Toronto Star

10 Things That Made Me Feel At Home As A New Canadian

Samuel Getachew | Posted 02.07.2017 | Canada Living
Samuel Getachew

Heather Mallick's latest column on how new Canadians can learn to like it here falls short. If she really thinks all it takes to make immigrants feel at home in Canada is a conversation with a pharmacist at a Shoppers Drug Mart or getting lost at a Canadian Tire franchise, perhaps she is living in a bubble.

Let's Not Rush To Judge Anti-Racism Activist Andray Domise

Samuel Getachew | Posted 12.02.2016 | Canada Living
Samuel Getachew

I do not want to rush to the defence of a person whose work I am familiar with and now finds himself facing an assault charge and three counts of mischief. I do not condone violence. However, the real noted Canadian activist and journalist, Andray Domise - my friend - is quite different than the one I see projected in the media.

Why Women's Organizations Should Get The Credit They Deserve

Oxfam Canada | Posted 09.21.2016 | Canada Politics
Oxfam Canada

The Up For Debate campaign sparked incredible excitement and energy among women's groups and their allies around the country. It goes to show we still have so much more to do for women to be equal in this country, and around the planet. There is an enormous strength in women's organizations and feminist movements coming together to do this.

Toronto Star Columnist Charged With Assault

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.14.2016 | Canada

Rosie DiManno is scheduled to appear in court on July 26.

Toronto Star Agrees To Review Of Newsroom Culture After Suicide

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.13.2016 | Canada Business

The newspaper had earlier rejected a union call for an outside probe of the circumstances around the suicide of Raveena Aulakh.

Old Canadian Media Reveals Its Washington Bias With Recent Coverage

Nick Fillmore | Posted 06.24.2016 | Canada Politics
Nick Fillmore

An analysis of Canadian mainstream media's reporting of U.S. President Obama's visit to Vietnam recently was so biased that stories may as well have been written by the White House. Just about all traditional media provided Washington's pre-packaged message to the Canadian public.

Toronto Star Reporter's Death Prompts Union Call For Workplace Probe

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.08.2016 | Canada Business

"For transparency's sake, we are calling for a third-party investigation into a newsroom tragedy."

The Criminal Justice System Isn't Designed To Protect Women

Jenn Walker | Posted 03.26.2017 | Canada Living
Jenn Walker

We knew he wouldn't be convicted, but it still felt like the criminal justice system had betrayed us. Another affirmation that the law is not on our side; that we live in a country where people are still more comfortable chastising women for getting involved with violent men than we are with holding those men accountable for their own behaviour.

Toronto Star Publisher To Step Down

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.16.2016 | Canada Business

John Cruickshank became Toronto Star publisher in January 2009.

The Day My Father Met The Royal Family Changed His Life

David Halton | Posted 03.02.2017 | Canada Living
David Halton

It was one of the more surprising discoveries of my research for Dispatches from the Front: Matthew Halton, Canada's Voice at War. Sifting through piles of letters and memorabilia, I came across a crumpled photo of my father with the Royal Family on the grounds of Windsor Castle.

Toronto Star Column Defends Racist Logos By Being Weirdly Racist

Joshua Ostroff | Posted 03.02.2017 | Canada Living
Joshua Ostroff

Toronto Star columnist Rosie DiManno's latest piece is an unequivocal defense of racist and offensive sports logos, including the Chicago Blackhawks and yes, even the Washington Redskins. But does her own logic support this mentality? Would she feel the same if we were talking about a team called The Toronto Jews, with its logo showcasing noble profile of a Jewish Hassid? Not quite.

Is A Lack Of Billionaires Killing Canada's Newspapers?

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 02.19.2016 | Canada Business

Canada’s newspapers are in financial trouble, and that’s hardly news at this point. We’ve seen Postmedia, the country’s largest newspaper c...

Toronto Star Under Fire For Valentine's Day Ghomeshi Cartoon

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Paling | Posted 02.15.2016 | Canada Living


Postmedia CEO Fires Back At Toronto Star For Calling It A 'Cancer'

The Huffington Post Canada | Maham Abedi | Posted 02.09.2016 | Canada Business

The war of words continues.

