Kathleen Wynne

‘Try living on it’: Toronto workers protest minimum wage

When Chavenne Stamp realized she could not afford to hire a face painter for a children’s party, she got a paint kit and gave it a go. Stamp, 26, is raising her two children on a $12 an hour wage. She got the pay raise barely six months ago when she left her job working at a big-box retail store where she earned $10.25 per hour, Ontario’s minimum wage.

Quick breast cancer diagnosis now available at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Canada’s largest breast cancer centre opened at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Thursday. The Louise Temerty Breast Cancer Centre is located on the sixth floor of M-Wing at the Toronto hospital’s Bayview Avenue location. The 28,000 square foot facility offers patients specialty clinics and unique programs with the latest technology and imaging.

With technologies such as the Marion C. Soloway Breast Rapid Diagnostic Unit, patients can receive rapid assessment and next-day diagnosis.

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Expert says premier’s gender makes no difference

A University of Toronto says having a female premier will not change the nature of Ontario politics. On Saturday, Kathleen Wynne won the Liberal leadership and will become Ontario’s 25th premier. She defeated principal contender Sandra Pupatello and four other candidates during the convention held at the Mattamy Athletic Centre in Maple Leaf Gardens. Nelson Wiseman, a U of T political science professor, says the leader’s gender does not matter.,“Having a female premier to me does not make much of a difference,” he said.

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Wynne, Prue, Tabuns doing the ‘Queen’s Park Shuffle’

Wynne, who represents Don Valley West, was provincial education minister from 2006 until just last year, when McGuinty moved her to the transportation portfolio. Now she’ll serve as minister of Aboriginal Affairs as well as minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing.

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East York sticks with its MPPs

Liberal Kathleen Wynne lived up to her name, winning with 24,454 votes or 58.3 per cent of the vote in Don Valley West. She easily defeated Andrea Mandel-Campbell, bringing in nearly twice as many votes as the 11,626 claimed by the Conservative candidate.

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Communities get together for Sports Day

Sports are a part of the Canadian identity, and to celebrate their benefits, communities across the country are hosting events on Sept. 17-18 to mark Sports Day in Canada. The Toronto Wheelchair Relay Challenge hosted annually by the Canadian Paraplegic Association (CPA) is one of these events.