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Four parties are making big promises on transit. What’s a commuter to do?
Sat, 26 May 2018 01:35:01 +0200
We take a look at the proposals about the Relief Line, funding the TTC, light rail expansion and other transit priorities.
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PCs say Ford cleared of membership-buying allegations in 2016
Sat, 26 May 2018 01:31:00 +0200
But the Star spoke with several people in the riding who said they voted in the nomination contest without paying for their membership.
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The hunt for Xiemen: the mysterious Vancouver firm at the centre of a C$3.3M Trump-fundraiser payment
Sat, 26 May 2018 01:30:01 +0200
Xiemen has no apparent office or website. But the B.C. firm was the conduit for payment to a Trump fundraiser who resigned his GOP post.
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Toronto Hydro privatization information can stay secret, watchdog rules
Sat, 26 May 2018 00:47:14 +0200
The commission overseeing freedom of information appeals agreed with Hydro that releasing documents to the Star would violate rules against insider trading. Duff Conacher, a co-founder of Democracy Watch who fights government secrecy, called the ruling...
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Toronto closes loophole on fraternity and sorority houses
Sat, 26 May 2018 00:15:59 +0200
Officials say decision is mainly about ensuring the safety of tenants after 166 complaints from area residents since 2013 and incidents of assault and sexual assault at or near the homes located in the Annex.
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Toronto teacher arrested after allegedly assaulting eight girls on school property
Fri, 25 May 2018 23:53:59 +0200
A teacher from Edgewood Public School has been arrested on 11 charges relating to sexual assault.
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Martin Regg Cohn: Kathleen Wynne’s Liberals struggle to stay airborne
Fri, 25 May 2018 23:50:59 +0200
Weighed down by the baggage of 15 years in power and falling further behind, the Liberals are nearly out of time, Martin Regg Cohn writes.
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Vinay Menon: Why is Harvey Weinstein smiling? Even in handcuffs, he still doesn’t get it
Fri, 25 May 2018 23:11:58 +0200
Harvey Weinstein may not have invented the casting couch, but he turned it into an emotional torture chamber, writes Vinay Menon.
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From a humble start, this Toronto Muslim charity has grown to serve multitudes, as far away as N.W.T.
Fri, 25 May 2018 22:54:58 +0200
The Muslim Welfare Centre began as a small food bank 25 years ago and now employs 55 people with a focus on helping whoever needs it, “regardless of religion, or background.”
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Toronto police release dramatic security video of targeted downtown killing
Fri, 25 May 2018 22:13:57 +0200
The video, released at a press conference Friday, shows three attackers chasing Jaiden Jackson, 28, down the ramp of a downtown parking garage before shooting him more than 20 times.
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In provincial election, battle lines drawn over minimum wage and good jobs
Fri, 25 May 2018 21:21:56 +0200
Ontario’s low-wage workforce has seen its ranks grow rapidly but the parties differ over how to deal with it.
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Royson James: The one thing pedestrians should remember about cars
Fri, 25 May 2018 21:15:56 +0200
Those travelling by foot often walk as though they’ve forgotten than vehicles can kill, writes Royson James.
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Chantal Hébert: Liberal collapse in Ontario gives rise to an unsettling feeling in Trudeau’s Ottawa
Fri, 25 May 2018 20:06:55 +0200
The June 7 Ontario election comes at a time when the prime minister is no longer walking on water and he has Andrew Scheer’s Conservatives nipping at his heels, Chantal Hébert writes.
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Heather Mallick: Trump’s fiery letter to North Korea reveals the child inside
Fri, 25 May 2018 19:26:58 +0200
The U.S. president's missive to Kim Jong Un shows his deep insecurity. Perhaps he couldn’t stomach the idea of failed peace talks, of tripping on his own tie, or of Kim Jong Un out-mocking him, Heather Mallick writes.
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Defiant Ford says no change in strategy despite slip in polls
Fri, 25 May 2018 19:20:54 +0200
The Progressive Conservative leader, who appears to have lost the lead, insisted Friday he is “running a strong campaign.”
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Trump exaggerates the MS-13 menace and Republicans say his tough talk is political gold
Fri, 25 May 2018 18:10:51 +0200
Heading into the congressional midterm elections in November, Trump has returned to the immigration-heavy message that helped propel his own victory two years ago.
