Editorial

Haiti needs more than emergency response

By Admin 12.10.2016

Haiti had been on the verge of recovery in its agricultural sector with much needed crops nearing harvesting when Hurricane Matthew, packing category four force winds of 209-251 kilometers per hour (130-156 mph), tore through the nation, stopping that recovery …

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Fund CAS report recommendations

By Admin 05.10.2016

African Canadian children in Toronto are 8.2 per cent of the total youth population yet they comprise 42 per cent of children under the care and supervision of the Children’s Aid Society. That is the finding from a report made …

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Looming housing crisis

By Admin 28.09.2016

The recent celebration at the completion of a new townhouse project in Alexander Park looks like a gold star on Toronto’s subsidized housing file. But despite the speeches and balloons it remains a drop in the bucket for affordable housing …

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Park pipe dream

By Admin 21.09.2016

The current debate at Toronto City Council about a proposed downtown park, dubbed the Rail Deck Park, shows precisely why there is a need for more balanced attention to every key area of the city. In the constant push to …

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Unimpressive throne speech

By Admin 14.09.2016

First, the good news in the Ontario Liberal government’s throne speech this week is there will be an additional 100,000 licensed child care spaces to come starting in 2017. However, it will be stretched over five years. There is also …

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Great initiative

By Admin 07.09.2016

A surprise announcement by Toronto Mayor John Tory on diversifying who will have access to city contract bids is a step in the right direction for equity in this city. By 2018, a third of procurement contracts over $5 million …

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Tory’s call for TTC budget cuts wrong

By Admin 31.08.2016

Commuting by streetcar in Toronto’s downtown core, along Queen Street in the afternoon rush hour for example, is an exercise in discomfort. Trying to get to work on a typical weekend by subway is a similar inconvenience. The ongoing track …

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Give proper funding to Anti-Racism Directorate

By Admin 24.08.2016

Recent incidents of racial discrimination and bigotry in various parts of Canada reflect the uphill battle we as Canadians face in coming to terms with these very real threats to society. We remain concerned while the discussion continues along two …

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Fix migrant detention program

By Admin 17.08.2016

Abdurahman Hassan’s death at a hospital in Peterborough came in June 2015 after he had been restrained by two police officers. Prior to that, Hassan, a Somali refugee who came to Canada in 1993 and who suffered from post-traumatic stress …

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Republicans are turning away from Donald Trump

By Admin 10.08.2016

The world can’t stop talking about Donald Trump. Neither can high profile members of the political party he represents as the Republican presidential candidate. But, what many Republican politicians have to say has to be troubling not just to Americans …

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