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EDITORIAL: A lost cause worth fighting for (Aug./Sept. 2018)

September 11th, 2018 · No Comments

We believe that lost causes are the ones worth fighting for. A case in point is the City of Toronto’s battle against the premier’s Better Local Government Act, which cut Toronto City Council from 47 to 25 seats.

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Tags: Annex · Editorial · Opinion

EDITORIAL CARTOON: How nice (Aug./Sept. 2018)

September 11th, 2018 · No Comments

 

More how nice!

EDITORIAL CARTOON: How Nice (Summer 2018)

EDITORIAL CARTOON: How Nice (July 2018)

EDITORIAL CARTOON: How Nice (Election Special 2018)

EDITORIAL CARTOON: How Nice (May 2018)

EDITORIAL CARTOON: How Nice (Spring 2018)

EDITORIAL CARTOON: How Nice (Mar. 2018)

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Tags: Annex · Columns · Opinion

FORUM: Ford is sending Ontario backwards (Aug./Sept. 2018)

September 11th, 2018 · No Comments

Our elected officials matter now more than ever

By Jessica Bell

Doug Ford has been Ontario’s premier for just six weeks, and he’s dragging Ontario backwards fast.

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Tags: Annex · Opinion

EDITORIAL: Reclaiming our city (Summer 2018)

August 12th, 2018 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL: Reclaiming our city (Summer 2018)

Doug Ford announced his intention to cut Toronto City Council from 47 to 25 members last month. Coming when the municipal election had already begun, without notice or consultation, this move is a threat to our right to be represented equitably and effectively. While this bombshell seems to have taken everyone by surprise, it’s certainly nothing new. We thought it fitting to reprint a May 1997 forum piece by Evelyn Rupert in lieu of an editorial. It has been edited for length.

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Tags: Annex · Editorial · Opinion

FORUM: Why I’m running for re-election (Summer 2018)

August 12th, 2018 · Comments Off on FORUM: Why I’m running for re-election (Summer 2018)

Building a more livable and caring city

By Joe Cressy

It’s been four years since I was first elected to represent Trinity-Spadina on Toronto City Council. It has been both an exhilarating and, at times, exhausting experience. I’ve loved every minute of it.

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Tags: Annex · Opinion

GREENINGS: Nurture the neighbourhood by cultivating green canopy (Summer 2018)

August 12th, 2018 · Comments Off on GREENINGS: Nurture the neighbourhood by cultivating green canopy (Summer 2018)

Replace those trees lost to weather and politics

Thanks to Premier Doug Ford, gas will be cheaper and our lungs fuller of it than ever since there will be no incentives to buy an electric vehicle. Thanks to this Neanderthal, we are now back to debating whether or not science is a thing.

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Tags: Annex · Opinion

FORUM: Celebrate citizen activists (July 2018)

July 18th, 2018 · Comments Off on FORUM: Celebrate citizen activists (July 2018)

Residents’ associations cultivate neighbourhoods

By Mike Layton

At the Palmerston Area Residents’ Association (PARA) annual general meeting last month, I realized something. We are so lucky to have such informed, open, and dedicated neighbours. Often people, including the media, are critical of neighbourhood associations labelling them as NIMBY, meddling neighbours standing in the way of change favouring homeowners.

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Tags: Annex · General · Opinion

GREENINGS: Results beg for electoral reform (July 2018)

July 18th, 2018 · Comments Off on GREENINGS: Results beg for electoral reform (July 2018)

Environment would benefit from a system that’s not a winner takes all

Big congratulations to Jessica Bell who is now representing us in University-Rosedale at Queen’s Park.

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Tags: Annex · General · Life · Opinion

FORUM: Bold new initiatives for Ontario (Election Special 2018)

May 29th, 2018 · Comments Off on FORUM: Bold new initiatives for Ontario (Election Special 2018)

Making the case for the provincial Liberals

By Jo-Ann Davis

Elections have consequences. On June 7, voters in Ontario will make a choice that will have a profound impact on the welfare of students, seniors, families in our community, the economy, and environment.

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Tags: Annex · Opinion

FORUM: The Green Party’s platform (Election Special 2018)

May 29th, 2018 · 1 Comment

Focus on innovative measures and renewable energy

By Tim Grant

I have lived all my life in our new riding of University-Rosedale. My involvement as a teenager in the fight against the Spadina Expressway propelled me into a lifetime focus on local and provincial issues. For the past 15 years, I have served on the board of the Harbord Village Residents’ Association, one of the most active residents’ associations in the city, chairing the organization for the last seven years.

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Tags: Annex · Opinion