Category Archives: Politics

Public health and safety to be jeopardized by Federal budget cuts: survey Politics, Sci/Tech

by Jon Mace Science budget cuts and changes to policy at the hands of the federal government are damaging scientists’ ability to serve the public, a new study suggests. Between the 2012-2013 and the 2015-2016 fiscal years, a total of $2.6 billion is slated to be cut from ten federal science departments. According to newly

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A transportation minister and a city planner walk into a bar Politics

In the eye of this storm was Paul Bedford, Toronto’s former chief planner, addressing a tightly packed group of concerned citizens. To his left, in the dim light of a bleary sconce, stood Ontario Transportation Minister Glen Murray.

‘I don’t have disdain for the Fords’ Doolittle says of book News, Politics

By Taylor Parsons “Rob Ford is really insecure and not overly happy,” said Robyn Doolittle, during her live chat on Tuesday to promote her new book, Crazy Town. “That is where I do find my empathy for him. And I think that’s what really fuels some of his personal demons,” she said. Doolittle, who works

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Obama leaves Keystone XL pipeline in limbo News, Politics

By Jonathan Rumley The Keystone XL pipeline is a lot like a couple’s dream vacation that often gets talked about but never gets booked. Canada wants it to happen but the United States has other priorities. These priorities were on display Tuesday evening during U.S. President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address. Although energy was

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Ukraine cause for emergency debate in parliament News, Politics

by Kait Morris Canadians are reacting to events in Ukraine with protests and rallies all over Canada. More than 50 people gathered at Nathan Philips Square in downtown Toronto to protest the unrest in Ukraine yesterday at 3 p.m.. At the rally, Bob Dechert, Conservative MP of Mississauga-Erindale, said thanks to MP James Bezan of Selkirk-Interlake

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