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David Olive: Canada shows its mettle with Aecon bid rejection
Fri, 25 May 2018 17:57:55 +0200
Ottawa’s rejection of the takeover bid for Canada’s Aecon is an iron-fisted response to the way China is acting in the world, writes David Olive.
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Big tech is changing the world — but we need to have a say, NDP MP Charlie Angus writes
Fri, 25 May 2018 17:42:50 +0200
“The domination of the digital realm by an oligarchy consisting of a few massive firms raises many disturbing questions for legislators, regulators, and the public,” writes Charlie Angus. “Their unprecedented control of digital space has the potential...
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Horwath says NDP is ‘looking into’ Scarborough candidate accused of sharing Hitler meme
Fri, 25 May 2018 17:27:49 +0200
The PCs are accusing Tasleem Riaz of sharing a neo-Nazi image on her Facebook page five years ago. The Ontario NDP leader said she finds it hard to believe Riaz would post anything associated with Hitler.
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NDP ‘gaining momentum,’ surges ahead of Tories in latest poll
Fri, 25 May 2018 12:00:00 +0200
A Forum Research survey found Andrea Horwath’s NDP at 47 per cent compared to 33 per cent for the Progressive Conservatives led by Doug Ford.
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I was Jordan Peterson’s strongest supporter. Now I think he’s dangerous
Fri, 25 May 2018 11:00:00 +0200
A former UofT colleague examines the bestselling author’s increasingly controversial positions and concludes in an opinion piece that Jordan Peterson is using fear to unleash ‘dark desires’
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Multiple people injured in Mississauga restaurant explosion
Fri, 25 May 2018 06:07:34 +0200
The incident occurred at Bombay Bhel, an Indian restaurant located near Hurontario and Eglinton.
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‘Everything was destroyed’: Mississauga restaurant bombing left a scene of chaos, witnesses say
Fri, 25 May 2018 06:07:00 +0200
Two men seen entering the Bombay Bhel restaurant on Hurontario St. and detonating an improvised explosive device, police said.
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‘No one expects this to happen here’: Witnesses, community describe chaotic scene following Mississauga restaurant explosion
Fri, 25 May 2018 06:07:00 +0200
Two men seen entering the Bombay Bhel restaurant on Hurontario St. and detonating an improvised explosive device, police said.
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Most important news of Canada:
Defiant Ford says no change in strategy despite slip in polls
Fri, 25 May 2018 19:20:54 +0200
The Progressive Conservative leader, who appears to have lost the lead, insisted Friday he is “running a strong campaign.”
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Trump exaggerates the MS-13 menace and Republicans say his tough talk is political gold
Fri, 25 May 2018 18:10:51 +0200
Heading into the congressional midterm elections in November, Trump has returned to the immigration-heavy message that helped propel his own victory two years ago.
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David Olive: Canada shows its mettle with Aecon bid rejection
Fri, 25 May 2018 17:57:55 +0200
Ottawa’s rejection of the takeover bid for Canada’s Aecon is an iron-fisted response to the way China is acting in the world, writes David Olive.
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Big tech is changing the world — but we need to have a say, NDP MP Charlie Angus writes
Fri, 25 May 2018 17:42:50 +0200
“The domination of the digital realm by an oligarchy consisting of a few massive firms raises many disturbing questions for legislators, regulators, and the public,” writes Charlie Angus. “Their unprecedented control of digital space has the potential...
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Horwath says NDP is ‘looking into’ Scarborough candidate accused of sharing Hitler meme
Fri, 25 May 2018 17:27:49 +0200
The PCs are accusing Tasleem Riaz of sharing a neo-Nazi image on her Facebook page five years ago. The Ontario NDP leader said she finds it hard to believe Riaz would post anything associated with Hitler.
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I was Jordan Peterson’s strongest supporter. Now I think he’s dangerous
Fri, 25 May 2018 11:00:00 +0200
A former UofT colleague examines the bestselling author’s increasingly controversial positions and concludes in an opinion piece that Jordan Peterson is using fear to unleash ‘dark desires’
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Multiple people injured in Mississauga restaurant explosion
Fri, 25 May 2018 06:07:34 +0200
The incident occurred at Bombay Bhel, an Indian restaurant located near Hurontario and Eglinton.
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Police seek two men after 15 people injured in Mississauga restaurant explosion
Fri, 25 May 2018 06:07:00 +0200
Peel Regional Police tweeted two men allegedly entered Bombay Bhel restaurant and detonated an improvised explosive device inside.
