Denzil Minnan Wong

Sir John A. Macdonald Should Be Celebrated Not Ridiculed

Samuel Getachew | Posted 04.22.2014 | Canada Politics
Samuel Getachew

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.

Councillor Wants To Rename National Historic Site, Twitter PISSED

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 02.04.2014 | Canada Travel

An iconic Canadian railway station and travel hub could get a very different name if one Toronto politician gets his way. On Tuesday, Toronto coun...

Cabbies Want 'Vomit Fee'

CBC | Posted 03.19.2014 | Canada

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 ...

Who Needs Enemies When You Have Friends?

CBC | Posted 11.21.2012 | Canada Politics

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, faced with fresh allegations he personally approached senior officials to have the road in front of his family business paved ...

Toronto City Councillor Tweets Location Of Speed Trap

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 08.29.2012 | Canada Politics

Tweeting the location of a police speed trap isn't illegal, but the ethics of the practice aren't as clear cut — especially when it's a city council...

Toronto Transit Gets A Daily Report Card

CBC | Posted 09.11.2012 | Canada

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 ...

If Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Can't Beat His TTC Nemesis, He May Oust him

CBC | Posted 04.18.2012 | Canada Politics

TTC board members allied with Mayor Rob Ford are expected to call for the removal of the TTC's chief general manager Tuesday. On Friday th...

Toronto Looks To Slash Environment Days

CBC | Posted 01.11.2012 | Canada

Proposed changes to the way Toronto collects recycling and hazardous materials will harm the environment and cost more, a local environmental group sa...

Toronto Selling Its Stake In Enwave

CBC | Posted 01.01.2012 | Canada

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 ...