Category Archives: Politics

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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Trump’s withdrawal from TPP: What does it mean for Canada? Business, International, News, Politics

By: Hunter Crowther Canadian businesses are adjusting to Donald Trump’s announcement the United States will withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement once he takes office. In a video released Monday night, the president-elect shared his priorities for when he succeeds President Barack Obama on Jan. 20. He called the TPP “a potential disaster” for the United States.

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Purchasing age, retail taxes cloud marijuana legislature Business, News, Politics

By: Hunter Crowther A heavy federal tax on legalized marijuana will not affect the sales of cannabis manufactures in Canada, says one industry insider. However, a real threat to the industry will be if the federal government sets the minimum purchasing age higher than legal drinking age. Jordan Sinclair is the director of communications for

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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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