First-time candidate Randy Bucao never thought the colour of his olive skin was going to be a problem in his campaign during the recent 2014 Toronto municipal election. A mechanical engineer who moved to Canada in 1994, he’s been heavily involved with the city’s Catholic school board, and his Filipino-Canadian organizations in Toronto. Bucao knew he would face a challenge campaigning for a council seat in a heavily ethnic area, Ward 10, York-Centre, but not blatant racism from some residents.
From East York to Richmond Hill, and from the Toronto election night campaign headquarters of John Tory, Olivia Chow and Doug Ford, our reporters bring the latest news and results from around the GTA. Watch Observer TV News 2014 election special.
City councillors began on April 1 the debate on the future of Billy Bishop Island Airport. After a proposal from Porter Airlines to allow jets in and out of the airport, councillors are still undecided…
On Sunday, January 26, Rubert Munsch and other leading authors celebrated Family Literacy Day at the Ontario Science Centre in Toronto. Hundreds of events are taking place across the country for its 16th annual celebration. Check out ABC Live literacy for more information.