Toronto Star Cuts Printing Plant, Tablet Employees: Internal Emails

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Paling | Posted 01.15.2016 | Canada Business

“Jobs will be cut in a number of departments and I’m sorry to say that our newsroom is also affected.”

Toronto Star Scraps Comment Section, Ironically Stirs Debate

CP | David Friend, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.18.2016 | Canada Business

Say goodbye to spam and flame wars.

Bill 52 Won't Protect Past Whistleblowers Like Me

Philip Demers | Posted 10.01.2016 | Canada Politics
Philip Demers

Marineland has launched lawsuits targeting myself, former orca trainer Christine Santos and animal care supervisor Jim Hammond. My latest round of legal bills totaled more than I will earn in this year -- $100,000. Our lawsuits are shining examples of the urgent need for the anti-SLAPP legislation that is Bill 52: Protection of Public Participation Act. It is unbearable to think that this historic piece of legislation -- as it is currently written -- will not apply to the very people who have largely inspired it. Why is the province turning its back on us and leaving us behind? Where is the procedural fairness for those of us who are already proceeding with unfair cases before the courts in Ontario?

Stephen Harper's Conservatives Have Made Veterans a Priority

Erin O'Toole | Posted 09.15.2016 | Canada Politics
Erin O'Toole

Most veterans joined the Forces between the ages of 18 and 22 and serve a large portion of their adult lives in uniform. When they leave the military, they are leaving behind comrades who continue to serve Canada, so it is a priority for them to see that the military has the equipment and support it needs. Probably the largest reason why many veterans support the Conservative Party is because they have seen both the equipment and morale improve dramatically under Prime Minister Stephen Harper. The last Liberal government hollowed out the military during the "Decade of Darkness." From used submarines to the dated green uniforms for Afghanistan, the Liberals did not make a properly equipped military a priority.

This Is What Filipino Food Is All About

Les Sabilano | Posted 09.02.2016 | Canada Living
Les Sabilano

Filipino food is uncharted territory for a lot of people but I assure you there is a world of flavour to discover and you are going to be pleasantly surprised by what you find. Imagine a native Malay cook with a Chinese roommate being taught by a Spanish Chef with a love affair for everything American..

Pulitzer Winner Quits Toronto Star Over Story About Feds Silencing Experts

The Huffington Post Canada | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 07.29.2015 | Canada Politics

Paul Watson says he quit after he was repeatedly told to back off from reporting a story of "significant public interest.”

Why I Resigned From the Toronto Star

Paul Watson | Posted 07.08.2016 | Canada Politics
Paul Watson

A quarrel over the search for two ships that sank in the middle of the 19th century probably doesn't strike people as the best reason to turn your back on a six-figure salary and walk the plank. To understand why, you only need to know this: I've lost track of the times I was nearly killed because I knew I had to give a bigger voice to frightened, intimidated people who couldn't stand up to power on their own. That is the core of the story I've returned to after breaking free yesterday from a six-week reporting ban imposed by Toronto Star editors.

WATCH: Superman's Surprising Canadian Ties

The Huffington Post Canada | Brian Vinh Tien Trinh | Posted 06.15.2015 | Canada

Superman may stand for truth, justice and the American way but the Man of Steel has some Canadian ties you may not know about. June 12 marks Superm...

Exposing a Doctor's Every Mistake Won't Help the Public

Tracey Tremayne-Lloyd | Posted 05.04.2016 | Canada Living
Tracey Tremayne-Lloyd

Contrary to the insinuation that the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario is out to protect doctors and keep the public in the dark, they are, in actual fact, out to protect the interests of the public first and foremost. Is the general public, with their lack of medical training and limited knowledge of how the health profession works, really in a position to sift through and understand medical information better than the trained doctors and highly-skilled and trained health professionals who have been appointed to investigate these matters?

Toronto Star Sets Date For Paywall's Death

The Huffington Post Canada | Mohamed Omar | Posted 03.07.2015 | Canada Business

The Toronto Star is knocking down its digital paywall on April 1, according to a note posted on the newspaper's website. In a note to readers publ...

Toronto Star Publisher: HPV Vaccine Story Pulled

The Huffington Post Canada | Mohamed Omar | Posted 02.21.2015 | Canada Living

The Toronto Star will pull a controversial article on the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine from its website, a little more than two weeks after the ...