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  • Ontario school board accused of pressuring teachers not to teach ‘racist’ To Kill a Mockingbird

    10/19/2018 10:53:00 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 22 replies
    National Post ^ | 10 18 2018 | Joseph Brean
    English literature teachers in a large Ontario school board have been urged not to teach the American classic To Kill a Mockingbird because it is harmful, violent and oppressive to black students, and its trope of a “white saviour” makes its black characters seem “less than human.”“The use of racist texts as entry points into discussions about racism is hardly for the benefit of black students who already experience racism,” reads a directive to teachers in Peel, a suburban region northwest of Toronto. “This should give us pause — who does the use of these texts centre? Who does it...
  • Pro-Choice Man, Who Allegedly Kicked Pro-Life Woman, Is In More Trouble Than We Thought

    10/08/2018 10:20:25 AM PDT · by billorites · 64 replies
    Law & Crime ^ | October 7, 2018 | Alberto Luperon
    Jordan Hunt, the 26-year-old man accused of kicking a pro-life woman on Sunday, has been arrested. Toronto police announced Saturday that not only was he charged in that case, but he was also accused in a separate incident. Hunt approached people protesting abortions, and began scribbling on their signs and clothing, police says. One of the protesters confronted him, and he allegedly kicked her in the shoulder, police said. In this account, it knocked the phone from her hand. He allegedly then ripped off a ribbon from her, and ran away. Police said he surrendered to cops on Saturday. Officials...
  • Judge champions ‘lenient’ sentence for black man in crime because of systemic racism (Ottawa)

    09/24/2018 3:22:13 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 19 replies
    An Ontario judge voices his — and the justice system’s — struggle balancing a public outcry over gun violence with systemic racism against young black males in a remarkable, lengthy and lenient judgment against a Toronto man caught with a loaded handgun after fleeing police. “It seems like not a day goes by without the media reporting yet another gun tragedy, sometimes very horrible ones. It happens in every neighbourhood. It happens in my own. None are immune from gun violence. People are rightfully outraged and bewildered by it. They feel powerless in its onslaught. Afraid,” writes Ontario Superior Court...
  • Bombshell leak to Toronto Star upends NAFTA talks: In secret ‘so insulting’ remarks...

    08/31/2018 9:20:35 AM PDT · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 115 replies
    Toronto Star ^ | Aug. 31, 2018 | Daniel Dale
    WASHINGTON—High-stakes trade negotiations between Canada and the U.S. were dramatically upended on Friday morning by inflammatory secret remarks from President Donald Trump, after the remarks were obtained by the Toronto Star. In remarks Trump wanted to be “off the record,” Trump told Bloomberg News reporters on Thursday, according to a source, that he is not making any compromises at all in the talks with Canada — but that he cannot say this publicly because “it’s going to be so insulting they’re not going to be able to make a deal.” In a remark he did not want published, U.S. President...
  • Scientists find way to make mineral which can remove CO2 from atmosphere

    08/14/2018 10:36:38 PM PDT · by Innovative · 113 replies ^ | Aug. 14, 2018 | Goldschmidt Conference
    Scientists have found a rapid way of producing magnesite, a mineral which stores carbon dioxide. If this can be developed to an industrial scale, it opens the door to removing CO2 from the atmosphere for long-term storage, thus countering the global warming effect of atmospheric CO2. This work is presented at the Goldschmidt conference in Boston. Project leader, Professor Ian Power (Trent University, Ontario, Canada) said: "Our work shows two things. Firstly, we have explained how and how fast magnesite forms naturally. This is a process which takes hundreds to thousands of years in nature at Earth's surface. The second...
  • Chronically ill man releases audio of hospital staff offering assisted death

    08/08/2018 3:08:21 PM PDT · by DFG · 7 replies
    CTV News (Canada) ^ | 08/02/2018 | Staff
    An Ontario man suffering from an incurable neurological disease has provided CTV News with audio recordings that he says are proof that hospital staff offered him medically assisted death, despite his repeated requests to live at home. Roger Foley, 42, who earlier this year launched a landmark lawsuit against a London hospital, several health agencies, the Ontario government and the federal government, alleges that health officials will not provide him with an assisted home care team of his choosing, instead offering, among other things, medically assisted death. Foley suffers from cerebellar ataxia, a brain disorder that limits his ability to...
  • The Danger in Thinking Premier Ford is a Buffoon

