Former student says new sex-ed curriculum will prompt safer sex

For Ashley Stolk, Ontario’s new health and physical education curriculum came too late. “My mom was never open with me about intercourse,” Stolk said. In 2008, Stolk, then 17, gave birth to her daughter Hailey. “Some (people) think all young moms pawn off their kids to go and party,” she said. “In my case, Hailey […]

Canvassing gets candidates up close to Toronto electorate

He has been knocking on doors for years. He knows his pitch very well by now. As he approaches one of the doorsteps at Roxton Road, in Little Italy, he gently knocks on a door and patiently waits for someone to open the door. “Hi there, I’m sorry to bother you,” he said. “My name is Mike Layton, I’m running to be your city councillor. I’m just coming by to say hello and see if there are any issues on your mind.”

Whither a Toronto casino

The bright lights, the loud camaraderie, the flowing booze and the clamour of the slot machine soon became Roberto Rossi’s* new home, and he loved it. “To my astonishment, I found myself enjoying it and it was really exciting,” Rossi said. “Ladies would serve you drinks. There were lights, bells, trinkets, noise if someone won, and people yelling. They made the atmosphere conducive for you to really have a good time.”

Young voters help keep Toronto-Danforth in NDP fold

The new MP for Toronto-Danforth credits the youth vote for his victory Monday night. The Opera House on Queen Street East in Toronto was packed with New Democratic Party (NDP) supporters, Monday night, to celebrate Craig Scott’s victory in the federal byelection; he earned just short of 60 per cent of the vote. Runner up, Grant Gordon of the Liberal party earned just under 30 per cent of the votes.

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.

Layton’s legacy lingers for provincial counterpart

“The people in Toronto-Danforth have put their confidence in me and all of us in the NDP to stand up for them in this province, to put them first, and that’s just what we’re going to do with jobs, health care, education and the environment,” Tabuns said. “We’re going to stand up for the people of Ontario. We here in Toronto-Danforth.”