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Toronto Police keep watch at Trinity Bellwoods Park in Toronto, Ontario

Toronto Police keep watch at Trinity Bellwoods Park as the province prepares for more phased re-openings from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions in Toronto, Ontario, Canada May 24, 2020.
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Politics, Society

Rob Ford’s new tumour is malignant

Toronto city councillor and former mayor Rob Ford says he will have to undergo two rounds of chemotherapy to treat a new tumour. Speaking to reporters outside Toronto’s Mount Sinai Hospital Thursday afternoon, Ford said that doctors told him they »

Politics, Society

Montreal’s mayor calls Canada Post ‘arrogant’

Montreal’s colourful mayor, Denis Coderre used a jackhammer to illustrate his opposition to Canada Post’s decision to stop delivering mail to individual homes. The crown corporation wants to save $500 million annually by instead, installing groups of mailboxes in communities »


New Mayor for Toronto: Ford-Nation down, but not out

Doug Ford, left, and his far more controversial brother, Rob Ford(right). Doug Ford, a last minute entry in the mayoral race to replace his brother, told his very vocal supporters Monday night-“Friends, it is important to know we are leaving »


Canada’s biggest city about to elect a new mayor, city councillors

Residents of Toronto are going to the polls today to elect a new mayor, and council members representing 44 wards in the city. Outgoing mayor Rob Ford, who was seen acting in a strange and sometimes belligerent fashion in more »


Montreal’s new mayor Denis Coderre calls for unity, faces challenges

Former federal cabinet minister and Liberal Member of Parliament Denis Coderre was elected mayor of Canada’s second largest city of Montreal Sunday (November 3). Coderre was seen as the candidate to beat and had been leading in the public opinion »


Two progressive mayors re-elected/elected in western Canadian province of Alberta

The two biggest cities in the western Canadian province of Alberta now have mayors whose politics are seen as progressive. Naheed Nenshi was re-elected mayor of the city of Calgary with 74 per cent of votes cast. In the city »

Environment & Animal Life, Politics, Society

Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi – reassuring presence during city’s flooding

“A roar of applause greets Mayor Naheed Nenshi as he ambles up upon a riser above thousands of Calgarians gathered in a stadium parking lot to volunteer with flood relief efforts.” That’s the first sentence in a CBC news report »


Montreal has another new interim mayor: Laurent Blanchard

Montreal city council has elected a new interim mayor, Laurent Blanchard. His election follows the short interim mayorship of Michael Applebaum was was elected to replace Gerard Tremblay who resigned last November. The new mayor of Canada’s second largest city »