Blogger Alberta Ardvark (see here) is asking some very pointed questions about how the Star’s Antonia Zerbisias obtained personal information from “tracing” auto license plates in her story:
“Over the past few weeks, the Star has tracked the makes and plates of dozens of cars in the neighbourhood.
Traces on them reveal many of these people drive in from the 905, which means they don’t contribute to Toronto’s tax coffers.
There’s the Kia Amanti, which sometimes takes up two parking spaces and whose owner walks blocks away.
The white van registered to a Mississauga construction company.
The SUV that belongs to a local pawnshop owner who stands behind the counter all day, often sauntering out to shoot the breeze with a neighbouring storekeeper.
The BMW owned by a high-heeled and walking woman.
And then there’s the Bentley, driven by a diamond merchant.”