Parent groups and concerned community members rally in solidarity to protest the province’s plan to increase class sizes. Parents held coordinated demonstrations at several Catholic elementary schools across Toronto calling on the Ontario government and the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) to halt the reorganization of class sizes.
The constituency of Humber River-Black Creek is located at the northern edge of the Toronto city limits between the districts of York Centre and Etobicoke-North. Prior to 2015, the area was known as York West. It was changed to its current name following a riding redistribution process.
The area is comprised of a diverse population with people originating from several different ethnic backgrounds . According to Statistics Canada, in 2016 (most current data available), Italians make up a significant portion of the population, at 13%. (more…)
TORONTO and HAMILTON — NDP Education critic Marit Stiles and Mental Health and Addictions critic Monique Taylor released the following statement in response to a new report by the Hospital for Sick Children showing disturbing levels of clinically significant depressive symptoms among children and teens as a result of the pandemic and school closures. (more…)
Who could forget the Northeast Blackout of 2003? Eighteen years ago, on August 14th,
50 million people in Canada and the USA lost power.
In Toronto, I remember hearing stories of students having to walk from their summer jobs down at Queens Quay to Yonge and Finch, 4 hours to get home, uphill. Along the way, variety store owners were offloading buckets of ice cream to these kids for their freezers had broken down.
We have had to line up for grocery stores. https://twitter.com/Faiza_AminTV/status/1248328135780769798
We have had to line up for vaccines. https://twitter.com/blogTO/status/1387808919561588747
Will Canada have to line up for fuel too?
Our friends south of the border waited a staggering 5 hours to fill up their tanks. Some even reminisced about the Arab oil embargo of 1973 and how that caused long lineups at the gas pump. While others estimated that the current panic buying was resulting in an average of 125 cars per hour trying to get their fill. (more…)
TORONTO – Canada and Ontario are still grappling with the AstraZeneca node. The vaccine, although still considered safe by both Health Canada and the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (Naci) has been suspended as a precaution in some provinces of our country. In Ontario, as explained this week by Chief Medical Officer David Williams, the provisional stop was decided for two reasons: on the one hand the necessary caution pending new data on adverse reactions, on the other hand the lack of new supplies due to the announced delays in deliveries. (more…)
Ontario in lockdown but schools remain open. That’s basically what Premier Doug Ford announced yesterday. An announcement also awaited with apprehension by the world of school that this year is going on sobbing between closures and openings, distance teaching and lessons in presence. (more…)