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Editorial: Tax dollars should not go to private schools with anti-gay conduct codes

Posted by Oped 1 hour 35 minutes ago Calgary Herald| editorial tax dollars private schools antigay conduct codes All
http://www.calgaryherald.com — Freedom of religion means you get to believe whatever you want. If you want to believe that same-sex marriage is wrong, that homosexuality is a sin or that those who engage in sex outside of heterosexual marriage are doomed to swelter forever in a lake of fire, that’s your prerogative. Read More
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TCHC’s Gene Jones may find job in peril as ombudsman releases damaging report

Posted by Oped 1 hour 35 minutes ago Toronto Star| tchcs gene jones job peril ombudsman releases damaging report All
http://www.thestar.com — The city ombudsman is preparing to release a damaging report that could cost Toronto Community Housing Corp. chief executive officer Gene Jones his job.The report, to be made public Tuesday morning, will reveal the results of ombudsman Fiona Crean’s investigation into the TCHC’s hiring, firing and promotion practices during Jones’s high-turnover two-year tenure. Two sources s Read More
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Portland prepares to flush 38 million gallons of water after man pees in reservoir

Posted by Oped 1 hour 35 minutes ago Toronto Star| portland prepares flush million gallons water man pees reservoir All
http://www.thestar.com — PORTLAND, ORE.—Portland officials are once again preparing to flush millions of gallons of treated water because someone urinated in a city reservoir.Water Bureau Administrator David Shaff said 38 million gallons will be discarded after a 19-year-old was videotaped in the act Wednesday.Three years ago, the city drained a 7.5-million-gallon reservoir at the same Mount Tabor location in sout Read More
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Can this man save the TTC?

Posted by Oped 1 hour 35 minutes ago Toronto Star| can man save ttc All
http://www.thestar.com — These are tough times for the Toronto Transit Commission and its millions of users. The service simply has not kept pace with growth in ridership, leaving many fuming at their bus, streetcar and subway stops. But the system's worst critic may be its own CEO, Andy Byford, a veteran of London's tube whose tough assignment is to get Toronto's trains to run on time. In a new Star Dispa Read More
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Tweets describe frantic last moments on Korean ferry: ‘Love you guys’

Posted by Oped 1 hour 35 minutes ago Toronto Star| tweets frantic moments korean ferry love guys All
http://www.thestar.com — The final desperate thoughts of South Korean high school students trapped aboard the ferry Mokpo as it flipped and began to sink are recorded forever in cyberspace in tweets and texts.One translated text reads, “Sis, There is something wrong with the ship.”The text, obtained and translated by Jay Jung of The Korea Times, is time-stamped at 9.30 am on Wednesday.At 9.31 am, his sister Read More
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Names of bad driving instructors kept secret

Posted by Oped 1 hour 35 minutes ago Toronto Star| names bad driving instructors secret All
http://www.thestar.com — Ontario driving instructors have been stripped of their licences due to inappropriate — and in some cases illegal — activity, including selling alcohol and contraband cigarettes to students, visiting a strip club during an in-vehicle lesson and selling driver education certificates to students.But the Ministry of Transportation says the public, including novice drivers and their par Read More
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Adam Vaughan to run for Liberals in federal byelection: Tim Harper

Posted by Oped 1 hour 35 minutes ago Toronto Star| adam vaughan run liberals federal byelection tim harper All
http://www.thestar.com — Long time Toronto city councillor Adam Vaughan is making the move to federal politics, agreeing to run for the Liberals in the upcoming byelection in the downtown riding of Trinity-Spadina.The deal was sealed at a lunch at Le Select Bistro Wednesday with Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, sources told the Star, but the party has been courting the outspoken Vaughan for months.Vaughan, who represents t Read More
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John Tory says he would keep Gardiner, crack down on lane hogs

Posted by Oped 1 hour 35 minutes ago Toronto Star| john tory gardiner crack lane hogs All
http://www.thestar.com — Toronto needs to fight traffic congestion by adopting zero tolerance for lane hogs, says mayoral candidate John Tory.Stricter enforcement, including towing, is needed to discourage courier companies and people doing errands from parking in the curb lane of busy streets during rush hour, Tory said Thursday.The former Rogers Cable chief executive said that goes for cable trucks as well. He characte Read More
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