Legislation further restricting the rights of young drivers in Ontario was introduced and tabled at Queen’s Park today. But the new measures, which will tighten the controls over alcohol consumption, speeding and the number of teenage passengers in a young driver’s car, already face a significant amount of opposition.
Mayor David Miller has his hand in your pocket once again. Effective the first week of November, all Toronto residents must use a compulsory grey bin to dispose of their trash every other week. Miller and his council have paraded the new initiative as a way to divert 70 per cent of Toronto’s garbage from […]
I’m standing during rush hour waiting for the 116 bus at Morningside Avenue and Ellesmere Road on a cold fall day. Herds of people stand in a bunch behind me. When the bus finally arrives, everyone rushes to the curb trying to be the first person on. As I inch closer, a young girl who […]
All parents say they want to give their kids everything they’ve never had growing up. But how can a single mom in Scarborough do that when her baby’s daddy is absent from the family picture?
Are new immigrants voting Liberal for the wrong reasons? Canadian immigrants and the Liberal party have a long history of friendship, but given recent trends, their loyalty might be misplaced.
Toronto’s latest weekend of gun violence has hit home for Mothers Opposed to Violence Everywhere. The anti-violence group gathered Sunday at Nathan Phillips Square to plead for an end to the cycle of shootings that have rocked the city, yet again. “Every time a murder happens it just hits you right back. It has been […]
The 40th General Election on Oct. 14 saw the lowest voter turnout in its history with just 59 per cent of the voting population hitting the polls. East Scarborough residents did not find the need to show up in droves either. In Pickering-Scarborough East, for example, just 46,634 of the 76,079 registered electors bothered to […]
It is no surprise to us, Liberals were elected in all three ridings in our coverage area, as they have been for as long as we can remember. But why? Maybe Conservative’s neglect of east Scarborough’s infrastructure has upset voters here, but will electing the same old Liberal politicians time and time again get us […]
To increase voter turn out amongst youth, MTV Canada and MuchMusic have launched an ad campaign that shows people urinating in various places with the caption “There are other ways to mark your territory. On Oct. 14, vote.”
A quick look at the agenda for the Scarborough Community Council’s early October meeting is a paradox – it’s sobering, but yet could drive you to drink. The agenda is flooded with minor street sign, speed limit and rezoning issues. This is perfectly fine business for a community council to take care of, until you […]