Month: April 2011

Rally for Everyone April 9, 2011

The 10,000 person rally on April 9th showed that the people of Toronto are calling on City Hall and Mayor Rob Ford to show respect for all – not just a select few.

The next event to watch for is on Thursday, April 26th, when the City’s Public Works and Infrastructure Committee will decide on the Mayor’s proposal to privatize all recycling and garbage collection west of Yonge Street. The majority of the committee are expected to go along with his plan, even though the numbers don’t make sense. The cost of collection in Toronto averages $79 per ton, lower than the Ontario average of $103 and far less than private collection in other GTA municipalities. …

Myth of the Ethnic Vote

Does the ‘ethnic vote’ exist? If it does, will it have any political clout in the 2 March elections? Nick Economou examines the complexities of the ethnic lobby and its potential. Read the article