Why criminalizing texting and driving in Ontario is premature

Given the difference between the consequences of a driving record and a criminal record, criminalization of distracted driving would be extreme

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Emily Cooper

Canada's premier cultural institutions need to be more aware of how seemingly innocent choices around diversity may end up perpetuating long-standing historical and racial stereotypes more »

Aug 30, 2016 9:17 AM News 2 Comments

News of Wilder's death early Monday morning came as a surprise. more »

Aug 29, 2016 11:02 PM In Memoriam

When did BC start sucking so bad on the environment? more »

Aug 28, 2016 11:10 PM Ecoholic 5 Comments


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No longer facing an extortion charge for his efforts to obtain the Rob Ford video, the former mayor's mysterious pal opens up just a crack more »

Aug 25, 2016 3:05 PM News 7 Comments

After failed community attempts to shut it down, GE's uranium pellet plant on Lansdowne has just been bought by U.S.-based nuclear weapons manufacturer BWX Technologies more »

Aug 24, 2016 9:15 PM News


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Conservative Christians from the U.S. – and to a lesser extent Canada – have sent missionaries abroad to aid in what they see as an international crusade against "immorality" more »

Aug 24, 2016 9:06 PM News 2 Comments

Plus: Media’s Trump ­fixation is misguided, Move along. No sexual assault to see here and mroe more »

Aug 24, 2016 3:51 PM Reader Love and Hate

Nestlé pays just $3.71 for every million litres of water it pumps out of the aquifer system in Ontario, but ours isn’t the only drought-stricken jurisdiction the bottled-water giant is tapping for free H2O more »

Aug 24, 2016 11:19 AM Ecoholic 5 Comments


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Winter is coming, so make the most of these end-of-summer days with your neighbhours more »

Aug 23, 2016 1:56 PM News

Craig and Marc Kielburger’s massive We movement lands in North America’s busiest mall promising millenials a different kind of retail therapy more »

Aug 23, 2016 10:27 AM Ecoholic 1 Comments

Privately owned, publicly accessible spaces like the contentious Sweet Jesus patio come with a lot of responsibility for condominium corporations more »

Aug 22, 2016 10:59 AM News

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Blue Earth Photography Courtesy of Nishnawbe Aski Nation

Like child soldiers, Aboriginal children removed from their families during the Sixties Scoop were the pawns in a political chess game of cultural obliteration in Canada – except in our case they were given bibles, not guns more »

Aug 22, 2016 10:37 AM News 1 Comments

Here's what to expect, aside from waiting in line on Ossington for a long, long time more »

Aug 19, 2016 3:21 PM Think Free: The NOW Toronto blog 3 Comments

Gawker showed that gossip could be an effective weapon against the powerful more »

Aug 18, 2016 4:57 PM Think Free: The NOW Toronto blog 2 Comments



From Alan Crossley’s flying saucer to Noel Harding’s Elevated Wetlands, Toronto is home to some mind-bending public spaces, some made by humans, others carved by nature. Here are 50 of the best-kept secrets. more »

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Plus: Fat Bastard’s logo satirical, not racist more »

Aug 17, 2016 5:19 PM Reader Love and Hate


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How we got from opium dens to Shoppers Drug Mart more »

Aug 16, 2016 12:29 PM News 4 Comments

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