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CREATOR OF ICONIC PLAY MAGGIE AND PIERRE DIES OF CANCER AT 57

She was a passionate Canadian actor and playwright.  Linda Griffiths has died.  She is best known for her popular performance in the 1980 one woman play Maggie and Pierre. A family friend says she died early this morning at Toronto’s Bridgeport … read more

MAYOR HAZEL COMPLAINS ABOUT EXCESSIVE COVERAGE OF TORONTO ELECTION AT EXCLUSION OF OTHER GTA RACES

Mississauga’s outgoing mayor says it’s unfortunate that the Toronto election campaign is overshadowing the municipal election campaigns in other areas of the GTA. Ninty-three year old Hazel McCallion is not running for re-election after 36 years as Mississauga’s Mayor.  She … read more

DOUG FORD CAMPAIGN ROLLS OUT IN ETOBICOKE

The “Doug Ford For Mayor” campaign is finally underway. Mayor Rob Ford’s brother is hitting the streets, knocking on doors in Ward 2 neighbourhoods in Etobicoke today.  Ford is the current city councillor for the ward, and his brother Rob represented it … read more

TORY WOULD CUT FUNDING FOR PRIDE TORONTO IF “ANTI-SEMITIC” GROUP ALLOWED TO MARCH

John Tory says he would vote against city funding for Pride Toronto if the group “Queers Against Israeli Apartheid” is allowed to march in the annual parade. Calling it an anti-Semitic message, Tory said it’s a matter of principle, and … read more

FORMER JOURNALIST, PRIVACY COMMISSIONER RADWANSKI DIES

George Radwanski has died of a heart attack at age 67. He started out as a reporter at the Gazette in 1969, when he interviewed John Lennon at his bed-in in Montreal. After moving into political reporting, Radwanski wrote a … read more

DOLAN’S “MOMMY” TO REPRESENT CANADA FOR BEST FOREIGN-LANGUAGE OSCAR

Telefilm Canada has made it official. Canada will be represented at the Academy Awards – by the work of an acclaimed Quebec filmmaker. Director Xavier Dolan’s “Mommy” has been selected as our country’s bid for Oscar glory – in the … read more

SURPRISE – A DEBATE ON ABORIGINAL WOMEN AFTER ALL

The Harper Conservatives were caught off guard. The Opposition New Democrats used a tactical play to force a debate in the Commons about the need for an inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women. The NDP waited until most Tories … read more

GILGAN GIVES ST. MICHAEL’S HOSPITAL $30 MILLION

A Toronto hospital has received an immensely generous donation. Peter Gilgan – the billionaire philanthropist and founder of Oakville-based Mattamy Homes – is giving St. Michael’s Hospital $30 million. It’s the biggest donation in the hospital’s history – and will go toward … read more

TORY AND CHOW TRADE BARBS AT ANOTHER DEBATE; TORY RECEIVES NEW ENDORSEMENTS

John Tory has received endorsements this morning from former Karen Stintz strategist Paul Brown, and former city councillor Gordon Chong, who worked on David Soknacki’s campaign and was part of Rob Ford’s transition team. Chong praised Tory’s work at Civic … read more

INSPECTION CONTINUES TO BE BIGGEST PROBLEM IN ORGANIC FOOD INDUSTRY

When you go grocery shopping, do you head to the organic food section of the store or avoid it? David Bratton is co-producer of an original five part series called Organic Panic on our sister television station, The Brand New … read more