Rally cries out for action in Darfur

If not now, when? If not us, who? Activists, politicians and artists used that message to urge the Canadian government to take a stronger active role in Darfur at Toronto’s Nathan Phillips Square on April 13. London Liberal MP Glen Pearson, Sergeant Debbie Bodkin of Waterloo Regional Police and Canadian musicians Low Level Flight, and […]

Dressing to impress in class

Only a small portion of local elementary school students don the grey pants, ties, sweater vests and kilts in class. Uniform schools are a minority amongst youngsters in east Toronto, but this month Catholic schools will be looking at making them mandatory. Children are constantly trying on different styles and personalities while growing up. At […]

Science takes motherhood into the golden years

On Dec. 29, 2006, the BBC broke the story on a 66-year-old women successfully giving birth to twin boys in Barcelona, Spain making her the oldest known birth mother in the world. Identified later as Maria del Carmen Bousada de Lara of Spain, the mother and her story drew even more attention when de Lara […]

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Flaherty takes flak for ‘hypocritical’ attacks on Ontario

A noted Toronto political scientist calls the federal finance minister’s actions before the tabling of the Ontario budget unprecedented. Last Monday, federal finance minister Jim Flaherty called a press conference on the eve of Ontario’s budget day. He then strongly suggested what he wanted to see in Ontario finance minister Dwight Duncan’s budget, calling for […]