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NO NEW LAW ON DOCTOR ASSISTED DYING TO COME BEFORE FALL ELECTION

Don’t expect the Harper government to table any new legislation on doctor-assisted dying – before the widely expected October election. But Justice Minister Peter MacKay says the government will soon announce the details of consultations on the issue – as … read more

FINCH WEST LRT WORK TO START 2016, SHEPPARD LINE ON HOLD

The Finch West light rail transit (LRT) line will roll down the track first while the Sheppard East line is on hold. The province first committed to funding the $1.2-billion Finch line in 2009 and Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca says … read more

CANADA SENDING MORE SUPPLIES, MATCHING DONATIONS TO NEPAL FUND

Canada’s doing more for the survivors and victims of the weekend earthquake in Nepal that’s killed over 4,000 and injured 7,100. The Harper government’s sending items like blankets, jerry cans and hygiene kits from emergency stockpiles in Mississauga and Dubai … read more

RUSHDIE DEFENDS PEN HONOURING CHARLIE HEBDO

Renowned author Salman Rushdie is defending the PEN American Center’s plan – to honour the French magazine Charlie Hebdo. Rushdie says that PEN is “quite right” to honour the Charlie Hebdo artists who were killed during a January shooting at … read more

AM 740 SALUTES RONNIE HAWKINS WITH A LIVE VIP 80TH BIRTHDAY PARTY

Ronnie Hawkins’ 80th birthday celebration continues with an on air party live at the ZoomerPlex in Liberty Village on Friday May 8th. Our own Robbie Lane made the announcement this morning with The Happy Gang on The New AM 740. … read more

HARPER LEE TO THE RESCUE

           Author Harper Lee has started a non-profit company to produce a play of her iconic book “To Kill a Mockingbird” in her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama, ending a a dispute that threatened to end the show.  Licensing … read more

FORMER POLICE CHIEF EYES FEDERAL POLITICS

       Toronto’s former police chief is hoping to boost the fortunes of the Federal Liberal party by running for the the nomination in Scarborough Southwest, in part to deflect Conservative attacks on law and order issues.  Blair rejects allegations the … read more

NEPAL DEATH TOLL TOPS 3700 AS CANADA SENDS DART AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

A massive international relief effort is underway for victims of Saturday’s earthquake in Nepal.  More than 3700 people have been killed in Nepal, as well as in a quake-triggered avalanche at a base camp on Mount Everest, and in neighbouring India and Tibet. … read more

‘THE FANTASTICKS’ WILL NOT BE CLOSING AFTER ALL

“The Fantastiks” is going to continue. The legendary off-Broadway production was scheduled to close on May 3rd, 55 years after it opened in 1960. But two anonymous donors have stepped up with a pledge to keep it open, according to … read more

BILL BLAIR TO SEEK LIBERAL NOMINATION FOR FEDERAL ELECTION

The day after Bill Blair left his job as Toronto Police Chief he’s announced that he’s getting into the political fray. In a published interview, Blair says he will be seeking the nomination to run in the next federal election … read more