Editorial

Liberals move on affordable housing

By Admin 16.03.2016

The provincial Liberal government’s affordable housing platform is taking a step forward with the announcement of upcoming legislation on so-called inclusionary zoning. The legislation would allow municipalities to require agreements from private developers for the inclusion of a percentage of …

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Welcome changes

By Admin 09.03.2016

The federal Liberal government is moving forward with its election promise to repeal parts of Bill C-24. Under the previous Stephen Harper government, the bill was passed in June 2015 as talk of federal elections heated up and the Conservatives …

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Budget’s winners, losers

By Admin 02.03.2016

There would hardly be a political budget that does not have its share of winners and losers, regardless of how rosy a picture a political party in power tries to paint. The eye is always on shoring up a solid …

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Making progress

By Admin 24.02.2016

As Black History Month 2016 draws to a close, a number of achievements can be added to the documenting of the history of the African Diaspora here in Toronto. The recognition began with the CN Tower being lit in the …

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Make city budget equitable

By Admin 17.02.2016

Toronto City Council is now going through annual budget deliberations and the public is sure to be presented with a feel good message of no significant increase in property taxes in the meantime. The truth below the shiny happy message …

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Make taxi issue a priority

By Admin 10.02.2016

The Uber ride-sharing movement has been active in Toronto since 2012. Since then, with the addition of UberX in 2014, the licensed taxicab industry has been in a death spiral. That death spiral means families dependent on the incomes of …

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Make Black history inclusive

By Admin 03.02.2016

The fact that Black History Month originated out of the efforts of African-American historian Carter G. Woodson bears repeating each year at this time so that everyone can recognize at core the results that come from the efforts that are …

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Interesting verdict

By Admin 27.01.2016

The verdict in the trial of Police Constable James Forcillo in the shooting death of 18-year-old Sammy Yatim in which Forcillo was found guilty on the lesser charge of attempted murder is an interesting one. However, it also might suggest …

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Policing must change

By Admin 20.01.2016

Deputy Police Chief Peter Sloly has set himself the tremendous task of changing the police system from within. His commitment and determination to do that seems to have cost him the top job of police chief, even as he was …

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Innocents caught in police database

By Admin 13.01.2016

While the province looks at how best to reconfigure police interference of private citizens in the practice of street checks, it should not be forgotten that the legacy of the practice continues to wreak havoc in the lives of many …

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