In 1981, I co-authored an article titled: ''Police Use of Lethal Force: A Toronto Perspective." Our examination revealed that the majority of the lethal police shootings were confrontation situations of clear legal justification by the police. However, five of the cases raised issues about police tactics and training for armed operations.
Ford used his party time on the Danforth to seek the spotlight while posing for countless pictures. He knew all eyes were on him because he was smiling for the attention. He knows the cloud of suspicion that surrounds him is darkening the city's reputation and causing dysfunction within city council. He honestly doesn't even seem to care.
Zebra Mussel filter millions of gallons of water; it's how they feed. The result, the once soup-like Great Lakes are now crystal clear. That doesn't mean the water is unpolluted, far from it. Their output is crystal clear, which for divers is a definite plus. So you see, from a certain perspective, what started as a natural disaster has a definite upside. Now, I know some might argue that learning to love environmental disasters requires a very self-centered attitude. What I celebrate, others revile. I look forward to figuring out what new and clever angle I can come up with the next time we lay waste to some pristine wilderness area.
A few years ago, I was in my home city of Addis Ababa from Toronto. I felt I was a stranger in my own birth city after being away for an eternity in C...
Francesco Totti isn't a rock star, but he makes a very good impersonation of one. The soccer icon and his teammates from AS Roma paraded around a newl...
Small-town B.C. may be facing a plague of what disgraced former U.S. vice president Spiro Agnew called the "nattering nabobs of negativity" -- or at least that's what a number of B.C. mayors and their supporters would have you believe. One B.C. mayor went so far as to criticize citizens for contacting the media and provinvial watchdog groups (including IntegrityBC), claiming that no one in his administration would ever stoop to such a dastardly deed.
We see it the lines of Marchesa to Rachel Roy. Designers are inspired by their travels. I recently traveled to Jamaica for a week, real Jamaica, not the tourist overrun locations. My trip was more of an excursion than a vacation.
Wynne was not prepared for the re-emergence of Mayor Rob Ford as a major political force in his home area of Etobicoke and in Scarborough, where he is also strangely and very strongly admired and supported. I am predicting a victory for Holyday in Etobicoke and a huge upset victory for the Tories in Scarborough.
Two sitting Toronto city council members faced off against each other in Wednesday's Ontario by-election, and a former councilor is running in another riding. Each is representing a different party. While this may seem banal, it is highly problematic.
After heeding her father's advice to spend time in the corporate world, Fotini Copeland's lifelong dreams are no longer deferred. Now on her fifth collection, the Greek-Canadian designer is making strides to define her place in the annals of fashion history.
Crack has made its way from Brooklyn to Canada over the years. Christina Tosi and the team at Momofuku are making sure an addictive namesake crosses the border, too -- and no authority is giving them a hard time. The Crack Pie, which is a sugar high, has become one of New York's most celebrated dessert items. It is among the habit-forming treats available at the newly opened Momofuku Milk Bar in Toronto.
Nonetheless, despite the many good examples of Canadian mayors, some of the bad examples -- especially those like Rob Ford who cast a bad reputation on their city -- raises the question, are we paying enough attention to municipal politics? And, especially, are we paying enough attention to who gets elected to municipal office?
If you're a parent who is strapped by a limited income but still wishes you could spoil your children with various toys, an alternative solution might be closer than you think. Most family and community centres have toy libraries, where parents can sign out toys for their children for a couple of weeks at a time, then return them for others to use.
In order for us to make the most of this groundswell of interest in law, policy, and activism, we need Black Americans to embrace their responsibility as global leaders. It's up to you for justice to again be one of America's exports to the world.
Forget House of Cards, Scandal or even The West Wing and other TV/Netflix political potboilers. We have a much better political soap opera and hissing match playing out right here in Toronto over funding for the Scarborough Subway.
I've found myself discussing kitchens and bathrooms a lot lately: renovations are back on the rise, and creating a sparkling new space adds dramatically to resale value (as well as your own every day decor satisfaction!).