Opinion

Racism, intolerance as campaign issues

By Pat Watson 15.10.2014

By PAT WATSON In case you’re wondering what the polar opposite is of Toronto’s optimistic motto “Diversity our strength”, it is, as Canadian-born candidate for councillor in Ward 2 Etobicoke North Munira Abukar learned recently, “Go back home.” Campaign posters …

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Federal benefits for Canadian seniors

By Lennox Farrell 08.10.2014

By LENNOX FARRELL Is it a fact that the defining difference between an individual who is successful and one who is not – regardless of enterprise, ability or else – is that the successful person is the one who, on …

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Mayoral candidates fight for vote of ‘common folks’

By Admin 08.10.2014

By TOM GODFREY Millionaires John Tory and Doug Ford are dishing out insults and big money for the vote of “common folks” to help propel them into the Mayor’s Chair.   Both “silver spooners” are well-off Conservatives who, let’s face …

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The contradictory terrorism policies of the U.S.

By Murphy Browne 08.10.2014

By MURPHY BROWNE (Abena Agbetu) The bombing of the Cubana Airlines Flight 455 on October 6, 1976 was the worst act of terrorism aboard a commercial airline in the Americas until the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in …

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The mayoral campaign: a discomfiting reality

By Patrick Hunter 08.10.2014

By PATRICK HUNTER One of the underlying mysteries of this mayoral campaign is that prior to his withdrawal from the race, Rob Ford was one of the leading contenders. Apart from his drug-related behaviour and his behaviour at council, over …

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TTC promises a better way during rush hour…sure

By Pat Watson 08.10.2014

By PAT WATSON No one who understands human nature in our hustle-bustle urban centre expects the men and women who make up the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) workforce to be pristine paragons of care and compassion, but for every bus …

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Services and programs for seniors in Ontario

By Lennox Farrell 01.10.2014

By LENNOX FARRELL   Sometimes the greatest challenge you might face is not of unavailable information, but for answers about what already exists. In other words, the challenge includes knowing what is there, how to access it, and determining eligibility. …

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Racial slurs and insults escalate as election nears

By Admin 01.10.2014

By TOM GODFREY Tension and name-calling are escalating in the Toronto mayoral race as supporters of some high-profile candidates are suspected of hurling racial slurs at rivals in a bid to gain office.   Mayoral contender Olivia Chow has recently …

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Raise awareness about missing women during WHM

By Murphy Browne 01.10.2014

By MURPHY BROWNE (Abena Agbetu) Since 1992, October has been designated Women’s History Month. October was selected to commemorate the “Persons Case” in which the British Privy Council (then Canada’s highest court of appeal) ruled in October 1929 that women …

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Time for term limits for politicians?

By Patrick Hunter 01.10.2014

By PATRICK HUNTER We are almost there. In just a few more weeks, the campaign to elect a new mayor and city council in Toronto will be over. We should be looking forward to a more business-like council, doing the …

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