Black lives matter

By Admin 22.07.2015

The shooting death of Andrew Loku, 45, at his place of residence by Toronto police on July 5 has become a call to action among groups that advocate for Toronto’s Black community.

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More gun deaths

By Admin 16.07.2015

The deaths of Lecent Ross, 14, and Andrew Loku, 45, involving guns have to be of deep concern for this city. The trite saying is that guns don’t kill, people do, and certainly it was the persons who held and fired off guns who have to take responsibility for these two individuals losing their lives.

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Taxi industry need to change

By Admin 09.07.2015

Toronto’s troubled taxicab industry is getting a shake-up, not from contentious city regulations or, as some would argue, over-regulation. The shake up is from Uber, the service that can, with the touch of a smartphone app, turn any car whose driver subscribes to it into a cab service.

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Two-tier citizenship

By Admin 01.07.2015

On Canada Day, all across this great nation, from coast to coast to coast, people who chose to adopt this country as their home swore allegiance in groups to celebrate becoming citizens.

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Who will replace Mukherjee?

By Admin 24.06.2015

With Alok Mukherjee’s announcement that he would be leaving as chair of the Toronto Police Services Board (TPSB) as of August 1, the quest for a new board member and the decision regarding who will become the next chair becomes of significant public interest.

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Council chose to tweak

By Admin 18.06.2015

The Gardiner Expressway, at least the sections that are elevated, is an eyesore. More than anything, that is what those who are against it are not saying. It presents no esthetic enhancement to the city’s waterfront.

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A critical moment

By Admin 10.06.2015

Whether it was a moment of realization during a cab ride, the public pressure from a cadre of high profile Torontonians or an opinion poll, Mayor John Tory has announced his change of heart regarding the offensive and oppressive police practice of unwarranted street checks, commonly referred to as “carding”, that has so adversely affected persons of colour and Black males in particular for the past decade, if not longer

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Decision on the Gardiner

By Admin 03.06.2015

Righteous heat emanates in waves about what to do regarding the Gardiner Expressway. As the deadline approaches for Toronto City Council to make a decision regarding the 1.7-kilometre section east of Jarvis Street, the sides for and against removing that elevated section are once again making their positions known.

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It’s back to school

By Admin 28.05.2015

Striking high school teachers in Durham, Peel and Sudbury should have seen it coming when education minister Liz Sandals announced that back-to-school legislation was on the way. It has been six weeks of no classes for 70,000 students, and public sympathy for those students was reaching critical mass. Certainly, less so for the striking teachers.

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Put tolls on the Gardiner

By Admin 20.05.2015

A long overdue decision by Toronto City Council on the fate of the lesser used eastern section of the Gardiner Expressway is set for the coming month and Mayor John Tory has already made it known that his preference is to see the elevated section of the expressway remain. Tory has settled on what has become known as the hybrid option, in which part of the expressway would be rerouted between Jarvis St. and the Don Valley Parkway. Detractors are already lining up.

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