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LETTER TO THE EDITOR (Dec. 2022)

December 13th, 2022 · Comments Off on LETTER TO THE EDITOR (Dec. 2022)

Re: Grading our Greenspaces – Margaret Fairley Park

I always enjoy getting the Annex Gleaner and have appreciated your Grading our Greenspace for many years…good for the neighbourhood and good for the parks department.

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EDITORIAL CARTOON: How Nice — Can dreams come true? (For John Tory) (Dec. 2022)

December 13th, 2022 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL CARTOON: How Nice — Can dreams come true? (For John Tory) (Dec. 2022)

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EDITORIAL: Bill 23: A housing plan built on corruption (Dec. 2022)

December 13th, 2022 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL: Bill 23: A housing plan built on corruption (Dec. 2022)

Back in 2018, Doug Ford spoke his truth and it was caught on camera. The reaction to that video was so swift and forceful that the premier was forced to make a promise: he would never touch the Greenbelt, he said. If we’ve learned anything about Doug Ford since then, it’s that saying one thing and doing another is standard practice, and promises are meant to be broken. In breaking his promise on the Greenbelt, Ford is inflicting incomparable damage on this province that extends from the land to our trust in democratic systems.

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FORUM: A fall economic statement from the Minister of Finance (Dec. 2022)

December 13th, 2022 · Comments Off on FORUM: A fall economic statement from the Minister of Finance (Dec. 2022)

So far this year, our economic growth has been the strongest in the G7

By Chrystia Freeland

I know that it has felt like one thing after another since COVID first reached our shores. We turned the economy off, and then we turned it back on again. Vladimir Putin illegally invaded Ukraine. And now we are all dealing with the impacts of global inflation at the checkout counter and the gas pump.

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FORUM: Ford takes aim at democracy and the Greenbelt (Dec. 2022)

December 13th, 2022 · Comments Off on FORUM: Ford takes aim at democracy and the Greenbelt (Dec. 2022)

It’s power for power’s sake not about sound policy

By Jessica Bell

The Ford government’s Bill 39 is a direct attack on representative democracy. The bill bulldozes local decision-making so Doug Ford can wield more power while making it easier for his developer friends to get rich paving over the Greenbelt.

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FORUM: Bill 23 is the province’s Big Lie (Dec. 2022)

December 13th, 2022 · Comments Off on FORUM: Bill 23 is the province’s Big Lie (Dec. 2022)

Residents’ associations come together to condemn move

By the HVRA and the ARA

Bill 23, the provincial government’s promise to build 1.5 million homes by 2031 is nothing short of an early Christmas gift to developers.

There’s no guarantee homes will be built, there’s nothing to ensure they will be affordable, and there’s no help for renters.

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GREENINGS: It’s time for climate truth not trinkets (Dec. 2022)

December 13th, 2022 · Comments Off on GREENINGS: It’s time for climate truth not trinkets (Dec. 2022)

Support organizations that actually care about our children’s future

Usually around Christmas I like to write about ways to lower our personal environmental footprints during the holidays, but none of that matters in the face of the complete political failure we are facing. This year, rather than buying gifts for kids or grandkids, they need you to get out there and fight for them. 

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LIFE: Save Karma Co-op (Dec. 2022)

December 13th, 2022 · Comments Off on LIFE: Save Karma Co-op (Dec. 2022)

Pandemic dealt a blow but with your help we are poised to recover

Shoppers in Karma’s produce section helping to keep the beloved brand viable. COURTESY KARMA CO-OP

By Bob Biderman

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ON THE COVER: Pumpkin Festival returns (Nov. 2022)

November 22nd, 2022 · Comments Off on ON THE COVER: Pumpkin Festival returns (Nov. 2022)

Harbord Bakery shares fresh baked goods during the Harbord Village Residents’ Association’s Pumpkin Festival on Nov. 1. PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY HAILEY ALEXANDER & NEILAND BRISSENDEN/GLEANER NEWS

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NEWS: Small business tax break scheme not available to everyone (Nov. 2022)

November 22nd, 2022 · Comments Off on NEWS: Small business tax break scheme not available to everyone (Nov. 2022)

No mechanism to force landlords to transmit the savings

Just some of the businesses who have been deemed ineligible for the small business property tax subclass.
NEILAND BRISSENDEN/GLEANER NEWS

By Carly Penrose


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NEWS: Saxe victorious in Ward 11 (Nov. 2022)

November 22nd, 2022 · 1 Comment

Razor thin win over Norm Di Pasquale 

By Brian Burchell

Dianne Saxe won with a margin of just 123 votes.  She replaces Mike Layton who chose not to run in order to spend more time with his young family. The Gleaner approached Councillor-elect Saxe and asked about her reflections on the campaign, the riding, and what University—Rosedale residents can expect.

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NEWS: Taking the pulse at campaign parties (Nov. 2022)

November 22nd, 2022 · Comments Off on NEWS: Taking the pulse at campaign parties (Nov. 2022)

Gleaner writer visits the top three candidates on election night

By Marisa Kelly

I arrive at the Pilot Tavern at 8:00 pm on Monday, Oct. 24. The former Yonge Street club and jazz bar now resides in Yorkville. It’s now a restaurant venue offering live music, and there is a pride flag proudly in the window—this is a welcoming spot, and tonight it plays host to Robin Buxton Potts’ election party. 

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NEWS: Reflecting on the campaign (Nov. 2022)

November 22nd, 2022 · Comments Off on NEWS: Reflecting on the campaign (Nov. 2022)

Two unsuccessful candidates share their thoughts

Compiled by Brian Burchell

The Gleaner reached out to the top performing candidates to get their take on such a competitive race. 

What are your thoughts about the campaign and in particular the challenge of running against other “progressive” candidates?

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