Doug Ford’s transit map looks nice; getting there is another matter

If anything’s certain about Ontario Premier Doug Ford, it’s that he likes to go big. So his version of upending years of Toronto transit planning is essentially to put all the lines on steroids. Under Ford’s plan, the downtown relief line — rebranded the Ontario Line — will be twice as long, running from the Ontario Science Centre to Pape More...

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By SLPundit On Wednesday, April 10th, 2019
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Doug Ford’s anti-carbon tax stickers hit a new low

The fact that Doug Ford’s anti-carbon tax stickers are misleading is quite possibly the least ridiculous thing about them. The premier of Ontario, who has the needs of more than 14 million people to concern More...

By SLPundit On Tuesday, April 9th, 2019
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A consultant’s claim for Cat Lake housing money highlights a bigger problem

The ink had barely dried on the welcome announcement of $ 12.8 million in federal funding for Cat Lake First Nation when news broke that $ 1.28 million of it might be owed to a consultant. To be clear, this More...

By SLPundit On Monday, April 8th, 2019
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New ways to create a home

There’s more than one way to become a homeowner, particularly for millennials shut out of the exorbitant Toronto housing market. As the Star’s Tess Kalinowski writes, six young people recently bought a $  More...

By SLPundit On Sunday, April 7th, 2019
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There’s no excuse for ignoring lessons of Rwanda’s genocide

Twenty-five years after the beginning of the genocide in Rwanda, one lesson is as clear now as it was then: The killing was entirely preventable. Indeed, on Jan. 11, 1994, Canadian Maj.-Gen. Roméo Dallaire, More...

By SLPundit On Saturday, April 6th, 2019
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It’s time for the NHL to step up for women’s hockey

What a roller coaster ride for women’s hockey. In the span of a week, it went from riding high with record viewership for the Clarkson Cup final to a devastating low when the Canadian Women’s Hockey League More...

By SLPundit On Friday, April 5th, 2019
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Ontario should get tougher on raising vaccination rates

It’s time for Ontario to get a lot tougher about encouraging parents to get their children fully immunized against infectious diseases. Numbers compiled by the Star’s Diana Zlomislic show an alarming number More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, April 4th, 2019
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Justin Trudeau now has a chance to move beyond SNC-Lavalin affair

In the end, the outcome seemed inevitable. By the time Justin Trudeau expelled the troublesome MPs who have shaken his government to its foundations, it was impossible to imagine how they could stay. Jody Wilson-Raybould More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, April 4th, 2019
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Justin Trudeau now has a chance to move beyond SNC-Lavalin affair

In the end, the outcome seemed inevitable. By the time Justin Trudeau expelled the troublesome MPs who have shaken his government to its foundations, it was impossible to imagine how they could stay. Jody Wilson-Raybould More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019
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Ford government puts lives at risk by reducing injection sites

Listening to the Ford government’s lines, it’s the dawn of a wonderful new day for drug addicts in Ontario. Folks, help is on the way. They’ve got 15 — count ’em, 15! — supervised injection sites across More...