On March 22, the new federal Liberal government released its first budget. The Toronto Observer’s Bradley Dobson, Daniel McKenzie, Cherry (Changhong) Liu and Amy McNeill take a look at what’s in store for Ontario’s public transit, social housing, old age security and Bombardier.
Articles by Cherry (Changhong) Liu
Apartmate, a new service in Toronto, is bringing people together for a night out to match up potential roommates.
On Wednesday, a federal court judge struck down The Marijuana for Medical Purposes Regulations introduced by the Conservative government in 2013 which restricted the rights of medical marijuana patients to grow their own cannabis.
Canada’s new Liberal government is opening its doors to immigrants wider than ever before. The Liberals released the immigration plan on Tuesday and have outlined a target between 280,000 to 305,000 for new immigrants to Canada this year. The focus will shift to family reunification and refugee resettlement.
The biggest snowfall of the season struck Toronto on Tuesday night, blanketing the city in over 20 centimetres of snow, leaving buses rescheduled and flights cancelled.
Some Toronto parents have found that delivering newspapers is a way for their children to get an early sense of money and work while fostering responsibility, accountability and independence.
In 2015, the sliding loonie forced the prices of fruits and vegetables in Canada up by 9.1 to 10 per cent. That trend is expected to continue in 2016.
Foreign artists are becoming an expensive commodity at Toronto concert halls as organizers struggle to cover the costs with the weakening Canadian dollar.
NDP incumbent Craig Scott has been defeated in Jack Layton’s old riding of Toronto-Danforth by Liberal Julie Dabrusin in an unexpected turn of events. In a close race for the East York riding, Dabrusin was able to edge out Scott by a margin of 1,797 votes – 22,297 votes for Dabrusin to 20,500 for Scott.