The Mike Duffy trial: What to expect
A case that has been called one of the biggest scandals in Canada reaches a new turn today as Mike Duffy goes on trial for expense scandals from last July. Suspended Senator Mike Duffy is on trial on 31 charges of breach of trust, fraud over and under $5,000,... Read more
Ontario’s new sex-ed curriculum brings it in line with other major curriculums of the world
17 years ago, there was no sexting, kids typically got cell phones at a much later age than today and same sex marriage was still banned in many more places compared to today. It is safe to say the world has changed quite a bit in the last 17... Read more
School buildings also serve as community hubs
On a minus 30 degrees centigrade day in Toronto, the children of Rejoyce Childcare Centre are gathered in the school gym for their physical play time instead of being out in the playground after school waiting for their parents to come pick them up. On about a dozen square... Read more
Mohamed Fahmy bailed out in Cairo
Mohamed Fahmy, a Canadian journalist for Al-Jazeera who has spent over a year in prison in Cairo was released today after being granted bail while awaiting a retrial on terror-related charges. Fahmy a dual citizen of Egypt and Canada posted about U.S. $33,000 in bail. He is not required... Read more
Taliban attacks Pakistani Mosque
At least 19 people were killed in Peshawar, Pakistan in a gun and bomb attack on a Shi’ite mosque on Friday. Radical Sunni Islamist groups often target mosques frequented by minority Shi’ites, whom they see as infidels. Armed men broke into the mosque, where people were attending Friday prayers,... Read more
Fighting in Ukraine intensifies after peace deal
Fighting in Eastern Ukraine intensified today, a day after a peace deal was reached in Minsk. The fiercest battles were over control of the town of Debaltseve, a strategic town in between rebel-held areas. The group responsible for monitoring the ceasefire, due to start at midnight on Saturday, said... Read more
Boko Harram attacks in Chad
Boko Harram killed several people in Chad on Friday in its first known lethal attack in that country according to residents and security forces. Dozens of militants arrived early in the morning by motorized canoes to the fishing village and set houses ablaze and attacked a police station. “They... Read more
Torontonians protest Ferguson grand jury decision
There was a sea of candlelight, people dressed in black, signs of support and chants of solidarity against racism and police brutality in the chilly fall weather Tuesday night in downtown Toronto. Around 2,000 people participated in a protest against police brutality on African-Americans on Tuesday at the US... Read more
Jian Ghomeshi story prompts abuse discussion
Questions remain over Ford’s ability to serve despite illness
Some Ward 2 residents are questioning the ability of Rob Ford to serve as city councilor while receiving treatment for a rare form of cancer. “Rob withdrew from the mayoral race because he couldn’t handle the pressure of doing the work for the city. Similarly, the ward deserves somebody... Read more