Toronto Star

This Canadian Newspaper Is Removing Its Paywall

CP | Linda Nguyen, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.05.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Torstar Corp. (TSX:TS.B) says it plans to tear down the digital paywall at the country's largest newspaper, the Toronto Star, as it focuses ...

Hearing Q's Theme Music Now Makes My Heart Sink

Nicholas Barber | Posted 10.30.2014 | Canada Music
Nicholas Barber

I'm angry, and disappointed, and disgusted. But mostly I'm just unbelievably sad. Hearing that familiar Q theme music on Monday morning made my heart sink.

What Kind Of Woman Won't Report Sexual Assault?

Sandy Garossino | Posted 10.30.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Sandy Garossino

As a former Crown prosecutor who's run many sexual assault trials, I'm not at all surprised that none of these young women reported their experiences (if they are true). Most members of the public, until they're in the situation themselves, don't understand the reluctance of women to report, and what they'll face if they do.

Toronto Star Report Sparks Discussion On Intimidation Faced By Women

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | Posted 10.27.2014 | Canada Living

The conversation about victim blaming and intimidation has taken over social media in Canada this morning, as people across the country discuss the im...

Toronto Star's Canada Day Edition Newspaper Was Inspiring

Samuel Getachew | Posted 09.01.2014 | Canada
Samuel Getachew

To those who may have given up on the wisdom of newspapers to be agents of change for good in Canada and the world, please read Toronto Star's Canada ...

Why Toronto Star Reporters' Names Have Disappeared From Stories

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 05.07.2014 | Canada Business

What’s an online journalist worth? According to management at The Toronto Star, about 60 per cent as much as a print journalist. Reporters at...

Don't Take Away the Joy of Cigarettes From the Mentally Ill

Marvin Ross | Posted 06.21.2014 | Canada
Marvin Ross

Patients in hospital are often receiving drug therapy and having the proper dose of medications that are optimally effective with minimal side effects determined. They are not allowed to smoke and then they are discharged and resume smoking at the same level as before hospitalization. As Dr O'Reilly pointed out, "the resumption of smoking can interfere with the effectiveness of their antipsychotic medication dose."

The Toronto Star Rejected This Cartoon On Quebec

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.18.2014 | Canada Politics

The Toronto Star rejected this cartoon on Canada without Quebec. Today's Rejected @TorontoStar Cartoon: "Canada" #qcpoli #unpublished pic...

Ontario Can Be a Mean Place if You Have a Mental Illness

Marvin Ross | Posted 05.11.2014 | Canada Living
Marvin Ross

Ontario's record in improving services for those with mental illness and, in particular, those with the most serious of illnesses is totally reprehensible. And no amount of government committees can change any of that if all they do is meet, listen and ignore.

Toronto Star To Ford: Thanks For The Help

CP | Linda Nguyen, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.05.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO - The Toronto Star's coverage of scandal-plagued Mayor Rob Ford helped stabilize profits at parent company Torstar Corp. in the fourth quarter...

Now For Some Laughs, Courtesy of John Tory's Non-Campaign

Mitch Wolfe | Posted 04.25.2014 | Canada Politics
Mitch Wolfe

Gee's little absurdist play exposes the basic weaknesses of John Tory, as a political leader. In his effort to be a nice guy and everyone's friend, Tory has failed to take a firm and unequivocal stand on any of the important issues, affecting the city of Toronto, ie subways vs. LRT, the dismantling of part of the Gardiner Expressway, and the proposed Porter Air expansion.

Reality Check, Toronto Star: Israeli Checkpoints Save Lives

Mike Fegelman | Posted 04.08.2014 | Canada Politics
Mike Fegelman

Since the Second Intifada in 2,000, 1,227 Israelis have been killed in terror attacks and 8,549 have been injured. Additionally, the Shin Bet claims to have been able to prevent 190 terror attacks in 2013, 40 which were carried out by terrorists freed under the Gilad Shalit prisoner swap, including 16 suicide attacks, as opposed to 112 in 2012.

Ford Nation Is Stronger Than Ever and Ford Is Unstoppable

Mitch Wolfe | Posted 03.11.2014 | Canada Politics
Mitch Wolfe

I have followed Ford for over 13 years, especially when he was an obscure Etobicoke councilman. The guy has a big heart. He cares about his constituents. So when the ice storm struck, Ford naturally helped out on a daily basis. I predict that the 2014 Toronto Mayoral campaign is over. Ford is unstoppable.

