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FOCUS: Greens tap Dianne Saxe (Spring 2022)

April 11th, 2022 · Comments Off on FOCUS: Greens tap Dianne Saxe (Spring 2022)

Saxe was Environmental Commissioner before Ford axed role

Annex resident Dianne Saxe, the last Ontario Environmental Commissioner before Doug Ford axed the role, seeks a mandate to return as an MPP. COURTESY DIANE SAXE

By Danielle Popov

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FOCUS: Liberals bank on star power (Spring 2022)

April 11th, 2022 · Comments Off on FOCUS: Liberals bank on star power (Spring 2022)

Former Trillium CEO, Andrea Barrack, joins race for MPP

Andrea Barrack sees Doug Ford’s unwillingness to make evidence-based decisions and make tough decisions as a fundamental flaw. COURTESY ANDREA BARRACK

By Joshua Snow

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DEVELOPINGS: Developments on your doorstep (Spring 2022)

April 11th, 2022 · Comments Off on DEVELOPINGS: Developments on your doorstep (Spring 2022)

New and continuing developments in the Annex

By MADELINE SMART 
with files from HENRY WIERCINSKI, Annex Residents’ Association 
Photos by BRIAN BURCHELL, renderings from developers’ and city’s websites



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EDITORIAL CARTOON: How Nice (Spring 2022)

April 11th, 2022 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL CARTOON: How Nice (Spring 2022)

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EDITORIAL: A conservative in name only (Spring 2022)

April 11th, 2022 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL: A conservative in name only (Spring 2022)

It’s silly season at Queen’s Park as the ruling Progressive Conservatives seek another mandate from voters this June. And it’s not beneath Doug Ford to attempt to bribe voters with their own money and ignore criticism about behaving in a fiscally reckless fashion. 

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FORUM: A budget brief from the trenches (Spring 2022)

April 11th, 2022 · Comments Off on FORUM: A budget brief from the trenches (Spring 2022)

Many progressive gains come out of city council

By Mike Layton

The 2022 budget process concluded in late February, followed by a few quick council meetings to address regular business. With the help of my colleagues, and the advocacy of many of you, we achieved notable improvements to a budget that began with glaring gaps in services, while continuing to work to improve safety in our communities. 

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FORUM: Celebrating our local leaders (Spring 2022)

April 11th, 2022 · Comments Off on FORUM: Celebrating our local leaders (Spring 2022)

MPP Jessica Bell pays homage to community contributors

By Jessica Bell

Our Community Recognition Awards recognize the people who help make University-Rosedale a wonderful place to live. Here’s some of our recent award recipients. 

Seniors’ Advocate

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NEWS: Main Street gets some relief (Winter 2022)

March 14th, 2022 · Comments Off on NEWS: Main Street gets some relief (Winter 2022)

New Small Business tax class see property taxes drop by 15%

By Carly Penrose

The benches outside Emily Rose Café at Palmerston Square and Follis Avenue were filled with patrons. Mothers and daughters, friends coming together over food. Although it was late November and the café had yet to introduce indoor seating, patrons were undeterred by the cold late-fall air as they waited patiently for their coffees and baked goods.

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CHATTER: Pax prays for peace (Winter 2022)

March 14th, 2022 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Pax prays for peace (Winter 2022)

An estimated twenty protesters from Pax Christi Toronto gathered in front of Minister Chrystia Freeland’s office, at Bloor Street and Spadina Road, on March 2. The international Catholic organization chose Ash Wednesday to pray and fast for peace in Ukraine. “We would like Canada to sign the UN treaty for the prohibition of nuclear weapons,” said Mary-Ellen Francoeur.” A whole new architecture for common security needs to be developed, where every country, including Russia, feels secure.” Pax Christi stands for lasting peace through dialogue, diplomacy, negotiation and treaties. NICOLE STOFFMAN/GLEANER NEWS

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EDITORIAL CARTOON: How Nice (Winter 2022)

March 14th, 2022 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL CARTOON: How Nice (Winter 2022)

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EDITORIAL: Ford should be first (Winter 2022)

March 14th, 2022 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL: Ford should be first (Winter 2022)

Policing is largely a provincial matter, but faced with massive trucks and bouncy castles clogging up central Ottawa, plus blockades at key border crossings, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had to invoke the Emergencies Act. As usual, Ontario Premier Doug Ford was too focused on the next election to do his job, and he should have to answer for it.

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FORUM: Building a progressive city budget (Winter 2022)

March 14th, 2022 · Comments Off on FORUM: Building a progressive city budget (Winter 2022)

Affordable housing, climate initiatives, road safety all on the agenda

By Mike Layton

The 2022 budget process will have wrapped up by the time this publication goes to print, but I still thought I could provide an update on some of the policy pieces I have been working on advancing through my role on the budget committee. 

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FORUM: Ford’s antics fill Pink Palace (Winter 2022)

March 14th, 2022 · Comments Off on FORUM: Ford’s antics fill Pink Palace (Winter 2022)

MPPs return to Queen’s Park in final controversial legislative session

By Jessica Bell

Canadian-content rules lowered for Ontario Line

Premier Ford is allowing companies who would like to build vehicles for the Ontario Line to cut their Canadian-manufactured content from 25 per cent to 10 per cent.  

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