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Fixing Toronto’s police culture: officers now have to undergo mandatory wine tastings

TORONTO – After a task force charged with modernizing the recommended sweeping changes to its culture, the TPS is demanding its officers develop an increased sensitivity to Canada’s diverse culture.

“It’s time we acknowledged the troubling issue that has plagued the Toronto Police’s relationship with so many groups,” said Mayor John Tory. “Which is a culture that permits officers not to know the difference between a Pinot Grigio and a Riesling.”

While representatives of Toronto continue to accuse the Toronto Police of being ignorant, TPS has asked for patience, saying that by the new year, every officer on the force will be able to keep up a conversation about the terroir of Chile’s Aconcagua Valley.

“This is about a community-based model of policing,” said Chief Mark Saunders, nosing a lively Crianza from Spain’s Rioja Alta region. “How can we maintain the public trust if we’re the sort of people who bring a bottle of Andre’s Canadian Champagne to a special occasion?”

This is the first time the TPS has tried to change its culture since after the 1981 bathhouse riots, when they all tried to get into foreign film.