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Five things to know about Canadian immigration detention centres

TORONTO — The treatment of migrants has recently been thrust into the spotlight as accounts emerge of overcrowding and unsanitary conditions in American border detention facilities. Here’s a look at how Canada deals with immigration detainees.

Immigration holding centres, sometimes jails

The Canada Border Services Agency can detain foreign nationals and permanent residents under certain conditions — including if they pose security risks or are unlikely to appear for immigration proceedings — but must first consider all reasonable alternatives. The CBSA says the physical and mental health and well-being of detainees are key considerations.

A person may be detained at a CBSA immigration holding centre in Toronto, Laval, Que., or Vancouver. In other regions, people may be held in provincial jails.

The Toronto centre can hold up to 195 detainees, while the Laval one can house up to 109. The CBSA says both provide separate accommodation for men, women and families, have outdoor recreational areas, provide daily meals, access to games, televisions and telephones, visitation areas and medical services.

The Vancouver centre is at the city’s airport and can hold up to 24 detainees for up to 48 hours. Men and women are held separately while children may be housed with their mothers. The facility has common rooms, access to games, televisions and telephones.

The CBSA says everyone in its holding centres get three meals and two snacks per day, and special dietary needs, such as food allergies or specialized diets, are catered to.

The agency says it relies on provincial correctional facilities to hold higher-risk detainees such as those with a violent criminal background, lower-risk detainees in areas that don’t have an immigration holding centre, and those detained for more than 48 hours in the Vancouver area. It says it tries to minimize interaction between immigration and criminal detainees.


Thousands held

The CBSA says there were 6,609 people detained in holding centres in 2017-18, up from 4,248 a year earlier. There were 1,831 detainees held in jails last year, compared to 971 in 2016-17.

Stephanie Silverman, who is with migrant advocacy group Thinking Forward Network, says detainees have their cases reviewed at certain intervals — the first within 48 hours of detention, again after seven days, and then every 30 days until their detention is resolved.

“It can only really be resolved through release into the community, usually on conditions, or through deportation,” says Silverman, noting there’s no limit on how long a person can be held.

“It could be 48 hours before you get out, it could be three months, or it could be five years.”

In 2017-18, the CBSA reported 3.8 per cent of detainees were held for more than 99 days, while 47.2 per cent were held for 24 hours or less. The rest were held somewhere between 25-48 hours and 40-99 days.

The CBSA estimates it costs approximately $320 per day to detain someone.


Limited amenities

Janet Dench, executive director of the Canadian Council for Refugees, says those in immigration holding centres are afforded an adequate amount of food and water but have limited amenities.

“They’re not allowed to have internet access which makes it very difficult for them to communicate with family members or others that may be able to help them get the documents that they need,” she says, adding that detainees also have restricted access to phone calls.

The CBSA says it provides on-site access to NGOs and legal counsel at holding centres where possible, and notes that a detainee can ask to speak to a CBSA officer at any time, or ask to see legal counsel or an NGO rep.

The agency also says it has on-site medical, nursing, psychological and psychiatric care within CBSA-run facilities. Those with special needs are dealt with on a case-by-case, it says.

Detainees held in jails are subject to the same rules as inmates. If a jail goes into lockdown, detainees have to deal with the situation and it can be difficult for family and others to visit them, Dench says.

“We’re talking about people here who have not been accused of any crime, and yet they are treated according to rules that are invented and problematic in themselves for people who are accused or convicted of a crime,” she says. “(It’s) completely unfair.”


Parents decide if families stay together

Canadian law states that the best interests of the child must be observed in immigration holding centres. The CBSA says children are detained only as a last resort.

In 2017-18, the CBSA says there were 151 minors detained. Of those, 144 were accompanied by their parent or guardian, and seven were unaccompanied.

In theory, parents largely decide whether or not their child remains with them in detention, but Hanna Gros, an immigration and refugee lawyer, says the situation can be a “catch-22.”

“This is really a false choice,” she said. “When you’re new to a country, you don’t necessarily know anybody here, you don’t have family friends, contacts or community support. You have people here who are left with really horrifying choices to make in these situations.”

If a child has Canadian citizenship and their parents are considered non-citizens when detained, the children themselves are not considered detainees if their parents keep their kids with them, Gros says.


