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Florence Henderson, iconic Brady Bunch actress, dies at 82 Arts & Entertainment, News

By: David Tuchman Acclaimed actress Florence Henderson, who become one of America’s most beloved TV moms for her role as Carol Brady in the late 1960s sitcom The Brady bunch died late Thursday night at the age of 82. Henderson had been hospitalized the day before, according to her publicist David Brokaw. Her manager Kayla Pressman said in a statement that

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Toronto mayor unveils plan for tolls on DVP, Gardiner Expressway News, Politics

By: David Tuchman Toronto Mayor John Tory on Thursday announced plans that would introduce road tolls for the Gardiner Expressway and Don Valley Parkway, two of the city’s busiest commuter arteries. “Traffic is a growing nightmare,” Tory said in a statement Thursday afternoon. Commuters coming in and out of Toronto, will have to pay $2 every time they use

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Sam Oosterhoff becomes Ontario’s youngest MPP with byelection win Politics

By: David Tuchman Sam Oosterhoff, 19, was elected Thursday in one of two Ontario by-elections, making him Ontario’s youngest MPP ever. Oosterhoff won the riding of of Niagara West-Glanbrook. Meanwhile, to the relief of the governing Liberals, civil rights lawyer Nathalie Des Rosiers held Ottawa-Vanier in Thursday’s other by-election. Oosterhoff, a Progressive Conservative, was joined by Ontario

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Protesters eye Black Friday boycott of Trump products News, Politics

By: David Tuchman Black Friday this year may have  a special twist, thanks to president-elect Donald Trump. A boycott of all products bearing Trumps name, called #GrabyourWallet, has hit major retailers such as Amazon, Nordstroms and Hudson’s Bay. In total, the list includes nearly 50 companies. Since the election, the boycott, which launched last month to

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Peel garbage collectors on strike, affecting thousands News, Politics

By: David Tuchman Close to two thirds of households in the Peel region won’t have their garbage picked up on Thursday, as garbage collectors in the region went on strike. Talks between the union representing the workers and Emterra Environmental, the contractor responsible for about 60 per cent of garbage collection in the Peel Region,

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Comedians won’t relent in Trump era, expert says Arts & Entertainment, News, Politics

By David Tuchman Comedians are wondering how to handle president-elect Donald Trump. Larry Horowitz, a professor of comedy writing at Humber college in Toronto still expects him to be a target. “Trump, no matter what he does, will be savaged by comedians, as he may well deserve, but it won’t be out of a sense of

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Trump’s win: Did media, pollsters get it wrong? News, Politics

By: David Tuchman “How were we so wrong?” In the aftermath of Tuesday’s historic U.S election, pollsters and journalists alike have been forced to ask themselves that very hard question. “It’s data like others,” said Paul Adams, an Associate Journalism Professor at Carleton University. “But it needs to be evaluated carefully to its likelihood of being

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UK Parliament must vote on Brexit negotiations, court rules International, News, Politics

By: David Tuchman The English High Court on Thursday ruled that Parliament must vote on whether the UK can begin the process of breaking apart from the EU. This means the British government on its own cannot trigger formal exit negotiations with the EU (also called article 50 of the Libson treaty) without the consent

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