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Olivia Chow proposes nutrition program for student; funds would come from an increase to land transfer tax for homes over $2 million

Posted by on Friday, 12 September, 2014

CBC: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/chow-floats-land-transfer-tax-boost-to-fund-school-nutrition-1.2753175

CTV News: http://toronto.ctvnews.ca/olivia-chow-vows-to-increase-land-transfer-tax-on-luxury-homes-1.1988059#

Globe and Mail: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/chow-says-she-would-boost-land-transfer-tax-on-expensive-homes/article20301364/

Inside Toronto: http://www.insidetoronto.com/news-story/4820078-chow-pushes-post-labour-day-campaign-in-progressive-direction/

National Post: http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/09/02/olivia-chow-promises-to-pay-for-nutrition-programs-and-bus-services-by-raising-land-transfer-tax-for-homes-over-2m/

Now Toronto: http://www.nowtoronto.com/news/story.cfm?content=199424

Oye! Times: http://www.oyetimes.com/news/canada/69922-chow-to-boost-land-transfer-tax-to-pay-for-transit-school-nutrition

Toronto Sun: http://www.torontosun.com/2014/09/02/olivia-chow-proposes-to-raise-land-transfer-tax

Torontoist: http://torontoist.com/2014/09/olivia-chow-proposes-land-transfer-tax-hike-expanded-nutritional-programs-for-kids/


Toronto City Council approves relocation of Cornerstone Place, men’s homeless shelter; Mayor Rob Ford and Councillors Doug Ford and Josh Colle vote against

Posted by on Wednesday, 10 September, 2014

CBC: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/cornerstone-place-shelter-moving-to-vaughan-road-1.2748741

Globe and Mail: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/council-oks-controversial-oakwood-location-for-cornerstone-shelter/article20229232/

Inside Toronto: http://www.insidetoronto.com/news-story/4801267-cornerstone-shelter-relocation-to-oakwood-vaughan-site-approved-by-council/

Now Toronto: http://www.nowtoronto.com/news/story.cfm?content=199408

Toronto Sun: http://www.torontosun.com/2014/08/27/council-meeting-dozens-of-items-still-on-agenda


Ward 20 candidate Albert Koehl on transit savings

Posted by on Wednesday, 10 September, 2014

http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/views-expressed/2014/09/what-if-we-started-talking-about-transit-savings


Toronto mayoral candidates’ transit plans stand on shaky ground

Posted by on Wednesday, 10 September, 2014

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/toronto-mayoral-candidates-transit-plans-stand-on-shaky-ground/article20505558/


Rob Ford: The jobless do not need transit

Posted by on Wednesday, 10 September, 2014

Hamilton Spectator: http://www.thespec.com/news-story/4756340-jobless-don-t-need-transit-says-toronto-mayor/

Metro News: http://metronews.ca/news/toronto/1124018/the-jobless-dont-need-transit-says-rob-ford/

Toronto Life: http://www.torontolife.com/informer/toronto-politics/2014/08/13/rob-ford-says-unemployed-people-dont-need-transit/

Toronto Star: http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2014/08/12/rob_ford_the_jobless_dont_need_transit.html

Toronto Sun: http://www.torontosun.com/2014/08/12/jobless-people-dont-need-transit-rob-ford


U of T professor raises concerns about John Tory’s SmartTrack plan

Posted by on Monday, 8 September, 2014

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/john-torys-smarttrack-why-his-big-bet-on-transit-is-a-real-risk/article20177429/


Toronto Mayoral Candidate Stintz announces economic policies

Posted by on Friday, 8 August, 2014

http://www.torontosun.com/2014/08/06/stintz-rolls-out-economic-policy


Toronto spending for waterfront washrooms questioned

Posted by on Thursday, 17 July, 2014

http://www.newstalk1010.com/news/2014/07/17/mayor-councillor-fuming-over-waterfront-torontos-600000-washrooms


Toronto CA Mayor Ford reported as disruptive, uncooperative at Rehab

Posted by on Thursday, 10 July, 2014

http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/rob-ford-disruptive-verbally-abusive-at-rehab-report-1.1905600


Toronto Mayoral Candidates agree that Gardiner freeway should not be removed

Posted by on Friday, 4 July, 2014

http://dcnonl.com/article/id60929/–torontorsquos-gardiner-needs-rehab-assert-mayoral-candidates