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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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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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Hunt on for two suspects as 15 people injured in 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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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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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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Teen shot to death in Scarborough
Sun, 20 May 2018 22:12:21 +0200
Second male taken to hospital with gunshot wounds after “targeted” attack near Ellesmere Ave. and Markham Rd.
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Yorkville robbery suspects flee scene of rollover crash on foot
Sun, 20 May 2018 02:55:48 +0200
Police search for suspects after rollover crash at Jarvis and Wellesley. Police believe the occupants of the overturned vehicle are suspected in the robbery of a Yorkville store.
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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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Ontario turtle populations are in trouble, warn conservationists
Thu, 24 May 2018 00:17:22 +0200
All eight turtle species in Ontario are now listed as being at risk of disappearing.
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Sunnybrook Stables catch fire with horses inside
Mon, 21 May 2018 14:09:27 +0200
Multiple horses were killed, officials say.
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NDP will block gas-price gouging on long weekends, Horwath says
Sun, 20 May 2018 18:17:08 +0200
Andrea Horwath looking at a cap on how much the price of a litre of gasoline can be raised to help “everyday people who have no other choice but to get into a car and fill up the tank.”
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Rosie DiManno: Toronto doctor stripped of licence after turning hospital into a ‘place of torment’
Tue, 22 May 2018 23:06:57 +0200
Some of Dr. George Doodnaught’s victims weren’t believed when they first came forward, writes Rosie DiManno.
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25-year-old North York woman dead after canoe capsizes in Orillia
Sun, 20 May 2018 23:31:16 +0200
Police say neither of the two women in the canoe were wearing personal flotation devices.
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Andrea Horwath admits NDP platform has $700-million math ‘mistake’
Sun, 20 May 2018 18:17:08 +0200
Andrea Horwath looking at a cap on how much the price of a litre of gasoline can be raised to help “everyday people who have no other choice but to get into a car and fill up the tank.”
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Airlines are offering deals, increasing capacity in case WestJet pilots go on strike
Sun, 20 May 2018 00:19:45 +0200
With a possible WestJet pilots striking looming, other airlines are jumping in to accommodate passengers.
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Liberals and NDP call for police probe into PC nominations
Sat, 19 May 2018 19:44:01 +0200
Liberal Leader Kathleen Wynne cites report that raises “deeply troubling questions about the widespread use” of customer data stolen from company that operates Highway 407.
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Shawn Micallef: Upcoming election highlights the fractured nature of Ontario
Sat, 19 May 2018 14:00:00 +0200
Ontarians need to find what connects them instead of focusing on divisions, be it the 416 vs. 905 in the Golden Horseshoe or downtown vs. suburb in and out of Toronto, writes Shawn Micallef.
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Martin Regg Cohn: The referendum on Andrea Horwath’s NDP is just beginning
Wed, 23 May 2018 01:13:59 +0200
While the New Democrats have profited from anger against the Liberals and fear of the Tories, their campaign has also hit some serious bumps, Martin Regg Cohn writes.
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As Horwath’s poll numbers rise, Doug Ford focuses his attacks on the NDP
Tue, 22 May 2018 22:51:03 +0200
Ford awoke Tuesday to a new poll showing Horwath’s New Democrats at 37 per cent to 36 per cent for his Tories.
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Teen hospitalized after people filmed shooting fireworks at each other in Christie Pits Park
Tue, 22 May 2018 22:09:13 +0200
The people can be seen running around a grassy area near soccer goalposts and garbage bins, aiming fireworks at each other by hand.
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New federal election rules will be implemented for 2019, says nominee for Elections Canada chief
Tue, 22 May 2018 21:33:55 +0200
Bill C-76 makes big changes to how elections are run, including introducing new rules for pressure and advocacy groups, and creates a “pre-writ” period that limits how much parties can spend on advertising.
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12 horses killed in Sunnybrook Stables fire
Mon, 21 May 2018 14:09:27 +0200
Multiple horses were killed, officials say.
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Andrea Horwath defends NDP candidate over Remembrance Day comments
Mon, 21 May 2018 02:48:20 +0200
The NDP leader said she doesn’t share the opinion of Mississauga candidate Laura Kaminker, who once called wearing poppies a “ritual of war glorification,” but said the party values freedom of speech.
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Andrea Horwath admits NDP platform has $1.4-billion math ‘mistake’
Sun, 20 May 2018 18:17:08 +0200
Andrea Horwath looking at a cap on how much the price of a litre of gasoline can be raised to help “everyday people who have no other choice but to get into a car and fill up the tank.”
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Picasso buried secrets in his paintings. Technology can finally uncover them
Sun, 20 May 2018 14:30:00 +0200
In 1992, the Art Gallery of Ontario revealed a landscape buried beneath its Picasso masterwork. But its deeper mystery took another quarter century to unravel.
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Picasso buried secrets in his paintings. Technology is uncovering them. This is what was found in a piece at the AGO
Sun, 20 May 2018 14:30:00 +0200
In 1992, the Art Gallery of Ontario revealed a landscape buried beneath its Picasso masterwork. But its deeper mystery took another quarter century to unravel.
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Rosie DiManno: Royal wedding was protocol and pomp, yes, but above all, a couple in love
Sun, 20 May 2018 02:32:06 +0200
And what a wedding it was, a ceremony that blended the essence of Harry and Meghan and a sermon infused throughout with the redeeming power of love.
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