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Toronto carding rate in 2012 higher than in Ottawa, says report

A new report suggests that three years ago, Torontonians were carded by police far more frequently than people in Ottawa. The Toronto Star reports that at the peak of the controversial carding practice in 2012, Toronto police conducted street checks at 20 times the rate of the nation’s capital. Data from Ottawa showed that out Read More

Diversity champion Dr. Ralph Agard dies

Dr. Ralph Agard, a prominent international voice for human rights and diversity, had died suddenly on Saturday. He is credited with much of the anti-racist and anti-oppression material found in Ontario’s educational curriculum. Agard, who is also a trained clinician, also worked to introduce child and family counselling services specific to various cultural and ethnic Read More

Several arrested in 12 armed robberies in Toronto

Toronto police have arrested several suspects in connection to 12 armed robberies at a number of transit stations, retail stores and financial institutions. Police say the robberies took place between March 3 and May 28. The suspects were apprehended after an investigation called Project Castle concluded. The investigation, which involved several divisions and TTC investigators, Read More

Black Lives Matter protestors block Allen over killings by police

Demonstrators for Black Lives Matter Toronto stepped onto the Allen Expressway yesterday to denounce the recent deaths of two Black men gunned down by police. About 200 people gathered at the Eglinton Avenue exit, not far from the Gilbert Avenue apartment building where Andrew Loku was fatally shot earlier this month. They are also protesting Read More

Olivia Chow to run for NDP in new Spadina-Fort York riding

After much speculation, Olivia Chow has officially announced her return to federal politics. The former Toronto mayoral candidate says she will run for the NDP in the new downtown riding of Spadina-Fort York. Chow made the announcement this morning alongside NDP leader Thomas Mulcair. Chow will now be running against Liberal MP Adam Vaughan in Read More

TTC to improve off-peak service on 33 routes

The TTC says it will be increasing “off peak service” on 33 bus and streetcar routes, starting this fall. Mayor John Tory and TTC Chair Josh Colle made the announcement this morning. Tory says the improvements come after the reversal of cuts made under former Mayor Rob Ford. In total, 26 bus routes and 7 Read More

Police monitoring East Danforth crime wave, says Saunders

Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders has commented on the recent spike of violent crime in the East Danforth area. Saunders says that police is taking notice of the crime trend, which has been occurring for the past couple of years. The most recent case of violence in the neighbourhood was Wednesday’s shooting at Danforth and Read More

Visitation to be held for 14-year-old Lecent Ross

A visitation will be held tonight for Lecent Ross, the 14-year-old girl killed by gunfire earlier this month in Rexdale. Ross was found with a gunshot wound in a home on Jamestown Crescent on July 9. Although the case is still under investigation, police are exploring the possibility that she could have accidentally shot herself Read More

Premier Wynne pushes for negotiations in talks with Ontario teachers’ unions

The Ontario government held a meeting today with teachers’ unions to find a solution to the labour dispute, and prevent any further job action. Education Minister Liz Sandals says the meeting between Premier Kathleen Wynne, union leaders and school boards was a positive one. Although there is much work ahead of them, Sandals agrees that Read More

Antigua Opposition Leader appeals to GTA diaspora for more competitiveness

Antigua and Barbuda Opposition Leader Harold Lovell was in the GTA recently with a message for the diaspora. Lovell arrived in Canada for the first time since becoming leader of his country’s United Progressive Party, replacing former Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer. In a meeting with diaspora members, Lovell says he wants to see Antigua and Read More

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