Elections 2014

Understanding Toronto's Transit Future

On an average weekday, 1.6 million people use public transit to navigate Canada's largest city, relying on the Toronto Transit Commission's four subway lines, 11 streetcar routes, and more than 140 bus routes to reach their destinations. Writer Dominic Ali spoke with University of Toronto expert Matti Siemiatycki about where Toronto's transit has been and where it's heading.
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Andrea Horwath Is the Election's Biggest Loser

The biggest loser in this election is not the Hudak Conservatives, but the NDP. Had Ms. Horwath not defeated the May budget and triggered this election, she would have kept the minority Liberals hostage to her dictates. While the NDP is set to gain an additional seat in these elections, it has lost all legislative power it enjoyed only a few weeks ago. Hardly a success by any measure. Tim Hudak's Conservatives ran a far right Tea Partish campaign that took comfort and strength in ideology, flawed as it may be, and not in rationality.
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Size Matters When it Comes to Classroom Numbers, Hudak

Research in pedagogy shows that children learn much better in smaller classrooms. Tim Hudak, if elected, has promised to increase classroom sizes and the student-teacher ratios. The Ontario elections could very well be a vote on the learning outcomes for millions of school-going children. Tim Hudak, the leader of the Ontario's Progressive Conservatives, is campaigning to increase the classroom size by two to three students and the student-teacher ratio, in addition to numerous other proposed cuts to the Ontario's education system. This may require parents to learn more about learning before they vote on June 12.
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FINALLY

Nearly six months after launching his backbench bid to rebalance the power dynamics between MPs and party leaders, Conservative MP Michael Chong finally got the chance to make his case on the floor of...
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McLachlin's Conundrum

OTTAWA - When your reputation is being attacked from behind a cloak of anonymity, do you stand down or do you engage?That's one of the top questions swirling around the current contretemps between Sup...
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CPC Executive Director Resigns

OTTAWA - The Conservative party lost top 2015 election organizer Dimitri Soudas Sunday, amid mounting concerns he was using his position to help his fiancee's nomination bid in a suburban Toronto ridi...
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PQ Integrity Under Attack, Again

MONTREAL - The Parti Quebecois is facing questions on Saturday as integrity emerges as a key issue in the provincial election campaign.Liberal Leader Philippe Couillard says it's the turn of PQ chief...

Penguin Books India Gave Up on Freedom of Expression

Only days ago, news leaked that Penguin Books India had quietly settled a 2011 lawsuit filed against it by a conservative Indian education reform group, which required the publisher to withdraw and destroy all available copies of the Indian edition of University of Chicago professor Wendy Doniger's book The Hindus: An Alternative History.