stay protected in Canada and Katy Perry's coming to the MMVAs. Your Morning Cable

A $60-million Toronto-based Holocaust Survivor Scam


Image: WearTV Flickr

First Madoff, and now this? For more than 10 years, $60-million, meant for Holocaust survivors across the globe, has been landing in the wrong pockets. 

The FBI discovered a conspiracy to defraud the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, a non-profit that allocates money on behalf of the German government. So far, 30 arrests have been made in the U.S., but perhaps most surprising, is the naming of Toronto’s Luba Kramrish.

Kramrish was responsible for allegedly providing identification documents to survivors, and for filing false claims on behalf of 20 to 25 applicants, including, even, her own mom. According to the FBI documents, Kramrish’s involvement in the scam dates back to 2002.

Abortion to Stay Protected in Canada

 
Image: Flickr  

Take a deep breath and relax, online petitioners. Though a tabled private member’s bill might re-trigger the abortion debate in Canada, Prime Minister Stephen Harper has announced he would, indeed, vote against the motion.

The bill, which proposes an alteration to the Canadian Criminal Code’s definition of when life begins, was thought to have been introduced by Harper and his party. However, in spite of these allegations, the Prime Minister was quick to dispell these rumours, insisting the Conservatives are not looking to re-open the abortion question in Canada.

Katy Perry’s Coming to the MMVAs!

The multi-hyphenate Katy Perry will return to this year’s MuchMusic Video Awards as a headline musical performer.

Yes, this is big news! Last year, with host Selena Gomez, and musical performances from Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, the Black Eyed Peas and Snoop Dogg, MuchMusic hit a broadcast ratings high of over one million viewers. Not bad, especially considering the awards show is meant to honour mostly-Canadian talent, with the added viewership boost of the performances of American musicians. A host for this year’s MMVAs has yet to be named.

Perry last appeared at the MMVAs in 2010, in her California Gurls-era of candy-coated confection. To play up that image, Perry arrived at the show in an ice cream truck, distributing treats to fans. This time around, she’s promoting her new 3D film, Part of Me, so the options for her red carpet entrance are seemingly limitless.

Joanna Adams writes for Toronto Standard. Follow her on Twitter at‏ @nowstarringTO.

For more, follow us on Twitter at @TorontoStandard and subscribe to our newsletter.

  • TOP STORIES
  • MOST COMMENTED
  • RECENT
By Igor Bonifacic
August 6th, 2014
Editors Pick Bellwoods Brewery set to expand to a new location(!)
Read More
By Igor Bonifacic
September 2nd, 2014
Editors Pick Someone tried and failed to ride the back bumper of a TTC bus
Read More
By JJ Wong
September 2nd, 2014
Editors Pick Toronto-based Sockzi wants to make everyone a socks fan
Read More
By Igor Bonifacic
September 2nd, 2014
Editors Pick Iconic dance venue Andy Poolhall set to close
Read More
  • No article found.
  • By Igor Bonifacic
    September 2nd, 2014
    Editors Pick DFA 1979 is going to celebrate their new album by giving you a free tattoo
    Read More
    By Igor Bonifacic
    September 2nd, 2014
    Editors Pick Someone tried and failed to ride the back bumper of a TTC bus
    Read More
    By JJ Wong
    September 2nd, 2014
    Editors Pick Toronto-based Sockzi wants to make everyone a socks fan
    Read More
    By Igor Bonifacic
    September 2nd, 2014
    Editors Pick Iconic dance venue Andy Poolhall set to close
    Read More

    SOCIETY SNAPS

    Society Snaps: Eric S. Margolis Foundation Launch

    Kristin Davis moved Toronto's philanthroists to tears ... then sent them all home with a baby elephant - Read More