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EDITORIAL: City staff ignore bike lanes (July 2018)

July 18th, 2018 · 1 Comment

In “The Pothole”, the award-winning 150th episode Seinfeld, Cosmo Kramer adopts a one mile stretch of the Arthur Burghardt Expressway after running over an abandoned sewing machine. Kramer decides to make his newly adopted section of a highway a more luxurious experience for drivers by reducing four lanes to two extra-wide ones. What results — to great comedic effect — is mass confusion and chaos and, a lesson in how not to manage a highway.

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EDITORIAL CARTOON: How Nice (Election Special 2018)

May 29th, 2018 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL CARTOON: How Nice (Election Special 2018)

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EDITORIAL: The market has no moral compass (Election Special 2018)

May 29th, 2018 · 4 Comments

What’s lost in the provincial debate over whether minimum wage should be $14 or $15 an hour is an accompanying discussion of what full-time employment at minimum wage actually pays for. It’s a glaring omission when you consider that many people spent the biggest portion of their money on a place to call home.

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EDITORIAL CARTOON: How Nice (May 2018)

May 9th, 2018 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL CARTOON: How Nice (May 2018)

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EDITORIAL: They’re poor, Doug, not dumb (May 2018)

May 9th, 2018 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL: They’re poor, Doug, not dumb (May 2018)

“Folks are working their backs off for minimum wage,” said Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario (PC) leader Doug Ford recently, after announcing he would block a promised minimum wage hike in favour of a tax break. According to Ford, this would give a full-time worker earning $14 per hour about $800 more in net income every year.

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EDITORIAL CARTOON: How Nice (Spring 2018)

May 1st, 2018 · 1 Comment

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EDITORIAL CARTOON How nice! (JULY 2017)

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EDITORIAL CARTOON: TCHC (May 2017)

EDITORIAL CARTOON: The Grand Tory (April 2017)

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EDITORIAL: Lessons to be learned from Excessive Force (Spring 2018)

May 1st, 2018 · 1 Comment

Sometimes a mea culpa comes in the form of a memoir. Such is the case with Alok Mukherjee, who was the chair of the Toronto Services Board from 2005 to 2015, a period that included the G20 economic summit in June 2010 in Toronto.

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EDITORIAL: Intolerance leading to Quebec’s decline (Dec. 2017)

December 15th, 2017 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL: Intolerance leading to Quebec’s decline (Dec. 2017)

In 1995, Quebec sought independence from Canada through a referendum, the second time since confederation. It failed by the narrowest of margins — 54,288 votes. The leader of the independence movement, the late Parti Québécois leader and premier Jacques Parizeau, upon learning the news of defeat gave a revealing and memorable speech in which he said “Battu par l’argent et le vote ethnique” (we were beat by money and the ethnic vote).

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EDITORIAL (Nov. 2017): Student safety suffers as trustees cave

November 24th, 2017 · 1 Comment

Toronto District School Board (TDSB) trustees are poised to accept a staff recommendation to permanently discontinue its 10-year relationship with the Toronto Police Service (TPS). Instituted after 15-year-old Jordan Manners was shot and killed in a stairwell at C. W. Jeffreys Collegiate Institute, the School Resource Officer (SRO) program was developed after a report on the incident recommended that more caring adults should be present in schools on a daily basis. Forty-five officers were deployed to Toronto high schools under the program, even though critics have correctly pointed out that the caring adults were never defined as uniformed police officers.

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EDITORIAL (Oct. 2017): Pandering to religious intolerance

November 2nd, 2017 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL (Oct. 2017): Pandering to religious intolerance

Quebec recently passed Bill 62: An Act to foster adherence to state religious neutrality and, in particular, to provide a framework for requests for accommodations on religious grounds in certain bodies.

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