Category Archives: Politics

Wynne has busy schedule ahead of Feb.19 deadline News, Politics

By Amber Daugherty Time is already ticking for Kathleen Wynne, Ontario’s new premier-designate. With Saturday’s celebration behind her, Wynne has already rolled up her sleeves as she begins working to accomplish everything needed in the next three weeks. Boxes to be checked off her to-do list before ending the prorogation of Parliament on Feb. 19

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Ford or no Ford: Torontonians weigh in News, Politics, Uncategorized

Humber News reporter Ali Chiasson and videographer Jesse Thomas were at City Hall on the eve of the Divisional Court decision in Mayor Rob Ford’s conflict of interest case. Judges will hand down their verdict Friday morning to determine whether or not he will continue as mayor or not. The people of Toronto share their

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Spence supporters vow native ‘struggle will continue’ News, Politics

by Shumu Haque The hunger strike by First Nation Attawapiskat’s Chief of Council Theresa Spence may have ended, but her supporters say the struggle to ensure equal opportunities for the aboriginal people will continue. Following the end of a six-week hunger strike by Spence, her spokesperson, Danny Metatawabin, said, “the fight does not end because

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Netanyahu apparent front-runner in Israel elections News, Politics

By Amber Daugherty Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s prime minister, cast his vote Tuesday in his country’s election that many are anticipating will return him to a third term in office. “We want Israel to succeed, we vote Likud-Beitenu,” Reuters reported the prime minister saying in reference to his political party. “The bigger it is, the more

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Ontario Liberal leadership candidate profile: Gerard Kennedy News, Politics

By Kaite Boivin and Stephen Donkers Gerard Kennedy is hoping his long career in both federal and provincial politics will land him the top job as Premier of Ontario. Kennedy is one of seven candidates vying for the premier position after Dalton McGuinty announced his resignation last fall. Kennedy born July 24, 1960 in The

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Obama pushes for unity in inauguration speech News, Politics

By Amber Daugherty President Barack Obama, the 44th president of the United States, was inaugurated to his second and final term today. The recitation of the oath of office was followed by a speech that targeted issues such as healthcare, gay and lesbian rights, and the economy. He highlighted the importance of the country coming

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Angry Egyptians gather in protest News, Politics

Compiled by Jessy Bains Angry Egyptians are storming President Mohamed Morsi’s headquarters in Alexandria and gathering in Tahrir Square. According to CNN, protesters are angry over an announcement by Morsi’s spokesman that the President issued an order preventing any court from overturning his decisions. Morsi also ordered retrials and new investigations into the deaths of

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McGuinty successor: 6 candidates, so far Politics

The list of candidates seeking the leadership of the Ontario Liberal party continued to grow Tuesday with the entry of MPP Eric Hoskins, the sixth person to enter the race. Hoskins, who is also a former family practice doctor, announced his candidacy in front of supporters in his St Paul’s riding in midtown Toronto. He

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