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City workers begin work-to-rule campaign News

Cheyenne Lynch Over 20,000 City of Toronto indoor workers today are protesting slow progress in negotiators for new contracts. CUPE 79 president Tim Maguire said the work-to-rule campaign began just after midnight this morning. This campaign means that workers will not do duties outside their job description. Examples of that would be a community centre

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Uber versus Taxicabs: Toronto’s ridesharing rumble Life

By Clare Jenkins Humber News took a test ride in both an Uber car and a traditional taxi on Tuesday to get two perspectives on ridesharing in Toronto. Shah Alakoozi has been working for Uber for four days. “I love it. The good thing about Uber is that you can sign in and sign out

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Magnets and iPads, city councillors’ expenses released News

By Jessica Richard City councillors released their 2014 constituency and office expenses Friday, revealing some interesting numbers. The most frugal spender was Doug Ford, who paid $57.14 out of pocket, while the top spender was Anthony Perruzza spending $28,960.31. Councillors were given a budget of $30,000, which was reduced from $50,000 by the Rob Ford

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John Tory’s 2015 budget reveals tax increase, TTC improvements News,Politics

By Chelsea Howard The first 2015 budget was released Tuesday by Toronto Mayor John Tory at the budget committee meeting at City Hall. Tory kept a number of promises made during his campaign despite his announcement yesterday that TTC fares will be increasing. Public transit, transportation infrastructure and poverty reduction dominated budget discussions, and a property

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