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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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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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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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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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Graham Powell

The success of the LGBTQ poster campaign Hall of Justice, running in Toronto schools and exhibiting during Pride, suggests support for progressive sex-ed more

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That's the thing about conservatives like Ford – they talk a good came about respecting taxpayers and holding the bottom line, but they have no problem spending your money when it comes to scoring political points more

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For those of us living in the bubble known as downtown Toronto, last Thursday’s majority win for Ford’s PCs was a shock to values we thought we shared with other Ontarians – welcome to the new normal in politics. more

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Riling up public sector workers and the Toronto professional class will buy good will with his base, but Ford can only hold onto them if a few bucks in tax savings doesn’t result in more user fees, higher tuition and clogged emergency rooms more

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The numbers have been shifting throughout the month-long campaign and history has shown that things don’t always turn out as expected in Ontario elections more

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It’s been an impressive road back from political purgatory for NDP leader Andrea Horwath after 2014’s electoral rebuke, but Ontario Election 2018 is still touch and go. The reality on the ground in local races in Toronto and the 905, where 50 of the more

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