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Gym memberships, kids’ college tuition paid among perks for Alberta school board execs, sources say
Fri, 25 May 2018 04:04:33 +0200
Education Department review reveals “concerning” perks for Alberta school board executives.
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Marketing experts caution against celebrity endorsements from men as Visa and TransLink drop Morgan Freeman advertisements
Fri, 25 May 2018 03:54:47 +0200
Marketing experts are warning of the volatility of male celebrity endorsements following allegations of sexual harassment against Morgan Freeman, and Visa ending its advertising agreement with the actor.
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Condo boards move to ban pot smoking
Fri, 25 May 2018 02:18:43 +0200
They are looking to beat the coming legalization of marijuana and limit the number of users grandfathered in, lawyer says.
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Havard McKenzie acquitted of second degree murder in shooting of Tariq Mohammed in Chinese restaurant
Fri, 25 May 2018 01:53:43 +0200
The victim, 31, was out celebrating a birthday with friends at a downtown eatery, when he was shot many times by two gunmen.
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Council votes to simplify traffic-calming … in a roundabout way
Fri, 25 May 2018 01:24:27 +0200
Local councillors will be able to waive the requirement that residents first sign a petition and vote in a poll before the city considers measures such as speed humps, pinch points and chicanes.
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Centennial College opens dorms to refugees as part of city contingency plan
Fri, 25 May 2018 00:26:25 +0200
The plan is a response to “unprecedented events and emergency situations,” according to the city.
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Questions and ‘deep pain’ after autopsy says 3-year-old boy pulled from hot car in Burlington died of heat
Thu, 24 May 2018 23:35:24 +0200
There still remain many questions about the 3-year-old boy’s death. In Canada, there are no national statistics about the number of heatstroke deaths in vehicles.
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Autopsy confirms Burlington toddler pulled from hot car died of exposure to heat
Thu, 24 May 2018 23:35:24 +0200
There still remain many questions about the 3-year-old boy’s death. In Canada there are no national statistics about the number of heatstroke deaths in vehicles.
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Thomas Walkom: Rising Horwath means vulnerable Ford must produce his plan
Thu, 24 May 2018 23:33:24 +0200
Andrea Horwath’s NDP has a platform that can be scrutinized. Doug Ford’s PCs do not. A few weeks ago, that didn’t matter. Now it does.
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Hazel McCallion stars in ‘A Tale of Two Endorsements’
Thu, 24 May 2018 23:31:23 +0200
Former Mississauga mayor praises a Liberal incumbent, then says his work needs ‘fixing’ by Doug Ford.
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Mayor John Tory says Ottawa has offered nothing to help deal with Toronto’s refugee crisis
Thu, 24 May 2018 23:08:23 +0200
The city has been dealing with an increase in the number of refugee claimants since 2016, part of a growing number of migrants crossing into Canada from the United States.
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Tim Harper: Liberals are courting a major problem with influx of asylum-seekers
Thu, 24 May 2018 22:25:39 +0200
The government gets high marks for empathy but is failing on enforcement in dealing with flow of would-be refugees, Tim Harper writes.
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Edward Keenan: As Car2Go learned, Toronto council is rarely reasonable when it comes to parking
Thu, 24 May 2018 22:01:21 +0200
Car2Go’s “free-floating” model of car sharing pretty much depends on people being able to park them in any legal parking space. That’s where the coming ran into problems in Toronto, writes Edward Keenan.
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‘We were using algorithms to catch and kill’: U.S. whistleblower Chelsea Manning warns Montreal conference of perils of technology, data collection
Thu, 24 May 2018 20:21:37 +0200
Released from a military prison one year ago, the 30-year-old activist cast herself as a sort of modern-day version of Robert Oppenheimer, the atom-bomb physicist who spent much of his later life campaigning for arms control.
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Human remains found near Hwy. 401 identified as man reported missing in September, 2016
Thu, 24 May 2018 19:44:42 +0200
Investigation ongoing, but foul play in death of Gary Weese, 64, isn’t suspected at this time, the OPP says.
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Mayor, council praise the ‘heroism and resilience’ of Yonge St. van rampage first responders
Thu, 24 May 2018 18:43:15 +0200
One month after a rampage that killed 10 people, city council acknowledged the work of firefighters, paramedics, police officers, TTC special constables and city staff, to loud applause.
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Pedestrian and two cyclists, one a child, struck in separate collisions Thursday
Thu, 24 May 2018 18:14:34 +0200
The child sustained minor injuries, police say.
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