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Civic engagement in the face of democratic deficit | #TOpoli #cdnpoli

So I’ve been watching a BBC mini-series from 1988 called A Very British Coup. There’s an understated but powerful scene wherein the Labour cabinet is debating its spending proposals; at one point, a frustrated and beleaguered Chancellor of the Exchequer declares that there’s little point in further discussion. 546 more words

Taxis, Uber, and how NOT to make decisions | #TOpoli

So I had a chance to observe City Council this morning, consumed as it was by the Uber/taxi debate and the attendant seas of yellow and blue T-shirts. 770 more words

Support for Toronto 2024 Olympic bid slipping: poll

TORONTO – The deadline for Toronto to formally submit a bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics is just a day away and a new poll suggests public support may be waning. 279 more words


TTC introducing new, improved services

If you ride the bus or streetcar, your commute could become a bit easier.

The TTC has begun rolling out new and improved bus and streetcar service across Toronto. 274 more words


Parents rally against city for removing toys from Gledhill Park

WATCH ABOVE: Toronto parks and recreation staff are being criticized by parents for clearing a local park of secondhand toys. Mark McAllister reports.

TORONTO — Parents in East York are criticizing the city’s Parks, Forestry and Recreation department after a local park was cleared of secondhand toys. 450 more words


Councillor Norm Kelly tops 100k Twitter followers

WATCH ABOVE: Kelly says he created his twitter page with the idea of having fun with the social media account.

TORONTO — For a humble city councillor, Norm Kelly has an enormous fan base; the newly minted social media star has now amassed over 100,000 followers on Twitter… 378 more words


Short fare taxi refusal blamed in death of Muzik nightclub shooting victim

WATCH ABOVE: Reports say a friend of Muzik shooting victm Ariela Navarro Fenoy claims she would still be alive had they not been refused a short ride by a number of taxi drivers. 676 more words