Leaving can be hard

For a migrant to be deported to another country, both countries have to agree to the person leaving one state and coming to another, says Silverman.

“Deportation is a two-way agreement between states, and not so much contingent on the individual,” she says. “There has to be an admission or an entrance of some sort into a another state.” 

If neither the state nor the person leaving the country can verify the detainee’s identity, the person has to prove it from inside a detention centre, which can be hard, Silverman says.

For immigrants with a criminal record, the process can be even more difficult.

Certain states don’t issue travel documents for nationals who have been convicted of crimes in another country, which could also lengthen the detention process, Silverman says.


Emerald Bensadoun, The Canadian Press

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Wife of arrested Chinese ex-Interpol president sues agency

PARIS — The wife of former Interpol President Meng Hongwei is suing the international police agency, accusing Interpol of failing to protect him from arrest in China and failing to protect his family.

Meng’s wife Grace Meng said her lawyers filed a legal complaint in the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague, Netherlands. She says Interpol “breached its obligations owed to my family” and “is complicit in the internationally wrongful acts of its member country, China.”

Interpol said Sunday it strongly disputes the allegations.

The court did not comment.

Meng Hongwei was arrested in September amid a campaign against corruption and political disloyalty led by Chinese President Xi Jinping. A Chinese court said he confessed to accepting more than $2 million in bribes. His wife calls the case politically driven.

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Months of aftershocks could follow big California earthquake

RIDGECREST, Calif. (AP) — Officials in Southern California expressed relief Saturday that damage and injuries weren’t worse after the largest earthquake the region has seen in nearly 20 years, while voicing concerns about the possibility of major aftershocks in the days and even months to come.

No fatalities or major injuries were reported after Friday night’s 7.1-magnitude earthquake, which jolted an area from Sacramento to Mexico and prompted the evacuation of the Navy’s largest single landholding, Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake in the Mojave Desert.

The quake struck at 8:19 p.m. Friday and was centred 11 miles (18 kilometres) from Ridgecrest, the same area of the desert where a 6.4-magnitude temblor hit just a day earlier. It left behind cracked and burning buildings, broken roads, obstructed railroad tracks and leaking water and gas lines.

The light damage was largely due to the remoteness of the area where the earthquake occurred, but Gov. Gavin Newsom cautioned after touring Ridgecrest that “it’s deceiving, earthquake damage. You don’t notice it at first.”

Newsom estimated more than $100 million in economic damages and said President Donald Trump called him to offer federal support in the rebuilding effort.


AP Sources: Jeffrey Epstein arrested in NY on sex charges

NEW YORK (AP) — Wealthy financier and registered sex offender Jeffrey Epstein was arrested Saturday in New York on sex-trafficking charges involving allegations that date to the 2000s, according to law enforcement officials.

Epstein, a wealthy hedge fund manager who once counted as friends former President Bill Clinton, Great Britain’s Prince Andrew, and President Donald Trump, was taken into federal custody, according to two officials.

The officials spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the pending case.

Epstein is expected to appear Monday in Manhattan federal court. A message was sent to his attorney seeking comment.

Epstein’s arrest was first reported by The Daily Beast.


21 hurt in shopping plaza blast: Gas lines found ruptured

PLANTATION, Fla. (AP) — A vacant pizza restaurant exploded Saturday in a thundering roar at a South Florida shopping plaza, injuring more than 20 people as large chunks of concrete flew through the air.

The blast flung debris widely along a busy road in Plantation, west of Fort Lauderdale. The restaurant was destroyed, and nearby businesses and cars were damaged. Though firefighters found ruptured gas lines afterward, authorities said it was too early to determine a cause.

“We thought it was thunder at first, and then we felt the building shake and things started falling. I looked outside and it was almost like the world was ending,” said Alex Carver, a worker at a deli across the street from the explosion. “It was nuts, man. It was crazy.”

The explosion hurled large pieces of concrete up to 50 yards (45 metres) away and sent pieces of metal scattering as far as 100 yards (90 metres) across the street. Carver said two of his co-workers’ cars were destroyed.

At least 21 people were injured though none of the injuries was life-threatening, Police Sgt. Jessica Ryan said.


