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PMO defends Harper government’s recognition of feminist icon

Posted by Oped 2 hours 19 minutes ago Toronto Star| pmo defends harper governments recognition feminist icon All
http://www.thestar.com — OTTAWA—A spokesman for Prime Minister Stephen Harper dismisses accusations from the opposition parties and others that the government is erasing the late feminist icon Thérèse Casgrain from Canada’s public history.Carl Vallee called the accusations “ridiculous,” pointing to a revised citizenship study guide — Discover Canada — that for the first Read More
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Accusations of plagiarism fly as councillor websites show eerie similarity

Posted by Oped 2 hours 19 minutes ago Toronto Star| accusations plagiarism fly councillor websites eerie similarity All
http://www.thestar.com — Two council candidates running in different wards claim to care about fiscal responsibility, accountability and respect at city hall.Problem is, up until Monday morning they were claiming those goals in online campaign platforms that were word-for-word identical.“Everyone in public service should be held accountable for their actions and behaviour,” stated the websites of Jason Colt Read More
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Families left ‘powerless’ by Canada’s Mental Health Act

Posted by Oped 2 hours 19 minutes ago Toronto Star| families left powerless canadas mental health act All
http://www.thestar.com — From the tender age of 14, young people are masters of their own medical treatment under the law, from birth control to mental health care. “It really handcuffs families, but it is the legislation,” said Phyllis Grant-Parker, executive director of Parents Lifeline of Eastern Ontario. “Legally, physicians cannot discuss with a parent about their child of 14 or older unless the Read More
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TTC driver dismissed after running red light

Posted by Oped 2 hours 19 minutes ago Toronto Star| ttc driver dismissed running red light All
http://www.thestar.com — The TTC workers’ union won’t contest the firing of a rookie bus driver who ran a red light and swerved just in time to avoid hitting a pedestrian. But Bob Kinnear is asking transit officials for a compassionate re-assignment of the operator, perhaps as a subway fare collector.“When we compare this penalty to that of the police officer who shot Sammy Yatim nine times on a stre Read More
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Ontario’s battle over 3-litre milk jugs on grocery shelves

Posted by Oped 2 hours 19 minutes ago Toronto Star| ontarios battle litre milk jugs grocery shelves All
http://www.thestar.com — A spat over milk containers is souring relations between dairy farmers and manufacturers.For months, Ontario’s milk bureaucracy has been battling over whether you should be able to buy 3 litres of milk in the grocery store.On one side are the milk processors, represented by the Ontario Dairy Council, who want to open up the market entirely to 3-litre milk containers.On the other is the Dai Read More
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NDP says it's time to come clean on mercury poisoning

Posted by Oped 2 hours 20 minutes ago Toronto Star| ndp time clean mercury poisoning All
http://www.thestar.com — The Ontario NDP is demanding the province publicly release a 2010 report confirming the long-term effects of mercury poisoning in northern communities, nearly five decades after the toxic waste was dumped in the Wabigoon-English River system.Grassy Narrows First Nations residents have complained about health problems consistent with mercury poisoning — such as tremors and loss of hearing, Read More
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Peak a boo-boo: Bank’s description of new $10 bill named wrong mountain

Posted by Oped 2 hours 20 minutes ago Toronto Star| peak booboo banks description named wrong mountain All
http://www.thestar.com — For Toronto resident Hitesh Doshi, one of the most memorable moments during a trip to the Canadian Rockies was hiking Mount Edith Cavell with his family and getting up close to the mountain’s Angel glacier.The unforgettable trip was one of the reasons the Ryerson professor excitedly scanned the new $10 polymer banknote on its release in November, discovering a mistake by the Bank of Canada Read More
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Chaotic start for mayoral debate as Rob Ford gets in shouting match with organizers

Posted by Oped 2 hours 20 minutes ago Toronto Star| chaotic start mayoral debate rob ford shouting match organizers All
http://www.thestar.com — The latest Toronto mayoralty debate got off to a chaotic start Monday night when Rob Ford got into a shouting match with organizers at the entranceway to the East York church.Volunteers with the Parkview Hills Community Association were upset when the mayor tried to get inside the Presteign-Woodbine United Church on St. Clair Ave. East, at O’Connor Drive, with his driver, Jerry Agyemang, a Read More
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