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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Stealing Caribana like taking land from First Nations

By Lennox Farrell 27.08.2015

Is it possible that a culture can become so inclusive, that control replaces ownership? Yes. For example, Caribana is like an African head with non-African appendages. Her cultural profile, African in spirit, is universal in appeal. But is this appeal a covetous poison-pill? It doesn’t have to be since Caribana’s welcoming of non-Africans is through an open door.

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“C” is for community capabilities

By Lennox Farrell 10.06.2015

While good intentions are better than bad intentions, ultimately what matters most are capabilities. This is not to forensic the press conference recently convened at Toronto’s City Hall by some “elders” from Black Toronto and multicultural Toronto. The two gathered to address the issue of carding: the policy response of Toronto City Council and the Toronto Police Services, to police Toronto’s skin-coloured crime.

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Celebrating 50th anniversary of the Canadian flag

By Admin 18.02.2015

By TOM GODFREY I have a Canadian flag hanging outside my home that I am proud of.   It was installed more than 10 years ago to recognize several of my friends who were at the time fighting overseas with …

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Toronto’s budget: we have a role

By Patrick Hunter 28.01.2015

By PATRICK HUNTER   And so begins the quasi-tumultuous period in Toronto’s history – an annual recurrence – the debate over the City’s budget. What goes in, what stays in, what’s missing – these are some of the points that …

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Good riddance to the Ford circus

By Admin 07.01.2015

By TOM GODFREY Whatever happened to Ford Nation and the many skeptics who didn’t think Mayor John Tory would ever lead this great city?   Former Mayor Rob Ford, and his so-called Ford Nation followers, have quietly disappeared into the …

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Mississauga accepting applications for diversity committee

Mississauga Mayor BONNIE CROMBIE
By Admin 07.01.2015

With the Mississauga city government failing to reflect the diverse community it serves, newly elected Mayor Bonnie Crombie is sticking to her election campaign promise to establish a diversity and inclusion advisory committee.

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Huge crowds rally against police brutality

Demonstration against police in Toronto
By Admin 17.12.2014

Hundreds of vocal Toronto residents joined fellow protesters in the U.S. in rallies against the police killing of young unarmed Black men by staging a die-in last weekend at Yonge and Dundas Square.

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Letter to Councillor Mihevc: Caribana is a Black woman!

By Admin 10.12.2014

Dear Councillor Joe Mihevc: What unjust processes, what ill-considered templates and diverging expectations forced Caribana away from her optimistic communal birth in 1967, to the 2017 designs of purging her memory?   For example, how do official definitions of “culture” …

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