Biden says he was wrong in comments about segregationists

SUMTER, S.C. (AP) — Former Vice-President Joe Biden on Saturday apologized for recent comments about working with segregationist senators in his early days in the U.S. Senate, saying he understands now his remarks could have been offensive to some.

“Was I wrong a few weeks ago?” Biden asked a mostly black audience of several hundred in Sumter during the first day of a weekend visit to South Carolina. “Yes, I was. I regret it, and I’m sorry for any of the pain of misconception that caused anybody.”

Biden’s comments came as he and rival presidential candidate Kamala Harris were set to circle each other while campaigning Sunday in South Carolina, the first Southern state to vote in next year’s primary and a crucial proving ground for candidates seeking support of black Democrats. Biden defended his record on racial issues and reminded voters of his ties to former President Barack Obama, whose popularity in South Carolina remains high.

The former vice-president and the California senator probably will be pressed on their tense debate exchange over race and federally mandated school busing. Though the issue is not at the forefront of the 2020 primary, it could resonate in a state with a complicated history with race and segregation.

Without naming Harris, Biden on Saturday referenced what he characterized as expected attacks from other campaigns eager to take him on.


Seized North Korean ship sought for American student’s death

NEW YORK (AP) — The parents of Otto Warmbier have filed a claim for a seized North Korean cargo ship in a bid to collect a multimillion-dollar judgment in the American college student’s death.

Attorneys for the Warmbiers said in a court filing Wednesday they have a right to the assets after North Korea failed to respond to their wrongful death claim.

The Warmbiers say their son was tortured after being convicted of trying to steal a propaganda poster and imprisoned for months.

He died days after being returned to the U.S. in a vegetative state in 2017. A U.S. judge has ordered North Korea to pay more than $500 million in the Warmbiers’ wrongful death suit.

North Korea has denied mistreating Warmbier.


Iran poised to raise its uranium enrichment amid tensions

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran appears poised to raise its enrichment of uranium and break another limit from its faltering 2015 nuclear deal with world powers.

Sunday marks the end of a deadline set by President Hassan Rouhani for Europe to find a way for Iran to get around American sanctions.

State TV reports officials are scheduled to hold a news conference Sunday to discuss their plans.

This comes a year after President Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew the U.S. from the nuclear deal.

America since has imposed sanctions blocking Iranian crude oil from being sold on the world market. The U.S. also sanctioned top officials in the Islamic Republic, including Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.


Man arrested in Oregon in death of original Mouseketeer

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Authorities in Oregon have arrested a man in the death of an original member of Disney’s “The Mickey Mouse Club.”

Daniel James Burda, 36, was taken into custody Friday on suspicion of manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, abuse of a corpse, criminal mistreatment and identity theft in the death of Dennis Day, Oregon State Police said.

Burda was being held in Jackson County Jail, where records show he had been booked on June 26 for violating probation on a previous robbery charge.

It was unclear if he has an attorney.

Oregon State Police Captain Timothy R. Fox said Burda did jobs around the house for Day and his husband. Police declined to provide more details about Burda’s connection to Day, though neighbours say Burda had lived with the elderly couple at their home in southern Oregon.


Mystery of NSA leak lingers as stolen document case winds up

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal agents descended on the suburban Maryland house with the flash and bang of a stun grenade, blocked off the street and spent hours questioning the homeowner about a theft of government documents that prosecutors would later describe as “breathtaking” in its scale.

The suspect, Harold Martin, was a contractor for the National Security Agency. His arrest followed news of a devastating disclosure of government hacking tools by a mysterious internet group calling itself the Shadow Brokers . It seemed to some that the United States might have found another Edward Snowden, who also had been a contractor for the agency.

“You’re a bad man. There’s no way around that,” one law enforcement official conducting the raid told Martin, court papers say. “You’re a bad man.”

Later this month, about three years after that raid, the case against Martin is scheduled to be resolved in Baltimore’s federal court. But the identity of the Shadow Brokers, and whoever was responsible for a leak with extraordinary national security implications, will remain a public mystery even as the case concludes.

Authorities have established that Martin walked off with thousands of pages of secret documents over a two-decade career in national security, most recently with the NSA, whose headquarters is about 15 miles from his home in Glen Burnie, Maryland. He pleaded guilty to a single count of wilful retention of national defence information and faces a nine-year prison sentence under a plea deal.