    07/30/2018 8:40:45 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/30/18 | Arthur Weinreb
    Premier Ford and his late brother Rob were Trump years before Trump was Trump When campaigning for the leadership of the Ontario Progressive Party and then during the provincial election campaign, Ford spent a lot of time saying he was not Donald Trump. True, they are two different people. But politically speaking, the premier and his late brother Rob were Trump years before Trump was Trump. Part of the problem with the left is it is not a question of disagreeing with politicians like Trump and Ford; they fail to understand them or their supporters. They are simply satisfied to...
  • Incels celebrate death of 10-year-old girl in Toronto mass shooting: “Legit put a smile on my face”

    07/24/2018 11:15:31 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    We Hunted the Mammoth ^ | July 23, 2018 | David Futrelle
    Last night, a young man opened fire on people enjoying a night out in Toronto’s Greektown neighborhood. Numerous people were hit; two of his victims died — an 18-year-old woman and a 10-ear-old girl. The shooter, identified as 29-year-old Toronto resident Faisal Hussain, was found dead shortly after a gunfight with police; it’s not clear if he was killed by the police or if he took his own life. As of yet, we don’t know the shooter’s motive, but given his choice of targets — people out socializing on a summer night in a neighborhood known for its many restaurants...
  • Faisal Hussain ID'd as gunman in deadly Danforth attack, Special Investigations Unit says

    07/23/2018 2:52:31 PM PDT · by Deo volente · 143 replies
    CBC News ^ | July 23, 2018
    Faisal Hussain has been identified as the gunman in the deadly Danforth Avenue shooting rampage. Ontario's Special Investigations Unit (SIU) released Hussain's identity on Monday evening, hours after he opened fire on a number of Danforth Avenue restaurants, killing two people and injuring 13 more.
  • Multiple People Shot in Toronto: Officials

    07/22/2018 8:38:25 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 67 replies ^ | Published 5 minutes ago | Updated 1 minute ago
    One person died and multiple people were injured in a shooting Toronto Sunday night, police say. Nine people have been transported to hospitals. Six people were transported to one trauma center, two to local hospitals, and one to a pediatric trauma center, officials said. An unknown number of people are being treated at the scene of the shooting, paramedics said.
  • Multiple peopleseriously injured in Greektown shooting: paramedics (Toronto, Can.)

    07/22/2018 8:27:30 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 20 replies
    As many as 9 people have been taken to hospital, including a child, following a mass shooting in Greektown. Toronto police were called to an area outside a restaurant on Danforth Avenue near Logan Avenue around 10 p.m. following reports of multiple gunshots.
  • ew Tesla owners on hook for $14K after sudden end of electric car incentive program (Ontario Canada)

    07/15/2018 7:57:25 AM PDT · by jerod · 51 replies
    CBC News ^ | July 14, 2018
    Ending program immediately for purchases directly from manufacturer is unfair, customers say Some Tesla customers say they now have to fork over an extra $14,000 for their new Model 3 electric cars because of Ontario's sudden decision to end an incentive program for electric and hydrogen vehicles. The provincial government announced Wednesday that the program will end on Sept. 10 for those who have their vehicle delivered, registered, and plated if it was purchased from a dealer, but it ended immediately for those who ordered their electric and hydrogen vehicle directly from the manufacturer. As Tesla does not have dealers...
  • After Two Weeks, Premier Ford’s Influence Felt Beyond Ontario

    07/15/2018 10:17:24 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/15/18 | Arthur Weinreb
    Ford was elected to save Ontario from economic and cultural disaster. If the last two weeks have shown anything, the premier may very well save the entire country On June 29, Douglas Robert Ford Jr. was sworn in as Ontario’s 26th premier. After 15 years of disastrous Liberal Party rule, Ford won a majority government based upon his promises to undo many of the terrible policies that saw the once mighty economic engine of Canada become a have-not province and an economic train wreck that saw many Ontarians forced to choose between heating and eating. As people are these days,...
  • Doug Ford Is Dead Right, Injection Sites Dead Wrong

