Why haste to sell Hydro One?

By Admin 01.10.2015

Privatization of Hydro One is again on the table, with the Liberals, led by Premier Kathleen Wynne, daring to do what the Conservatives tried unsuccessfully back in 2002, to great protest, and which Dalton McGuinty, Liberal leader at that time, opposed.

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Bold steps on traffic!

By Admin 23.09.2015

The Gardiner Expressway is of significant value to Toronto, yet the cost to maintain it, as ever-increasing traffic demands, continues to create major problems for the bean counters at Toronto City Council.

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TAVIS cuts good

By Admin 17.09.2015

The provincial Liberal government plans to slash funding of the Toronto Anti-Violence Intervention Strategy (TAVIS) by $5 million, almost half the provincial funding of this police project. This announcement comes at a time when the Liberal government has been holding …

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Africans also in crisis

By Admin 09.09.2015

A great deal of criticism has been heaped on the Harper Conservative government for its apparent inaction regarding the plight of Syrian refugees, given the hundreds of thousands languishing in refugee camps in places like Turkey and Jordan.

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Now to the economy

By Admin 02.09.2015

Now that the trial of disgraced Conservative Senator Mike Duffy on charges including fraud, breach of trust and bribery has gone into recess until November – that is, after the October 19 federal elections – the lengthy election campaign now in progress has become refocused on the much more pressing matter of the economy.

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CAS lacks cultural awareness

By Admin 27.08.2015

The long-term effects of child abuse and neglect can last through generations. When decisions by children’s aid societies, whose mandate is to protect children from abuse do more harm than good, that is not a small matter.

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Olympics bid? Not so fast

By Admin 19.08.2015

Expectations for successful presentation of the Pan Am Games in Toronto were so low, including expectations about attendance at events by Torontonians and other Canadians, that the final result appears to have surprised and pleased just about everyone.

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Heart disease and politics

By Admin 13.08.2015

Another study has been published reminding us that the rate of heart disease is significantly high among people of African ancestry living in Canada. The Canadian Community Health Survey looked at cardiovascular health as measured in terms of ethnicity and found that the rate of increase in cardiovascular disease has risen faster over the past 10 years than in prior decades, in particular among Black women and South Asian males. It also pointed to tremendous increase in obesity rates among Black and Chinese males.

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Watch for election spin

By Admin 05.08.2015

Voters have to guard against becoming distracted by the priorities of the political insiders and instead make it a priority to hold those working to get elected or re-elected accountable on matters significantly affecting this country on a daily basis, such as the state of the economy.

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Housing problems

By Admin 29.07.2015

Toronto Mayor John Tory may have the best intentions with his tough talk that those who live in the city’s subsidized housing will lose residency if they are found to be dealing drugs. Reacting to an interim report from a task force on Toronto Community Housing (TCH), Tory added a six-month ultimatum directed at TCH top brass to rid public housing property of drug dealers.

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