Nominee to lead FAA faces questions about tenure at Delta

The Federal Aviation Administration is looking into whether Delta Air Lines violated FAA rules about promoting safety at a time when President Donald Trump’s pick to lead the agency was in charge of Delta’s flight operations.

The FAA investigation grew out of allegations by a Delta pilot that the airline retaliated against her for raising safety concerns. The Associated Press obtained a copy of an FAA letter sent to the pilot’s attorney detailing the investigation. The FAA declined to comment on the probe.

Trump’s nominee, Stephen Dickson, is under growing criticism from Senate Democrats over his initial failure to disclose his involvement in the case of the whistle-blowing pilot, who was grounded a few weeks after she raised safety issues to Dickson and other Delta executives.

Dickson authorized grounding the pilot for a psychiatric evaluation. Outside doctors later cleared her, and she has since returned to flying at Delta.

Dickson testified before the Senate Commerce Committee in May, and the committee is scheduled to vote on his nomination Wednesday. The FAA has been without a permanent administrator since January 2018.


Thousands of motorcyclists ride in honour of 7 bikers killed

LACONIA, N.H. (AP) — Thousands of motorcyclists, waved on by bystanders with American flags, rode through New Hampshire on Saturday to the site where seven bikers were killed in a collision with a truck last month.

More than 3,000 bikers, some from as far away as California and Florida, participated in the 90-mile (145-kilometre) tribute trip from Laconia to the sombre crash site in Randolph, where a memorial of flags and a colour guard stood. A memorial service was held in a field just beyond the crash site.

“This is what happens when good people die,” said Manny Ribeiro, president of the Jarheads Motorcycle Club, to which the victims of the crash belonged. He didn’t attend the ride, saying it was “too soon” for him to be at the crash site but said the event and turnout was “just amazing.”

The Jarheads is a New England motorcycle club that includes Marines and their spouses. On Saturday, the crowd of bikers said a prayer and sang the Marines’ Hymn before heading out from Laconia, according to organizers.

The seven bikers were killed last month when a pickup truck hauling a flatbed trailer crashed into the group. The pickup driver, Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, 23, pleaded not guilty to negligent homicide and remains behind bars.

The Associated Press

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Man arrested in Oregon in death of original Mouseketeer

MEDFORD, Ore. — Authorities in Oregon have arrested a man in the death of an original member of Disney’s “The Mickey Mouse Club.”

Daniel James Burda, 36, was taken into custody Friday on suspicion of manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, abuse of a corpse, criminal mistreatment and identity theft in the death of Dennis Day, Oregon State Police said.

Burda was being held in Jackson County Jail, where records show he had been booked on June 26 for violating probation on a previous robbery charge.

It was unclear if he has an attorney.

Neighbours say Burda had lived with Day and his husband in southern Oregon. Police declined to provide more details and couldn’t immediately be reached for additional comment.

Day, 76, was a founding member of the Mickey Mouse Club for two seasons in the 1950s.

In February, members of Day’s family spoke with “Dateline,” a television news show, and said the investigation into Day’s disappearance had been poorly handled.

Day was first reported missing last July 15 by his husband, Ernie Caswell, who has memory loss.

Day’s car was later found at the Oregon coast and a missing person report said Day had uncharacteristically left his dog with a friend on the day he disappeared.

In April, police discovered a body at the couple’s Phoenix, Oregon, home. Authorities identified the body as that of Day last month, though they were unable to use dental records or DNA due to the condition of the remains.

Day was born in 1942. After moving to California, he began performing at age 6. When he was 10, he was among the first children hired for “The Mickey Mouse Club.”

Day and Caswell moved to Oregon in the 1980s and married in Ashland in 2009.

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Grange: It may be over, but it was as fun as it gets

It was fun while it lasted.

So fun. But nothing is forever, except the memories from a season no one will forget, delivered by a player unlike any other the Toronto Raptors have ever had, or likely ever will.

They simply don’t come around very often.

But no one will forget how the Kawhi Leonard era ended either — with a pair of bombshells delivered in the wee hours of the night:

First, that Leonard was signing with the Los Angeles Clippers and then that he was going to be teaming up with Paul George, who he recruited to join him as the Clippers orchestrated a massive trade with the Oklahoma City Thunder.

