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NDP, Liberals jockeying for Toronto votes

Sep 11 2015 — — The NDP and the Liberals are jockeying for Toronto’s votes as the federal election campaign heats up, with the New Democrats leading in the downtown and the Grits gaining ground in Etobicoke and North York. While the Liberals are fighting the dominant Conservatives in those ridings, they’ve captured Scarborough, according to a Mainstreet/Postmedia poll. “The […]

NDP ad parodies Conservative attack on Trudeau

Sep 11 2015 — — A new ad from the federal NDP parodies a Conservative attack ad on Justin Trudeau, noting that when it comes to Stephen Harper, “it’s time to let him go.” The commercial references the Conservative ad which says Trudeau “is just not ready.” Both ads show a hiring committee looking at a pile of resumes. The […]

Hudak in lead but falling in latest election poll

May 23 2014 — John Stall — New polling suggests the provincial election campaign is turning into a tight race, with all three main parties now within seven points of each other. A new Ipsos Reid poll conducted for CTV and CP24 found that if a election were held today, Progressive Conservatives under Leader Tim Hudak would receive 35 per cent support […]

Ford connected to gang members, court documents confirm

May 9 2014 — Momin Qureshi — Court documents released on Friday confirm that some of the people Mayor Rob Ford has associated with are connected to gang activity. The latest documents from the guns and gangs investigation dubbed ‘Project Traveller’ focus on members of the Dixon City Bloods gang that were pictured with Ford outside what police called a “crack house” […]

Mayor Rob Ford wants Pride flag removed at City Hall

Feb 7 2014 — Erin Criger — The same day the Pride flag was raised at City Hall to support LGBTQ rights during the Olympics, Mayor Rob Ford is calling for its removal. “This is about [the] Olympics. This is about being [patriotic], this is not about someone’s sexual preference,” he told reporters Friday. Ford left his office and walked through a […]

Mayor Ford is Maclean’s Newsmaker of the Year

Nov 28 2013 — — Maclean’s magazine has named Mayor Rob Ford its Newsmaker of the Year. “Rob Ford was a larger-than-life figure whose story transcended borders,” Maclean’s editor Mark Stevenson said in a release on Thursday. “In a year of some great successes and heroics — and some great, roiling scandals — he was impossible to ignore, and the […]

Wynne, Trudeau join campaign trail as byelection nears

Nov 23 2013 — Christine Chubb — Toronto Centre Liberal candidate Chrystia Freeland got some big backing on the final leg of her campaign trail Saturday. Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and Premier Kathleen Wynne spoke with supporters at Freeland’s King and Church street area campaign headquarters. “To see (people) stepping up and coming forward in our positive campaign, refusing the negativity, saying […]

New lawyer for ex-cop accused of helping the Hells

Oct 17 2013 — The Canadian Press — MONTREAL - Another day in court has brought yet another lawyer for a retired Montreal police investigator charged with gangsterism for allegedly selling secrets to the Hells Angels.Benoit Roberge appeared briefly in court on Thursday where a new defence lawyer took over the file — the accused's fourth attorney in his four court appearances.Roberge will […]

Feds earmark $660M for Scarborough subway

Sep 23 2013 — Showwei Chu — The federal government is providing $660 million in funding for the Scarborough subway, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty says. Flaherty made the announcement on Monday morning a day after the federal government told Mayor Rob Ford that it would support the city council-approved project to expand the Bloor-Danforth subway line.