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EDITORIAL CARTOON: How Nice (Aug. 2022)

August 17th, 2022 · No Comments

Ain’t she a beautiful sight?

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EDITORIAL: Farewell Mike (Aug. 2022)

August 17th, 2022 · No Comments

After 12 years on city council, Mike Layton, representative for University-Rosedale’s Ward 11 will not seek another term. Given the systemic changes made to the city’s governance in recent years, it’s no surprise Layton’s made this call—but it’s a shame and a real loss to this community.

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FORUM: Revenue, revenue, revenue and the lack thereof (Aug. 2022)

August 17th, 2022 · No Comments

Why is city council afraid of getting what the city needs to deliver services?

By Mike Layton

By the time this reaches your doorsteps, council will have completed our last legislative cycle before the election period begins, and the agenda is as busy as ever. Top of mind for me is continuing to work toward correcting the service deficiencies many residents have been noticing as the weather has warmed and people are engaging with our public spaces and services.

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FORUM: We need to ban harmful single-use plastics (Aug. 2022)

August 17th, 2022 · No Comments

A case for reducing plastic in our environment

By Steven Guilbeault

Plastic is everywhere. We use it in packaging, construction, agriculture, automobiles, electronics, textiles, and medical equipment.

While plastic has revolutionized our lives, plastic pollution has emerged as a key environmental issue worldwide.

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SPORTS: Leafs prepare for postseason push (Aug. 2022)

August 17th, 2022 · No Comments

Veteran players hope to hoist the Intercounty Baseball Championship trophy at Christie Pits

Toronto Maple Leafs third baseman Johnathan Solazzo in action at Christie Pits on July 31. The Leafs defeated the Welland Jackfish 5-2. R.S. KONJEK/GLEANER NEWS

By R.S. Konjek

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NEWS: Bell re-elected in University–Rosedale (July 2022)

July 18th, 2022 · Comments Off on NEWS: Bell re-elected in University–Rosedale (July 2022)

Annex backs NDP, province backs PCs overall

By Carly Penrose

New Democrat Jessica Bell won University-Rosedale by 4,000 votes while Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservatives won a sweeping majority in the bid to lead Ontario’s government.

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CHATTER: NDP’s pattern of prevailing in the Annex continues (July 2020)

July 18th, 2022 · Comments Off on CHATTER: NDP’s pattern of prevailing in the Annex continues (July 2020)

Jessica Bell of the New Democratic Party (NDP), has represented the University-Rosedale riding (District 112) since her success in the 2018 election. She was re-elected on June 2. Of the 49,412 votes cast in the University-Rosedale riding in 2018,  Bell earned 24,537 of them (49.66 per cent), followed by Liberal candidate Jo-Ann Davis who earned 10,898 votes (22.06 per cent), PC candidate Gillian Smith who earned 10,431 votes (21.11 per cent) , and Green Party candidate Tim Grant who earned 2,652 votes (5.37 per cent).

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EDITORIAL CARTOON: A chacun son principles (July 2022)

July 18th, 2022 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL CARTOON: A chacun son principles (July 2022)

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EDITORIAL: Highway’s environmental impact worsens with every report (July 2022)

July 18th, 2022 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL: Highway’s environmental impact worsens with every report (July 2022)

The provincial PCs handily won another majority at Queen’s Park. The progressive parties split the vote and Doug Ford walked up the middle with his “get it done” message. It’s a simple and catchy phrase that Ford could utter authentically. A key plank in their plan is building Highway 413, but it appears that getting it done might not be so simple.

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FORUM: Improving our service standards takes resources (July 2022)

July 18th, 2022 · Comments Off on FORUM: Improving our service standards takes resources (July 2022)

Layton argues we can do better as a city

By Mike Layton

Toronto residents love to spend time outdoors, and as a city, we want to encourage people to do so by ensuring our parks provide the services they need. 

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FOCUS: Where do our candidates stand? (Provincial Election 2022)

May 24th, 2022 · Comments Off on FOCUS: Where do our candidates stand? (Provincial Election 2022)

Gleaner asks University-Rosedale hopefuls six key questions

When there is an election at the provincial or federal level, the Gleaner asks candidates questions about their policy positions on issues of the day. As the June election is almost upon us, their answers may help you decide how to cast your vote on June 2. (Note: the answers are in alphabetical order by candidate’s surname).

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NEWS: Candidates clash over climate platforms (Provincial Election 2022)

May 24th, 2022 · Comments Off on NEWS: Candidates clash over climate platforms (Provincial Election 2022)

PC candidate a no show, parties unite in opposition to Ford

By Carly Penrose

Only three of the University-Rosedale candidates running in the Ontario election this spring were present for the  University-Rosedale All Candidates Provinical Election Debate held Tuesday, May 10.   

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EDITORIAL CARTOON: How Nice (Provincial Election 2022)

May 24th, 2022 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL CARTOON: How Nice (Provincial Election 2022)

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