DENZIL MINNAN-WONG

Sir John A. Macdonald Should Be Celebrated Not Ridiculed

I would like to add my name to a long list of Canadians who are determined to celebrate Canada's greatest citizen, Sir John A. Macdonald this year. Just last month, downtown councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong proposed to name Union Station after Canada's great first Prime Minister. There are many critics opposed to Sir John A. Macdonald for his well-documented racist views such as being passionately opposed to Asian immigration to Canada. While I acknowledge the former Prime Minister held some wrong-headed views, I believe his critics are being too harsh on him while ignoring his important role in confederation and Canadian federalism.
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Cabbies Want 'Vomit Fee'

City Hall is considering some big changes to the taxi industry, including a new rule that will allow taxi companies to charge passengers who throw up in their cabs a $25 fee. The so-called "vomi...
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Who Needs Enemies When You Have Friends?

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, faced with fresh allegations he personally approached senior officials to have the road in front of his family business paved in time for a company celebration, needs to "smart...
Alamy

Toronto Transit Gets A Daily Report Card

The TTC has launched a daily report card that gives its riders a sense of how well their transit system is performing. The Daily Customer Service Report can be found on the TTC website. It allows cus...

Toronto Looks To Slash Environment Days

Proposed changes to the way Toronto collects recycling and hazardous materials will harm the environment and cost more, a local environmental group said Friday. On Thursday the budget committee sugge...
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Toronto Selling Its Stake In Enwave

Toronto's powerful executive committee has decided to put off one part of a controversial plan to sell off some of the city's most valuable assets as a way of easing the municipal debt load. At a mee...