Editorial

TTC fare hikes, again

By Admin 06.01.2016

Toronto public transit users have received the questionable gift of yet another increase in the cost to ride buses and subways in this city. Some will be hopping mad since transit users have a double whammy with the January 1 …

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2015, a year of turnarounds

By Admin 30.12.2015

The year 2015 will be remembered as one of turnarounds, some predictable and others long overdue. The turnaround that received the most attention across the nation was the election of the Liberal Party of Canada as the new federal government …

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It’s Merry Christmas!

By Admin 22.12.2015

There is a cheerful arrangement of beautifully wrapped gifts along with trees decorated with glittering ornaments and a toy train running through a display on the the interchange level of the Yonge and Bloor subway station in downtown Toronto.

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Deregulate cab industry

By Admin 17.12.2015

The driving public was not happy to be inconvenienced when cab drivers held a recent protest, blocking traffic around City Hall to raise awareness of the impact UberX, the app-based ride sharing service, is having on the industry. Cabbies want …

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TDSB failing students

By Admin 09.12.2015

It’s not just that the staff culture within the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) has its problems. After all, every work environment could benefit from some improvement. It’s that the culture and the decisions being made would significantly affect the …

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Deadly police culture

By Admin 02.12.2015

The trial of Police Constable James Forcillo, charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death two years ago of 17-year-old Sammy Yatim, is serving to reveal much of what is troubling about the culture and method of police response in …

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Universal dental care needed now

By Admin 25.11.2015

Over 60,000 patients went to the emergency rooms of hospitals in Ontario last year in dire pain because of dental problems, but dental care is not available there. Emergency rooms would only prescribe painkillers and antibiotics. Another 218,000 went to …

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Don’t African refugees matter?

By Admin 18.11.2015

International condemnation of the deadly actions by a few people in Paris, France last Friday, the 13th, would have to be understood as correct. Paris is the most visited city in the world and is held in high regard as …

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Where’s TPS Transparency?

By Admin 11.11.2015

At a time when the public is sensitive to the issue of transparency on the part of public officials, why is Toronto Police Service (TPS) Board chair Andy Pringle refusing to make public the recommendations in a report on cost …

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Going green not cheap

By Admin 04.11.2015

Predictably, there is public anger as the announcement of yet another increase in electricity rates takes effect. To say that the optics are not good is an understatement since the announcement from the Ontario Energy Board (OEB), the authority that …

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