    07/09/2018 10:18:47 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/09/18 | Dr. Gifford Jones
    History shows that more money, more social workers, and injections sites will end in failure Not all the lunatics are in the asylum. Why? Because federal prison officials are providing needles to prisoners so they can inject themselves with illegal drugs. Now, Doug Ford, Premier of Ontario, is being criticized for damning the use of injection sites in prison and in Canadian cities. Condoning drug use is the most illogical way to combat North America’s opioid epidemic. But what else would work? The drug problem is like a cancerous growth that kills, not just people. Look at what has happened...
  • As Canada forges ahead on bridge project, trade tensions near a boil

    07/09/2018 1:14:31 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 41 replies
    Crain's Detroit Business ^ | July 8, 2018 | Chad Livengood
    WINDSOR, Ontario — The Canadian government is forging ahead with construction of a new Detroit River bridge designed to enhance trade as economic relations between the longtime trading partners grow strained — and the crossing could become a bargaining chip. Major construction of the Gordie Howe International Bridge is expected to begin this fall once a contract is signed with Bridging North America, the consortium of infrastructure companies chosen last week by the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority to build the bridge. The long-awaited move toward an official groundbreaking later this month comes as President Donald Trump threatens a tariff on Canadian-assembled...
  • Doug Ford ends cap and trade in Ontario

    07/04/2018 5:15:30 AM PDT · by xp38 · 87 replies
    The Toronto Sun ^ | July 2018 | Antonella Artuso
    Premier Doug Ford has officially revoked cap and trade — and is now starting to wrap up initiatives funded by the doomed program. “Cap-and-trade and carbon tax schemes are no more than government cash grabs that do nothing for the environment while hitting people in the wallet in order to fund big government programs,” Ford said in a statement Tuesday. “I promised that the party with taxpayers’ dollars was over and that this would include scrapping the cap-and-trade, carbon tax slush fund.”
  • Canada Takes a Turn With Doug Ford

    07/03/2018 11:22:51 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 23 replies
    US News ^ | June 28, 2018 | Paul D. Shinkman
    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has been able to maintain popularity at home during his three years in office despite a challenging, at times combative relationship with the Trump administration since 2017. But amid a conservative rise at home, the young leader of the country's Liberal Party is about to face a new front from Canada's most influential province. The Progressive Conservative Party firebrand Doug Ford, brother of the late former Toronto mayor Rob Ford, will be sworn in as the premier of Ontario on Friday and assume a highly influential position in a province he calls "the engine of...
  • Lindsay Shepherd sues Wilfrid Laurier, claiming 'attacks'

    06/17/2018 8:37:45 PM PDT · by Paladin2 · 15 replies
    National Post ^ | June 12, 2018 | Joseph Brean
    Lindsay Shepherd, the teaching assistant who rose to prominence after she was controversially disciplined for showing her class part of a TVOntario program on gender-neutral pronouns, is suing Wilfrid Laurier University, two professors, and a manager of the school’s Diversity and Equity Office. She claims harassment, intentional infliction of nervous shock, negligence, and constructive dismissal. The “attacks” on her “have rendered her unemployable in academia,” she claims, and forced her to abandon her career plans for further graduate study and teaching. The statement of claim, which seeks $3.6 million, was filed Tuesday in Waterloo, Ont., and as yet no statements...
  • Doug Ford's Victory A Five Alarm Warning For The Alberta NDP

    06/10/2018 1:13:54 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 6 replies
    Calgary Herald ^ | 06/09/2018 | Don Braid
    Don Ford's Victory a five-alarm warning for Alberta NDP DON BRAID, CALGARY Doug Ford likes pipeplines. That's the end of the good news for Premier Rachel Notley. For her, Ford’s success is a five-alarm warning that a populist wave could swamp Alberta in the election next spring. It’s been a strong possibility since Alberta’s conservative parties united. Now, the UCP has a potent role model. Leader Jason Kenney certainly sees the future in this new Ontario premier who wasn’t the ghost of a possibility three months ago. Ford didn’t even lead the fractured PC Party until March 10. He remains...
  • The Ontario election live update thread.

    Just in case anybody wants to see some Canadian liberals get shellacked.