NDP MPP Rosario Marchese introduces the private member's Respect For Municipalities Act aimed at freeing Toronto from the unelected Ontario Municipal Board, the instrument of greedy developers. Kathleen Wynne, we dare you to get aboard.
Yup, most of us are colonizers, and there's no better proof than the Supreme Court ruling that the feds failed in their constitutional obligation, spelled out in the Manitoba Act of 1870, to parcel land to the children of Manitoba's Red River Métis. Guess who owns Winnipeg? Stunning.
Inhaling on the Danforth
Just a puff away from all those tony Greek restos, at 680 Danforth, the New Age Medical Clinic opened its doors yesterday, the first regulated med pot distributor under the feds' downer medical marijuana system. The ceremony was dedicated to Jack Layton.
Pink Triangle Press shuts down Fab Magazine. Ryerson cuts back the Ryerson Review of Journalism to one issue a year. And, oh yeah, the company to which the Toronto Star plans to outsource its copy editing advertises new jobs in "Torotno."
Equality - kind of
Departed strongman Hugo Chavez shut down opposition media, fostered dependence on an oil boom and loved up dictators. But he was also a global rarity, giving the marginalized a voice, pumping oil profits into health care and education and staring down global capital. How often d'ya see that?
The Canadian Space Commerce Association hosts a meet at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre featuring space profiteers talking up lunar and asteroid mining - meaning imperialist resource wars can now expand to the ether. Just what the universe needs.