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FORUM (JULY 2017): Recognize and reconcile Canada at 150

August 1st, 2017 · 1 Comment

Take personal actions to work towards reconciliation

By Mike Layton

As festivities wind down from Canada’s 150th birthday, we are granted an important opportunity to look back at where we have been as a nation and chart our course for the nation we want to become.

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FORUM (JULY 2017): Butter tarts, tourtière, and raisin maple donuts

August 1st, 2017 · Comments Off on FORUM (JULY 2017): Butter tarts, tourtière, and raisin maple donuts

Local politicians celebrate Canada at 150

As the nation celebrated the big 150 this month, we wondered how our local politicians marked our big day. Member of Provincial Parliament Han Dong (Trinity-Spadina), councillors Joe Cressy (Ward 20, Trinity-Spadina) and Mike Layton (Ward 19, Trinity-Spadina), and Toronto Catholic District School Board trustee Catholic School Board Jo-Ann Davis (Ward 9, Spadina-Fort York) shared their Canada Day plans, and some of their favourite Canadian facts, books, and treats!

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GREENINGS (JULY 2017): Taking tolls to the Gardiner and Don Valley Parkway

August 1st, 2017 · Comments Off on GREENINGS (JULY 2017): Taking tolls to the Gardiner and Don Valley Parkway

Toronto shouldn’t have to pay for roads used by non-Torontonians

I love a good history lesson.

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FORUM (JUNE 2017): Address affordable housing

June 30th, 2017 · Comments Off on FORUM (JUNE 2017): Address affordable housing

All levels of government must take responsibility

By Joe Cressy

Some people measure the progress of a city by the speed of its transit systems or the quality of its public parks, by the number of schools in a neighbourhood, or by the number of potholes filled each year.

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GREENINGS (JUNE 2017): Lessons from Madrid

June 30th, 2017 · Comments Off on GREENINGS (JUNE 2017): Lessons from Madrid

PHOTO BY TERRI CHU/GLEANER NEWS: Cars rule the road in Madrid (above), a city whose culinary delights and historic sights are marred by the population’s refusal to use public transit.

Time to end the car era

By Terri Chu

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EDITORIAL CARTOON (MAY 2017): TCHC by blamb

May 26th, 2017 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL CARTOON (MAY 2017): TCHC by blamb

 

More how nice!

EDITORIAL CARTOON: The Grand Tory (April 2017)

FORUM: Celebrating 20 years of cartoonist Brett Lamb (April 2017)

EDITORIAL CARTOON: A second chance! by Brett Lamb 2037 (February 2017)

EDITORIAL CARTOON: Not really! It’s actually nice! by Stumpy the Subway (January 2017)

 

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FORUM (MAY 2017): No relief for small business

May 26th, 2017 · Comments Off on FORUM (MAY 2017): No relief for small business

TABIA argues for tax fairness across Ontario

By John J. Kiru

In 1998, Ontario took over school boards’ authority to set property tax rates. Residential education rates were immediately equalized across the province and an advisory panel recommended moving quickly to equalize business education tax rates as well. It is now 19 years later and Ontario has failed to adopt this recommendation to provide tax fairness to businesses across the province, although the current government has repeatedly promised to do so once the deficit was eliminated.

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Tags: Annex · Letters · Opinion

FORUM (APRIL 2017): San Francisco a model to follow

April 10th, 2017 · Comments Off on FORUM (APRIL 2017): San Francisco a model to follow

Building diverse and sustainable cities

By Mike Layton

Our city is changing. In some Toronto neighbourhoods, the pace of change is difficult to manage, and even more difficult to get ahead of, because it is so rapid.

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FORUM (APRIL 2017): Celebrating 20 years of cartoonist Brett Lamb

April 10th, 2017 · Comments Off on FORUM (APRIL 2017): Celebrating 20 years of cartoonist Brett Lamb

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EDITORIAL CARTOON (APRIL 2017): The GRAND TORY by blamb (April 2017)

EDITORIAL CARTOON: A second chance! by Brett Lamb 2037 (February 2017)

EDITORIAL CARTOON: Not really! It’s actually nice! by Stumpy the Subway (January 2017)

The stages of voting reform! by Joe Proportion (December 2016)

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EDITORIAL (FEBRUARY 2017): Clement’s petulance diminishes parliament

March 5th, 2017 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL (FEBRUARY 2017): Clement’s petulance diminishes parliament

Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition is contributing little of use to the debate over how best to deal with the hundreds of refugees walking across the Canada-US border through fields and forests. Thanks to Donald Trump’s barrage of rashly conceived executive orders, immigrants to the United States seeking to stay there have become increasingly nervous that they will be deported without due process and are understandably seeking sanctuary in Canada. In Quebec alone, there was a 250 per cent increase in illegal crossings in January.

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