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Ontario teachers rally against McGuinty budget plans

An elementary teacher in the Ontario system fears for the future of her career and for her students’ education. The Ontario Federation of Labour staged a protest, yesterday, at Queen’s Park. About 1,000 protesters representing about 90 different groups, participated in the rally, and marched through downtown Toronto.



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Scarborough Arts going strong

Money is no small matter for Scarborough Arts. This year, it’s running at a $25,000 surplus. Announced at the Oct. 18 annual general meeting at Scarborough Civic Centre, this news comes after a proposal announced two weeks ago by Mayor Rob Ford to cut arts funding.


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Public meeting airs cost-cutting concern

John Campey, executive director of the Community Social Planning Council of Toronto, was one of the meeting’s guest speakers. He said the proposed cuts threaten a wide range of services from well-baby programs to recreational facilities for seniors.


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Zoo Chair pushes for sale

The city of Toronto has a budget deficit of $500 million to $600 million. The Toronto Zoo has an annual operating cost of $11 million. Should the city look to selling off the world’s second largest zoo?