FIFA 2022 Qatar World Cup submerged in political controversy
Sportswashing is a term used to represent the practice political world leaders or companies use to distract people at events, such as the World Cup, from the social and humane injustices in their country or corporation. Coined in 2018 after Russia hosted the 2018 FIFA World, sportswashing has come... Read more
Siri Agrell running for Ward 4
Siri Agrell, a longtime resident of Ward 4, has experience working in the mayor’s office at city hall, so she’s seen how effective decision-making can be done within Toronto City Council. “I see how can take care of people and I haven’t seen that happening in my... Read more
Toronto’s upcoming election could result in a congestion tax for downtown area
Toronto residents are returning to the polls this month for the municipal and school board elections on Oct. 24. With the upcoming election, depending on the results, some significant changes could be seen in notable ridings around the city. Ward 10, also known as Spadina-Fort York, is one of... Read more
What will happen to Canadians after the Queen’s death?
The Queen who ruled the United Kingdom and served as Canada’s head of state for seven decades was carried to her resting place on Sept. 19 in presence of political leaders and witnessed by people around the globe. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau along with other world leaders did not... Read more
Toronto City Councillors split on how best to address Toronto’s worsening housing crisis
Though Toronto City Councillors collectively agree that the housing crisis is a worsening issue throughout the city, there’s pushback from some city councillors towards putting the proper funding together to address the situation throughout their wards. According to Ward 4 Toronto City Councillor Gord Perks, the issue of affordable... Read more
Torontonians are unimpressed by performance of Toronto City Council
The ‘Unofficial Toronto City Council Satisfaction Forum’ gives Torontonians from all 24 wards the opportunity to voice their opinions on their city councillor, but only 10 wards were represented before the deadline. The poll itself received 19 responses, with most of the responses coming from residents living in Ward... Read more
Toronto’s shelter shortage calls for government action
TORONTO – Ongoing shortages in Toronto’s homeless shelters calls for government action as more unhoused individuals struggle to find shelter out of the cold weather. Shelters have reached maximum capacity almost every night this year. Extreme cold weather alerts, blazing snowstorms and freezing temperatures characterize Toronto’s coldest month of... Read more
Unofficial ban on critiquing minority cultures allows dictators to flourish: Banoo Zan
By Saloni Bhugra Three years after journalist Jamal Khashoggi was assassinated, an “unofficial ban” on critiquing minority cultures is allowing dictators to flourish, says Iranian-born poet and author Banoo Zan. On Dec 7, 2021, a suspect in the murder of Khashoggi was arrested in France. The arrest took place... Read more
Liberals highlight agenda in “historic” throne speech from GG Mary Simon
The Liberal government made promises on COVID-19 pandemic recovery, fighting climate change, moving forward on reconciliation and growing the economy in the throne speech delivered Tuesday. “The decade got off to an incredibly difficult start, but this is the time to rebuild,” Gov. Gen. Mary May Simon said, reading... Read more
World gathers at COP26 to mitigate climate crisis
Representatives of almost 200 countries have gathered in Scotland for the 26th United Nation Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP26). Embed from Getty Images The main goal of the summit is to secure global net zero greenhouse gas emissions by mid-century and not let temperatures increase by more than... Read more