Watching the Watchdog: Long Walk of Prisoner #46664

Tim Knight | Posted 02.15.2014 | Canada
Tim Knight

This day in Dublin, Mandela shakes my hand. It's a most peculiar moment. I look into his eyes, he looks into mine, and somehow I know I'm in the presence of sheer, bloody greatness. Not because of what he's done or had done to him, but simply because of who he is.

Ford Nation Comes Out To Help

CBC | Posted 02.13.2014 | Canada Politics

Someone is looking to raise $50,000 to help Toronto Mayor Rob Ford pay his legal bills. A campaign on the crowd funding website Indiegogo alleges t...

Conrad Black Slams Toronto Star For 'Attempted Coup' Against Ford

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.13.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - A libel notice against Rob Ford has prompted Conrad Black to come to the Toronto mayor's defence, accusing Canada's largest newspaper of bei...

Conrad and RoFo: A Meeting of Outraged Minds

Tim Knight | Posted 02.10.2014 | Canada
Tim Knight

There they sit facing each other in Toronto City Hall -- two very rich men of much more than considerable girth, strangely similar, radiating mutual admiration, screw-you arrogance and otherworldly chutzpah. This odd couple comes together last Monday on Vision's The Zoomer. It's never the widely advertised interview promised, because the Baron doesn't know how to interview. Instead, it's a chat between two obviously misunderstood innocents. So no tough, probing questions from the Baron to the Mayor along the lines of "have you no shame, sir? No decency?"

Don't Compare the Liberals' $1.1 Billion Gas Plant Scandal to Rob Ford's Scarborough Subway

Mitch Wolfe | Posted 01.30.2014 | Canada Politics
Mitch Wolfe

McGuinty sincerely believed in cancelling the gas plants. But he feared losing seats in Mississauga and Oakville. So he abandoned his principles for votes. That is pandering. What Ford did in supporting subways is not pandering. That is true democracy, a concept obviously lost on the Toronto Star, which appears to prefer rule by the privileged unelected few. And policymaking by non-partisan so-called experts, aka Metrolinx, who are clearly insensitive to the actual people for which they are working.

The Rob Ford Scandal Shows We're All a Little Racist

Nicholas Barber | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Politics
Nicholas Barber

As we all watch in awe as the human train wreck that is Toronto mayor Rob Ford continues to unfold, let us take a moment to reflect on the very ugly role that racism is playing in the Ford saga. I think that many of the people who claim to be disturbed by the fact that Rob Ford does drugs are, on some level, actually disturbed by the fact that Rob Ford (allegedly) smokes crack with Somalians in Little Mogadishu.

Why no Wiretap for Rob Ford?

Sandy Garossino | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Sandy Garossino

It's pretty shocking that after months of an expensive police surveillance, the most compelling evidence produced in the Ford investigation are photos of people acting suspiciously. Criminal investigations of serious crimes are always about obtaining direct rather than circumstantial evidence wherever possible. They're about tapes, paper trails and drug tests, not semi-useless photos of people with envelopes and plastic bags.

This is the End of Civil Discussion

Jeff Paterson | Posted 10.28.2013 | Canada Politics
Jeff Paterson

I'm no John Ivison, Christie Blatchford, Chantal Hebert, Ezra Levant, Christopher Hume, Andrew Coyne or Margaret Wente. Heck, you could find bloggers...

Awash In Refugees, Whose Needs Come First?

Diane Weber Bederman | Posted 11.24.2013 | Canada
Diane Weber Bederman

We are awash in refugees, today, especially with the disaster taking place in Syria. We have limited resources -- human and financial. We must priorit...

Layoffs As Toronto Star Publisher Shuts Down Digital Division: Report

CP | Posted 11.06.2013 | Canada Business

TORONTO — Torstar Corp. is shutting down its Torstar Digital division and shuffling its assets into different parts of its operations as part of a w...

Watching the Watchdog: Meet the Man Who Designs the Newspapers.

Tim Knight | Posted 10.19.2013 | Canada
Tim Knight

Tony Sutton is bearded, irascible, opinionated, verbose, profane and loves good writing so much that he runs his own website magazine devoted to publishing some of the best political journalism written today. His magazine is called ColdType. Motto: Writing Worth Reading From Around the World.

Canada's Largest Newspaper Puts Up A Paywall

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.13.2013 | Canada Business

TORONTO - The Toronto Star has begun charging a fee for non-subscribers who access its web site more than 10 times a month.The Star told staff details...