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Contentious Rouge Park Bill Passes Third Reading

Despite united opposition against the proposed National Urban Park, Conservative Bill C-40 passed third reading Monday. The legislation is now on its way to the Tory-dominated Senate for further review. The passage of Bill C-40 in Ottawa earlier this week, creating the country’s first National Urban Park in Toronto’s Rouge Valley, is not the cause … Continue reading

Ontario and Ottawa face off over fate of Rouge Park lands

A STANDOFF IS BREWING east of Toronto in the Rouge Valley between Queen’s Park and the federal government over the proposed Rouge National Urban Park. Ontario Infrastructure Minister Brad Duguid made it clear to federal Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq that the province would not hand 5,400 acres of land it owns, stretching from Lake Ontario … Continue reading

Toronto offering on-bill financing for home energy retrofits

It might be time to replace that aging water heater in the basement. Or that thinning insulation in the attic. The City of Toronto is here to help, announcing last week that it’s taking steps to make it easier for property owners to make their homes more energy efficient through the Home Energy Loan Program (HELP). Under … Continue reading

Enbridge’s GTA pipeline project gets greenlight

The Ontario Energy Board gave approval late Thursday afternoon to Enbridge Gas Distribution’s $686.5 million GTA Project aiming to carry natural gas across the top of Toronto. The project, consisting of two segments of pipeline stretching 50 kilometres from a compressor station in Milton into Scarborough where it will link up with other Enbridge pipelines, … Continue reading

Finding work a struggle for new teachers in Toronto

*** Note: this piece was originally published with OpenFile Toronto on Feb. 10, 2012, but is no longer available online since their website shut down. *** When Deirdre Dimitroff started teachers college at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education in September 2011, she knew the odds of finding work in the Toronto District School … Continue reading

Yes, In My Back Yard!

The flow of information and ideas between community residents and policy makers is often a one-way street. When someone tries to flip that idea on its head, it seems almost utopian – until you realize that the flipside is how things ought to be. Enter the Yes In My Back Yard! Festival, now entering its eighth … Continue reading

Where did the ‘Liberals’ on Toronto Council go?

Back in July, 2011, a remarkable thing happened. Councillor Shelley Carroll, a progressive and vocal critic of Mayor Rob Ford, sent a letter to her riding association in Ward 33 (Don Valley East) which she has represented since 2003. Beyond her stated opinion that the City’s (conservative) leadership was not working in the best interests … Continue reading

Rob Ford’s ‘Gravy Lane’

Back in July of 2011, the Toronto Cyclists Union led the attack against the vote in City Council to remove the bike lanes on Jarvis St. that had been installed only 12 months previously under Mayor David Miller. The Bike Union was ultimately hoping that their allies on Council could convince swing Councillors that an … Continue reading

Ontario votes to amble into the twenty-tens

For an election that was about as little as an election can possibly be about, last nights results brought more change to Ontario than many anticipated. And despite the set election dates we have in Ontario, Ontarians should not expect to wait until 2015 before casting their next provincial ballot. But they can be forgiven … Continue reading

Parking taxes and road tolls: the politics of misdirection

I have an important announcement for all political parties – not every comment made by every individual opposition candidate can or should be used as a stand-in for opposition policy as a whole. Because people are not dumb, they see through it, and you end up looking silly. Case in point: a press release came … Continue reading

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