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Cheol Joon Baek

World AIDS Day commemorations on Saturday, December 1, and talks by pop-culture commentator Jesse Wente and former Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin head up this week's list of can't-miss events more

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When the Premier says things like, “There is no place in Ontario for anti-Semitism,” it’s hard not to feel a little sick to your stomach more

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Far from discussing the intricacies of populism or defending free speech, the Munk Debates simply defended Steve Bannon’s right to yell “fire!” in a crowded theatre. Who won? more

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When the project of using trade deals to create prosperity took control of the political agenda during the 1980s, Toronto and Canada had lots of factories and very few food banks – now we have lots of food banks and very few factories more

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When will progressive white men make room for progressive women and people of colour? more

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All eyes have been on the mayor’s race, But it’s the battles for the city’s 25 council seats that will influence Toronto’s course over the next four years. more

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Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) leader François Legault’s stunning election victory is another sign that hard right racism and Islamophobia is on the rise and Quebec is a central area for its growth more

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Michael Watier

The manner in which the Ford government has changed Toronto’s governing structure in the middle of an election says it all – we need to start recognizing the vulnerability of modern cities more

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Jonathan Goldsbie

Sandro Lisi, one of several shady figures at the centre of the Rob Ford crack scandal, is running in Doug Ford's old Etobicoke North backyard – must be a coincidence more

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Doug Ford’s plan to reduce the size of city council comes just when governance as diverse as the city’s populace seemed on the horizon more

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Doug Ford's plan to cut council in half has created a legal quagmire that is effectively undermining holding a meaningful contest – which suits John Tory just fine more

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Doug Ford’s attack on the 2018 municipal elections has made it clear that neither constitutional convention nor the Charter of Rights and Freedoms will stop him and his government more

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The mayor has been playing both sides on Ford's plan to cut council in half and right now it's looking like he didn’t do enough to protect Toronto when everything was on the line more

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While Ford’s sex-ed snitch line will no doubt be used anonymously by bigots, it’s intended for another purpose: to create a useful crisis in the education system, much like the PC government of Mike Harris did in 1995 more

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There's another reason for Doug Ford’s enthusiasm to squash council’s influence – namely, his plot for the province to take control of public transit in Toronto more

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The reason Ford has so dramatically interfered with the city's municipal election is crass politics – he wants to get rid of people he doesn’t like more

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It’s extremely unlikely that Ford has spent any time studying the sex ed curriculum or its alternatives, but if liberals and academics support it, there has to be a problem more

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Time for everyone to lose their illusions. Facts don’t matter anymore, folks. It’s the Ford shit show now. more

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Tanja-Tiziana

Doug Ford, the newly elected Ontario premier, has announced a halt on a portion of the Ticket Sales Act, which was set to take effect July 1 more

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Naomi Klein says the election of the PCs is a blow to social justice movements and people will get hurt in Doug Ford’s Ontario no matter how fierce the resistance more

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