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Sunday round-up: the confusing Horwath hangs on; gorgeous 'Malificent' star hints at bisexuality...

This Martin Regg Cohn opinion piece pretty much sums up most of my thoughts on Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath, whose unfortunate leadership was renewed yesterday by skeptical NDP delegates at their Toronto convention. She may have...Show More Summary

Justin Trudeau to protesters: 'Take a minute to explain'; Harper would've had them tackled and arrested

What a remarkable contrast! As we know, Stephen Harper has such tight restrictions at his events, only card-carrying Conservatives with long party histories can get in. No one except the most elite gets anywhere close to him. And most definitely, uninvited guests or average Canadians get zero chance to interact with him, let alone speak to the crowd. Show More Summary

I'm with Greg Sorbara on ending separate school funding in Ontario

I could write today about Russia's latest petty move in that country's despicable campaign against LGBT people by removing a memorial to Apple founder Steve Jobs in St Petersburg after the man who succeeded him at the helm of the company, Tim Cook, came out as gay. Show More Summary

John Tory wins! Homophobic school trustee Sotiropoulos loses! Toronto moves forward!

I'm glad that John Tory won the Toronto mayoralty and that the Ford era is now over. I hoped to see more progressive councillors get elected across Toronto, but sadly the power of incumbency in many places is tough to beat. Kristyn Wong-Tam won in my ward, which is great. Show More Summary

My final decision: John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam and Chris Moise all have my support!

It has been a grueling municipal election race in Toronto since it began all the way back in January, when the repugnant incumbent Rob Ford jumped into the race for mayor on the first day he could despite his many scandals. The lastShow More Summary

Check out 80s musical spoof 'Eternity: The Movie' at the Carlton this week...

Tonight, my boyfriend and I saw and thoroughly enjoyed the charming 80s musical spoof comedy film, 'Eternity: The Movie,' at Toronto's Carlton Cinema. I wanted to give the flick a shout-out. Directed by Ian Thorpe and starring the very...Show More Summary

Students want consequences for trustee after tweet about transgendered people

The newspaper reports on this were awesome to read. But the TV story below from Global really does it justice: "A dozen Toronto high school students are striking back at a Toronto District School Board (TDSB) school trustee over some...Show More Summary

Habitual liar Doug Ford denies he called female reporter "a little bitch"; Toronto students fight back against bigoted school trustee

Several journalists have reported that Toronto mayoral candidate Doug Ford, the thuggish brother of Rob Ford, said after last night's CTV debate: "I can't stand that little bitch." Ford was referring to Toronto Star reporter Jennifer Pagliaro after a post-debate media scrum. Show More Summary

Rattlesnake Logic

After the shock and sadness wears off, there's no doubt that many conservatives will use yesterday's attack by a lone gunman in Ottawa to justify their ongoing anti-Jihad crusade. I noticed a few conservative-sounding Canadians on the...Show More Summary

Royson James: "Why I’m voting for John Tory"

I'm pretty much in full agreement with Royson James today. Barring some last minute Nanos poll that shows Chow overtaking DoFo for second place in the Toronto mayor race (that would allow me the indulgence of a Chow vote for one last...Show More Summary

Thug liar Rob Ford tries to intimidate voters at advanced polls into voting for his brother...

What legitimate purpose could Rob Ford have for showing up at advanced polls in Ford Nation country (Wards 7 and 8) and in swing areas like Ward 17 (which sadly voted for Ford in 2010) over the last few days other than to try to intimidate voters into supporting his brother in the mayor's race?I thought Rob Ford was battling cancer. Show More Summary

Chretien reminds us of the noble role Canada once played in the world before Stephen Harper...

There has been much self-righteous and misguided criticism of Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau for his decision to vote against Canadian combat action against the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (or ISIL.)Conservative types with their...Show More Summary

But then again, Olivia Chow gave her best speech yet last night

I must admit that I'm very torn still about how to vote in the Toronto election, despite my last post.Some, including myself, previously have said Olivia Chow hasn't articulated a clear and inspiring vision in this campaign. But this...Show More Summary

Conservatives like John Tory seem to suffer from ideologically-driven mental blocks when it comes to "privilege"...

Ugh, just when he was doing so well, just days after I endorsed him on this blog, Toronto mayoral frontrunner John Tory told reporters last night that he doesn't believe "white privilege" exists.It happened in a media scrum after a Jane-Finch...Show More Summary

"It's about defeating the Fords, stupid." So I'm voting for John Tory!

Bob Hepburn delightfully sums up the state of affairs for about 65%-75% of Torontonians for whom the only issue in this municipal election is kicking the Fords out of the mayor's office after four years of woeful damage to our city's...Show More Summary

Greyhound Canada cancelled my Buffalo, NY bus schedule, didn't tell me, cost me money and then refused to pay me back...

We've all had travel nightmare stories. I've been mostly lucky in my life, at least when it comes to the airline industry.This story is small potatoes next to most airline horror stories we often hear about. But I thought I'd share it in the hopes of warning the public about Greyhound Canada, a company I used to respect but will no longer ride. Show More Summary

The reasons I really like John Tory and may still vote for him...

I have always liked John Tory and, as the polls show him as the best candidate to beat Doug Ford, I hope he does.If this new poll out today (showing a clear but modest lead for Tory over Ford with Olivia Chow trailing in third) is backed up by Nanos and other pollsters, I will be voting for him. Show More Summary

Very happy to support Andray Domise, running for TO city councillor in Ward 2 against Rob Ford

I shot this short video of Andray Domise, who's running for Toronto city councillor in Ward 2 in this municipal election, last night at a meet-and-greet event. As you can see, he's an articulate, level-headed, decent guy fighting to make his community better. Show More Summary

Doug Ford flips and flops on Toronto's Pride Parade while out councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam gets homophobic hate mail from Ford Nation

In Tuesday's debate among the three major candidates for Toronto mayor, Doug Ford was asked repeatedly by his opponents during one of the defining moments of the night if he would march in Toronto's Pride parade as mayor. Both John Tory...Show More Summary

John Tory's Pride comments show his thinking hasn't evolved much since 2007 religious schools debacle

This Inside Toronto article today by Dave Nickle nicely sums up many reasons why I'm growing more disappointed with John Tory's mayoral campaign. I have previously been quite open to voting for him, especially since he emerged as the main challenger to the incumbent buffoon Rob Ford. Show More Summary

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