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10 Reasons Why #DeadRaccoonTO Became a National News Story

On July 9 a raccoon died in Toronto. By July 10 it was national and international news, which begs the question -- why? And more importantly, if you're in marketing: how? Although it's unlikely, for those that missed the story, a report of a dead raccoon was called into Toronto City Animal Services the morning of July 9th, and despite a timely initial response, the raccoon was not taken away for over 14 hours. In the ensuing hours a growing vigil spontaneously sprung up around the raccoon, as news of its untimely demise and neglect by city authorities went viral online and in the media.
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Why Some Homeless Youth Fear Shelters

The youth I have spoken to over the years have described Toronto's shelter system as a dangerous place for LGBTQ youth because of prolific homophobia and transphobia. I have heard stories of youth living in parks because they did not feel safe in the shelter system due to daily threats of homophobia and transphobia.

The Proposal That Could Make Cab Drivers Safer

I wish the proposal for mandatory shields was successful five years ago and it was not. I hope it will be this year. The cost of such a shield can cost about $3,000. However, no money should be expensive in the protection of our citizens especially for such a dangerous profession. The police enjoys a shield privilege in their cars and why not our taxi drivers?
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Toronto Is The Best, Get Out Of My Way

Toronto is seen as a place filled with rude, cold-hearted, selfish people. I agree with every fiery postulation about the city. And that's why I love it and call Toronto my home. But I've naturally acquired a set of new pet peeves. One of them being that I can't stand it when people stand in doorways. When someone is caught standing in any publicly used doorway, the person behind them should be allowed to legally push them.
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Supreme Court Next?!

TORONTO - The man who almost managed to have Toronto Mayor Rob Ford turfed from office is hoping the country's top court will hear the case.Paul Magder is asking the Supreme Court of Canada to overtur...
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Rob Ford, Get a Driver ASAP

Earlier Tuesday, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford was caught by a member of the public while he was reading and driving on the Gardiner Expressway. Last year, there was also another accusation of the mayor driving while talking on the phone. The mayor should accept a publicly paid driver immediately and if his focus is still to save and advocate for the taxpayer -- he should live his words and even consider paying for it himself.

How Toronto Plans To Cut Thousands Of Jobs

The city has released a document showing how it intends to eliminate 2,300 jobs in the new year. The job cuts were announced earlier this week when Mayor Rob Ford released his proposed 2012 operating...