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EDITORIAL: The hidden cost of Conservative climate plans (Oct. 2019)

October 17th, 2019 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL: The hidden cost of Conservative climate plans (Oct. 2019)

As they look to win votes in Ontario, federal Liberal candidates point to Doug Ford as a sort of warning about the dangers of casting a vote in favour of the Conservative Party of Canada. It seems even the Conservatives are buying into this narrative, as party leader Andrew Scheer brought Alberta Premier Jason Kenney to Ontario to give his campaign a boost this month. The distraction does little to veil the similarity between Conservative leaders, particularly when it comes to their climate plans. 

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EDITORIAL CARTOON: How nice (Oct. 2019)

October 17th, 2019 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL CARTOON: How nice (Oct. 2019)

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FORUM: Our streets should be safer (Oct. 2019)

October 17th, 2019 · Comments Off on FORUM: Our streets should be safer (Oct. 2019)

Dump truck strikes woman exiting streetcar

Jessica Bell, MPP University-Rosedale

On the morning of September 17, a young woman exited the streetcar at Bathurst and Ulster and was hit by a driver of a dump truck who failed to stop behind the streetcar, as is the law.

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FORUM: Vajda makes the NDP case (Oct. 2019)

October 17th, 2019 · Comments Off on FORUM: Vajda makes the NDP case (Oct. 2019)

Community lawyer pushes planks of housing, climate crisis

By Melissa Jean-Baptiste Vajda

University-Rosedale is a vibrant, diverse community. Over the past few years, I’ve had the pleasure of advocating for University-Rosedale residents through my work as a community lawyer at Kensington-Bellwoods Legal Community Services. Now, I want to stand up for Uni-versity-Rosedale in Ottawa, as your next Member of Parliament. 

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GREENINGS: Another election, another round of disappointing platforms (Oct. 2019)

October 17th, 2019 · Comments Off on GREENINGS: Another election, another round of disappointing platforms (Oct. 2019)

Growth in GDP is antithetical to environmental protection

By Terri Chu

From an environmental point of view, the most disappointing aspect of this election campaign so far is that all parties, even the Greens, are still talking about economic growth like it matters. 

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EDITORIAL CARTOON: How Nice (Sept. 2019)

October 8th, 2019 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL CARTOON: How Nice (Sept. 2019)

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FORUM: Hold Conservative MPPs to account (Sept. 2019)

October 8th, 2019 · Comments Off on FORUM: Hold Conservative MPPs to account (Sept. 2019)

Inequitable day care costs thrust onto city

By Mike Layton

Throughout my time at City Hall I have worked hard to increase the quality of life for Toronto residents and to make living here more affordable. This year, the Ford government has been going out of its way to reduce quality of life and make it more unaffordable to live in Toronto, through their many service cuts and downloading.

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FORUM: Defending the free press to preserve democracy (Sept. 2019)

October 8th, 2019 · Comments Off on FORUM: Defending the free press to preserve democracy (Sept. 2019)

Concrete measure protects truth, complexity, and journalists

By Chrystia Freeland

This autumn we will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Those of us who lived through that time, as I did, remember it as a euphoric moment. It was hard to imagine that liberal democracy was anything less than both inevitable and eternal. 

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FORUM: Tim Grant wants to be your Green voice in Ottawa (Sept. 2019)

October 8th, 2019 · Comments Off on FORUM: Tim Grant wants to be your Green voice in Ottawa (Sept. 2019)

Veteran Green Party candidate aims for federal seat

By Tim Grant

This fall’s election comes at a pivotal time for Canada and the global community. Last October, the world’s climate scientists told us we have only 11 years to prevent runaway climate change. To do that, we have to meet a new internationally agreed goal of cutting carbon emissions by 60 per cent by 2030 and eliminate our use of fossil fuels by 2050. If we fail, we will be condemning future generations to unspeakable hardship.

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FORUM: “If you work hard, you should be able to buy a home” (Sept. 2019)

October 8th, 2019 · Comments Off on FORUM: “If you work hard, you should be able to buy a home” (Sept. 2019)

Conservative candidate Helen-Claire Tingling makes her case

By Helen-Claire Tingling

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