The news was delivered by a few NBA Insiders in the early hours of Saturday morning as the NBA’s landscape had shifted once again.

And as a corollary: Raptors guard Danny Green – who came to Toronto with Leonard in the trade with San Antonio last summer – announced that he was signing with the Los Angeles Lakers on a reported two-year deal for $30 million.

The thunderbolts of news ended a frenzied six days of speculation about Leonard’s free agency plans that included the minute-by-minute tracking of private jets by Twitter sleuths and news helicopters following SUV convoys as Toronto and the NBA at-large waited for word from the man who says not much.

They also marked the official end of a spectacular 12-month ride for Raptors fans that was more thrilling than anyone reasonably could have been expecting.

Even as Leonard and the Raptors proved to be elite, it was difficult to imagine them actually winning a title – the field was deep, the Raptors were a newly-constructed team and Toronto had never done it before.

But Leonard wouldn’t be denied and carried his team, the city and — by the end of the playoff run – the entire country on his impossibly broad shoulders.

And now all at once Raptors fans have thrust upon them an almost existential challenge: to revel in the joy of a two-month march to the Raptors’ first NBA title even as they have to cope with the grief over losing the player most responsible for making it happen.

“It’s been a hell of a run, a hell of a year,” Green said on Instagram when announcing his own move. “[But] it’s been unfortunate how things have turned out for the city of Toronto and Canada [that] we couldn’t run it back.”

The hope was the perfect ending to Leonard’s season with the Raptors would be enough to convince him to stay, to make the California kid want to make Canada his basketball home after he returned to peak form under Toronto’s careful ‘load management’ strategy and won his second NBA championship.

“I always feel confident. Our organization feels confident. And we do feel confident that he will [re-sign],” Raptors president Masai Ujiri said at his season-ending media availability on June 25th. “… I’m glad we got him for the year. I said this to you guys, we have to be ourselves. And we were ourselves the whole year. I think he saw that, I think we built a trust there …”

But it was hope against hope: from the moment that Leonard was acquired it was hard to shake the feeling that it was all temporary; that the perennial MVP candidate would just be passing through.

The expectation was always that Leonard would make his way to Los Angeles, where the sun always shines and where he can play out the rest of his prime close to home and friends and family with either one of the city’s two NBA franchises.

The Clippers stalked Leonard all season in Toronto to the point where the Raptors had to complain to the league about the passive-aggressive, borderline tampering-type tactics.

And the Lakers were the Lakers, the franchise that always seemed to get what they want, whether they deserve it or not.

And now Leonard has made it back to LA, but not after a detour though Toronto that changed Canadian sports history and left a legacy that likely won’t be fully appreciated for decades to come.

If Vince Carter could help inspire a generation of basketball talent with his meteoric pass across the Canadian sports landscape 20 years ago, what will Leonard and the Raptors championship season do?

Leonard didn’t leave Toronto for money – the reported four-year, $142-million contract he signed with the Clippers is less than the five-year, $190-million deal the Raptors could give him.

And he didn’t do it because he couldn’t win here: Leonard running it back in Toronto would’ve likely provided a clearer path to the NBA Finals than in a more top-heavy Western Conference.

And he didn’t do it the easy way – instead of teaming up with LeBron James and Anthony Davis to form the next super team with the Lakers, Leonard will be sharing STAPLES Center with LA’s glamour franchise, trying to knock the Lakers off their pre-ordained perch.

The urge to go home is one anyone can understand and hard to begrudge.

Leonard in LA had always seemed the natural order of things. It’s where he’s from; it’s where superstars seem to go, when summoned, like moths to light.

But Raptors president Masai Ujiri interrupted things. Ujiri and Leonard proved that the spotlight could shine on Toronto too. Ujiri said you could win a championship in Toronto, and with Leonard’s help, he was proven right.

Leonard leaving closes the chapter that began when Ujiri traded Raptors icon DeMar DeRozan, young big man Jakob Poeltl and the rights to Toronto’s first-round pick for Leonard, who was coming off an injury-plagued 2017-18 season that had limited him to nine games and precipitated his divorce from San Antonio.

