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The NDP’s problems are piling up across Canada: Hébert

Posted by Oped 7 hours ago Toronto Star| the ndps problems piling canada hbert All
http://www.thestar.com — MONTREAL—On a day when the NDP was already mourning the defeat of an icon at the hands of Toronto voters, the sole New Democrat provincial government in the country was flirting with implosion.With his ruling party sinking in the polls, Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger has a cabinet rebellion on his hands. Until further notice, there is a deathwatch on his leadership.The failure of Olivia Ch Read More
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Liberals slap salary caps on agencies including LCBO, TVO

Posted by Oped 7 hours ago Toronto Star| liberals slap salary caps agencies including lcbo tvo All
http://www.thestar.com — Salary caps are coming to executives earning $100,000-plus in another 64 broader public sector agencies including TVO, the Liquor Control Board and the scandal-plagued ORNGE air ambulance service.The net is widening as the Liberal government strengthens proposed accountability legislation, Treasury Board President Deb Matthews said Wednesday.“Citizens of Ontario are entitled to know and wa Read More
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Raptors put on show in winning home opener: Arthur

Posted by Oped 7 hours ago Toronto Star| raptors winning home opener arthur All
http://www.thestar.com — The nerves creep in, every time. The man inside the Raptor suit used to do his routines free and easy; he did his best, and he was loved for it, and at some point he realized he had given people a standard they had come to expect. So now when he goes out there, in his 20th season, he worries. If a bit doesn’t go the way he wants, he tries even harder to make up for it. Every second he Read More
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Meet John Tory’s top political aides: Chris Eby and Vic Gupta

Posted by Oped 7 hours ago Toronto Star| meet john torys political aides chris eby vic gupta All
http://www.thestar.com — Mayor-elect John Tory’s most senior staff member is a former journalist and communications consultant who has jumped in and out of the media and political worlds.“This is an opportunity of a lifetime,” Chris Eby said Wednesday, less than 24 hours after Tory named him chief of staff. “Not to engage in hyperbole, but I feel like we are at a critical moment in the city&#x Read More
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Giants edge Royals in Game 7 to win World Series: Griffin

Posted by Oped 7 hours ago Toronto Star| giants edge royals game win world series griffin All
http://www.thestar.com — KANSAS CITY—Unbelievable. The World Series is becoming the land of the Giants and, in particular, left-hander Madison Bumgarner.On Wednesday in Game 7, the visiting San Franciscans scored early and held on to beat the Kansas City Royals 3-2, celebrating on the field and swarming their dominant ace, Madison Bumgarner after capturing their third Fall Classic in the last five years.Dynasty? I Read More
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Doug Ford makes ‘big mistake’ by insulting Ontario PC leadership hopefuls

Posted by Oped 7 hours ago Toronto Star| doug ford big mistake insulting ontario pc leadership hopefuls All
http://www.thestar.com — Doug Ford has ticked off potential rivals for the leadership of Ontario’s struggling Progressive Conservatives without even entering the race.His comment that four MPPs and one MP in the hunt for Tim Hudak’s old job aren’t up to defeating Premier Kathleen Wynne landed with a thud at Queen’s Park.“I’ll stack my winnability up against anybody else’s Read More
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Jian Ghomeshi: 8 women accuse former CBC host of violence, sexual abuse or harassment

Posted by Oped 7 hours ago Toronto Star| jian ghomeshi women accuse cbc host violence sexual abuse harassment All
http://www.thestar.com — Eight women from across Canada now accuse former CBC host Jian Ghomeshi of abusive behaviour ranging from allegations of beating and choking without consent, to workplace sexual harassment. The allegations the Star is probing range from 2002 to the present. One of the women, popular Canadian television actor Lucy DeCoutere, has agreed to be identified. DeCoutere, who plays Lucy on Traile Read More
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Editorial: A digital double-edged sword

Posted by Oped 19 hours ago Calgary Herald| editorial digital doubleedged sword All
http://www.calgaryherald.com — There’s little doubt that the multitude of screens that young people stare into each day has consequences. Children who spend too much time under the spell of digital technology have been found to have shorter attention spans, get lower grades in school and be more likely to be obese. Read More
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