OCCUPYING THE MIC
Former mayor David Miller (centre) joined NOW editor/publisher Michael Hollett and Occupy activist Sakura Saunders (right) as well as NDP MP Andrew Cash and economist-turned-comedian Arthur Simeon for an evening of political talk and music at the Bloor Cinema Friday, May 11, part of the NOW Talks series.
Waterfront Toronto broke ground on the Canary District condominium in the West Don Lands this week, part of an eight-building development which will first serve as housing for athletes participating in the 2015 Pan Am Games. Pictured here: what the Front and Cherry gateway will look like.
What Artist Christine Walker's collage exploring bird collisions with buildings.
Where City Hall rotunda until May 18.
Why Between 1 and 10 million birds are killed in collisions with buildings every year in Toronto alone.
Image Christine Walker
More than 80 physicians descended on MP Joe Oliver's constituency office at Bathurst and Lawrence Friday, May 11, part of nationwide actions protesting the HarperCons' cuts to "non-urgent" health services for refugees. Said Meb Rashid, medical director of the Crossroads Clinic at Women's College Hospital: "It's inhumane to deny refugees access to the health care they need to begin their new lives in Canada." Photo: Michaela Beder
So much for those foreign interests the climate-change-denying feds blame for funding enviro opposition to tar sands development. An investigation released by ForestEthics last week reveals that the great majority of all tar sands production, some 71 per cent, is controlled by foreign shareholders. And more than half, or 51 per cent, of all oil and gas operating revenue in Canada goes to foreign entities. Who benefits? Some 68 per cent of total Canadian oil production is exported, even though we're still importing 43 per cent of all our crude.