The NDP MPP is honoured by Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) for her work on getting the Human Rights Code amended to include gender identity and expression.
Every day is Earth Day, but it's still nice to set aside one day a year for everyone to spring clean in honour of Mother Earth. We wouldn't have it any other way. On Saturday (April 27), the ROM continues the celebration with the Earth Month Youth Forum.
Keystone XL opponents
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency launches a torpedo into the State Department's draft environmental review of the Keystone pipeline in a letter saying the assessment included "insufficient information."
Toronto Star apologies
The Star apologizes for falling "below our standards of journalism" for a story wrongly reporting that Scarborough-Guildwood MPP Margarett Best vacationed in Mexico this month while on medical leave.
The cops settle three more G20-related lawsuits out of court. The suits, which each sought $25,000 in damages, claim police attacked a peaceful group of protesters with "batons, pepper spray, kicks and punches."
Music programs for kids are on a list of cuts being considered by the Toronto District School Board as it wrestles with a $27 million deficit. Anne Murray and k.d. lang are among 2,400 signers of an online petition (thepetitionsitez.com) to save the programs.