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‘We need to do this.’ On the picket lines with Liz Stuart, head of the Catholic teachers’ union

Wed, 01/22/2020 - 03:13

After several frustrating months at the bargaining table, OECTA chief Liz Stuart joins teachers on the picket line on the biggest day of action for the union since 1997.
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Ontario’s human rights watchdog made a shortlist for new commissioners. Doug Ford picked two of his own instead

Wed, 01/22/2020 - 02:59

Premier Doug Ford has quietly appointed a serving Toronto police officer and a professor with Progressive Conservatives links to sit on the Ontario Human Rights Commission, the Star has learned.
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Poilievre says he’d let Conservative MPs introduce abortion legislation, but that it wouldn’t pass

Wed, 01/22/2020 - 02:50

While allowing a free vote would make it theoretically possible for a Conservative government to pass a law restricting access to abortion, the small number of MPs who identifying as anti-abortion make it highly unlikely.
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A frustrated Education Minister Stephen Lecce says it’s ‘unacceptable’ that anyone committed to students would walk off the job

Wed, 01/22/2020 - 01:53

Stephen Lecce said it concerns him that “kids in Ontario are not learning” as daylong strikes shut down Catholic boards across the province as well as a number of public elementary and secondary schools — with more on the way.
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Killing of ‘completely innocent’ 15-year-old boy near Woburn high school leaves family devastated, community mourning

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 22:24

Safiullah Khosrawi was shot and killed Monday afternoon at Markham and Ellesmere Roads.
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Massive 37-tower project to be ‘a real downtown for Mississauga,’ developer says

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 18:30

Square One District will feature 18,000 residential units, at least half of which are set to be purpose-built rentals.
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Two pedestrians killed in separate collisions in GTA this morning

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 15:28

In North York, a woman in her 30s was struck and killed near Dufferin Avenue and Steeles Avenue West, while in Brampton, a man was struck and killed at Rutherford and Orenda roads.
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‘These years are critical’: Ontario high school students on the impact of teacher strikes

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 14:00

Many students interviewed by The Star said they’re standing by their teachers and even making their way to picket lines but they’re also feeling the weight of missed classes and exams.
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Toronto’s new streetcars are sleeker and roomier, but you could be waiting up to 25 per cent longer for a ride

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 12:00

As the last new streetcar arrives, the TTC says the longer streetcars require less frequent service.
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