Category Archives: News

Underground economy worth billions Business, News, Uncategorized

Compiled by Helen Surgenor Canada’s underground economy was worth up to $35 billion in 2009, said Statistics Canada—and that doesn’t include revenues from illegal operations, drugs or prostitution. According to the report, “the three most significant sectors in terms of underground economy activity were construction (29 per cent), retail trade (20 per cent) and accommodation

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Toronto man charged in 3 sex assaults News, Uncategorized

By Briar Hopley A man was arrested in Pickering yesterday and charged in three separate sexual assaults in Toronto. “Unfortunately we can’t disclose [how he was apprehended], that is part of the investigation, but he was arrested after 7 [p.m.] and it was in Pickering,” said Const. Wendy Drummond. On Aug. 23 at 2 p.m.

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Violent protests in Pakistan leave 17 dead News

Compiled by Jessy Bains Anger over a video denigrating the Prophet Muhammed continued Friday, as violence erupted on what was supposed to be a day of peaceful protests in Pakistan. According to CBC News, Pakistani officials said at least 17 people have been killed and more than 160 wounded in clashes between police and protesters

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Students protest loss of public school extracurriculars News

By Bianca Bykhovsky   Students across the GTA are expressing their frustration with the ongoing battle between Ontario teachers and the provincial government. Students are upset at the loss of extracurricular activities in the wake of Bill 115 (the Putting Students First Act). Many Ontario school students are planning protest activities to make their feelings

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Executive pay freeze proposed by province Business, News

By Shylo Adams Ontario Finance Minister Dwight Duncan announced Thursday that the provincial government will propose a cap on compensation for public service executives and a two-year pay freeze for managers. “Here in Ontario we’re working hard to eliminate the deficit,” Duncan said. “As we work towards balancing our budget we have made a choice

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Freedom Day 2012 News

By Bianca Bykhovsky & Matt Smith Dundas Square was overflowing Thursday as more than 1,000 people, mostly children,  marked Freedom 2012, organized by the Toronto branch of the Simon Wiesenthal Centre. Motivated adolescents wore t-shirts and made posters to show their support and interest in the cause. Organizers said the event was created to confront

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