There was mystery then as well: Would Leonard even report to Toronto? Would he be healthy enough to play?

Would he use his season here merely to prove he was healthy only to shut it down and await free agency?

Over the course of the season the concerns melted away and Leonard emerged as one of the best players in the NBA again.

In leading the Raptors to their championship and earning his second Finals MVP award, Leonard proved himself as quite possibly the best.

He put together a playoff run for the ages, leading the post-season tournament in total minutes played, points, rebounds and steals while averaging 30.5 points, 9.1 rebounds, 1.7 steals, 3.9 assists and shooting 49 per cent from the floor.

Not the most talkative type, Leonard proved his commitment and his priorities on the floor.

His list of signature plays was long and varied, but perhaps no moment was more significant than an off day between Games 3 and 4 in the Eastern Conference Finals.

Down 0-2 against the Bucks, Leonard willed himself to a career-high 52 minutes in a must-win Game 3, including 22 straight in the fourth quarter and through two over-time periods. He clinched the win by scoring eight of his 36 points in the second overtime.

But he was laboring, twice seeming to favour his knee and his leg.

It wasn’t clear he’d be available for an equally important Game 4 less than 40 hours away but Leonard laid that to rest with a text to Ujiri early on the off day insisting that he would play in Game 4, and he did as the Raptors went on to win four straight against the top-seeded Bucks.

Otherwise, there were almost too many highlights to count.

His four-bounce series-clinching shot against Philadelphia was the first walk-off Game 7 winner in NBA history and it instantly entered the league’s pantheon of unforgettable moments.

His flying left-handed dunk over Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo in the fourth quarter of Game 6 in the Eastern Conference Finals helped clinched the Raptors’ first NBA Finals appearance and unleashed 24 years of pent-up joy.

When Raptors head coach Nick Nurse tried to encourage his team after they dropped Game 2 at home in the Finals against the Golden State Warriors, he told them all they needed to do was go to Oakland and win one game to get home court advantage back. Leonard famously replied: “F*** that, let’s get both.”

And then Leonard led the Raptors into Oracle Arena and averaged 33 points, 9.5 rebounds and three steals on 51 per cent shooting over two games as the Raptors did just that.

His brilliance and the Raptors success unleashed a passion and celebration almost like nothing Toronto or Canada has ever seen around sports, let alone around basketball.

The television ratings were staggering – 15.9-million Canadians watched some of the Raptors championship-clinching win in Game 6 and an average of 7.7-million watched the game at any moment. It was the most-watched broadcast of any kind in Canada in more than four years and the 11th most-watched of all time. The 10 ahead of it? Eight from various Olympics; Game 7 of the 2011 Stanley Cup Final and the 2015 Super Bowl.

The championship parade through downtown Toronto on June 17 was another jaw dropper, with two million or more people estimated to have jammed city streets, nearly overwhelming the parade itself and almost pushing the city to its breaking point.

Leonard stole the show there too with his walk-off “Ha, ha, ha” laugh, a play on the memes that sprung up over his awkward laugh at his first press conference, the one where he told the world he was a ‘fun guy’ in his trademark deadpan.

If Leonard landing in Los Angeles always had an air of inevitability to it, it is fair to wonder if the Raptors truly ever had a chance.

Was Leonard wearing a Toronto Blue Jays jersey on vacation just a tease?

One day, we may find out but league sources said that the Raptors did believe they were in the driver’s seat until late in the process, which would seem consistent with Leonard using MLSE’s executive jet to fly from Los Angeles to Toronto on Wednesday for his meeting with Ujiri and Raptors general manager Bobby Webster. He remained in Toronto until Thursday night, according to sources, and put some time in with Drake as well.

And then he went home, with the news of his decision finally coming out in the wee hours of the morning as Leonard texted his Raptors teammates to let them know of his decision:

He was gone.

His record in Toronto will forever remain perfect, and likely unmatched: one season, one title.

Enough memories for a lifetime.

Now all that’s left to do is for the Raptors to retire No.2. To hang it from the rafters.

Out front at Scotiabank Arena they should build the man a statue, but make sure he’s smiling, reflecting the millions of smiles he put on millions of faces over the course of a season no one can say they saw coming.

It may be over, but it was as fun as it gets.

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