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‘Progress doesn’t mean parity,’ Perry Bellegarde says as he works to improve conditions for First Nations people, particularly by influencing the federal budget

As the national chief of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN), Perry Bellegarde has spent the past six years navigating the often fractious relationships between Indigenous communities and politicians, corporations and band leaders themselves. After two terms, the former chief of Little Black Bear Nation… Read More »‘Progress doesn’t mean parity,’ Perry Bellegarde says as he works to improve conditions for First Nations people, particularly by influencing the federal budget

Poll suggests Ontarians feel ‘more depressed’ and ‘upset’ after a year of COVID-19

After a year of COVID-19, most Ontarians are feeling more depressed and more upset than they were before the pandemic, a new poll suggests. The Campaign Research survey for the Toronto Star found 50 per cent of respondents feel “more depressed” than they did before… Read More »Poll suggests Ontarians feel ‘more depressed’ and ‘upset’ after a year of COVID-19

How a massive ‘dumb money’ movement sent GameStop’s stock price soaring and cost Wall Street millions

Jess Carignan is a flight dispatcher from Quebec City. Justin Niklaus runs a family bakery in Owen Sound. David Halpert publishes a cannabis magazine in North Toronto. This week, they were among the millions of amateur investors who took part in a trading frenzy that… Read More »How a massive ‘dumb money’ movement sent GameStop’s stock price soaring and cost Wall Street millions

This Toronto homeowner was shocked when her condo fees jumped over 30 per cent within two years. The province’s auditor general wants better disclosure rules for developers

When Danila Zeneli saw the listing for what would be her first home in Toronto, the condo fees for the downtown one-bedroom were just $287.34 a month. But by 2017 when she moved in, those fees had already gone up. And in 2018 they jumped… Read More »This Toronto homeowner was shocked when her condo fees jumped over 30 per cent within two years. The province’s auditor general wants better disclosure rules for developers

Metrolinx knew Hamilton LRT would cost far more than $1 billion years before it was cancelled, auditor general says

Three years before Premier Doug Ford’s government cancelled the Hamilton LRT over what it described as skyrocketing costs, Metrolinx and the Ministry of Transportation knew the project would be significantly more expensive than the $1 billion public estimate, according to Ontario Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk.… Read More »Metrolinx knew Hamilton LRT would cost far more than $1 billion years before it was cancelled, auditor general says

Today’s coronavirus news: TDSB closes Thorncliffe Park elementary school amid rising number of students testing positive for COVID-19; Ontario’s auditor general to release annual report; Some New York

The latest coronavirus news from Canada and around the world Monday. This file will be updated throughout the day. Web links to longer stories if available. 6:55 a.m.: Chinese vaccine company Sinovac announced Monday that it is planning to complete a new facility to double… Read More »Today’s coronavirus news: TDSB closes Thorncliffe Park elementary school amid rising number of students testing positive for COVID-19; Ontario’s auditor general to release annual report; Some New York

‘Give us a chance to survive’: One of Toronto’s most successful restaurateurs says bars and restaurants have been unfairly singled out

An industry friend posted a video plea this week, with tears pouring down his face, admitting that defeat is near. His raw emotion expressing restaurateurs’ collective frustration. After eight long months of pandemic restrictions, adaptations, closures, renovations, retraining, reopenings, and further closures, Toronto’s restaurant industry… Read More »‘Give us a chance to survive’: One of Toronto’s most successful restaurateurs says bars and restaurants have been unfairly singled out