Business owners, employees and customers have all been impacted by the minimum wage hike to varying degrees; some much more drastically than others. The Toronto Observer spoke with both employees and employers as they reflect on their experiences.
Articles by Claire Floody
Taylor Allen taught her younger brother Alex how to talk, walk and crawl. These may sounds like normal duties for an older sister, but if your brother has high-functioning autism like Alex, things can sometimes go a little differently.
Amid all of the sexual assault allegations and “Me Too” stories surfacing in today’s media, is there space for men in this conversation? Margaret Arnason, research and outreach co-ordinator for Toronto’s Assaulted Women’s Helpline, believes there has to be.
Barb McCutcheon arrived at East York’s budget breakfast, a meeting to discuss the newly released federal budget with local MP Julie Dabrusin, with a purpose—to talk about pharmacare.
An 80-year-old man, who allegedly sexually assaulted a 12-year-old girl while tutoring her, faces three charges: sexual assault, sexual interference and sexual exploitation.
It’s the holiday season and the homeless shelter at Yonge and Sheppard is eerily empty. The majority of the women and girls who usually populate the YWCA have left to join their families. Except for Elisheva Passarello. She walks the halls by herself once again; it has been five years since she has seen her son, let alone spent a holiday with him.
“What was hard was homeless people often have someone; I had no one, not even my own son,” Passarello said. “What’s more difficult was that he didn’t have me.”