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Toronto trustees expense everything from $28 cookies to $4,000 walking tours of Israel

thestar.com — Toronto public school board trustees have charged taxpayers for everything from $19 worth of groceries - including nuts and hand lotion - to a tour of Israel that cost almost $4,000.
Sep 15, 2014

Toronto trustees expense everything from $28 cookies to $4,000 walking tours of Israel (via @torontostar) thestar.com/yourtoronto/ed…

Sep 15, 2014

Toronto school board trustees expense walking tour of Israel, plus cookies. on.thestar.com/1y93SlV

Sep 15, 2014

RT @vlu: Toronto's public school trustees expenses everything from hand lotion, parking ticket and a walking tour of Israel ow.ly/Bxj80

Sep 15, 2014

Toronto's public school trustees expenses everything from hand lotion, parking ticket and a walking tour of Israel ow.ly/Bxj80

Sep 15, 2014

RT @louisebrownstar: Here's what you would see if TDSB trustee expenses were all out in the open, not something The Star got for you tinyurl.com/m3se5ms

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TTC riders’ group ‘furious’ after John Tory drops out of debate

thestar.com — An advocacy group for TTC riders is "furious" after mayoral election frontrunner John Tory dropped out of Monday's debate less than four hours before it was to take place. Tory, trying to preserve a lead he has held since July, announced Monday afternoon that he has withdrawn from the TTCriders debate scheduled for 5 p.m.
Sep 15, 2014

RT @PauljClarke_: TTC riders’ group ‘furious’ after John Tory drops out of debate thestar.com/news/city_hall… via @torontostar

Sep 15, 2014

TTC riders’ group ‘furious’ after John Tory drops out of debate thestar.com/news/city_hall… via @torontostar

Sep 15, 2014

RT @TessKalinowski: TTC riders’ group ‘furious’ after John Tory drops out of debate thestar.com/news/city_hall… via @torontostar

Sep 15, 2014

TTC riders’ group ‘furious’ after John Tory drops out of debate thestar.com/news/city_hall… via @torontostar

Sep 15, 2014

Story: TTC riders' group "furious" after frontrunner John Tory drops out of tonight's planned mayoral debate: on.thestar.com/1tXGzoG

Ottawa announces plan to address violence against aboriginal women

thestar.com — OTTAWA-The federal government has released details of its plan to address the issue of violence against aboriginal women and girls. Labour Minister Kellie Leitch, who is also minister for the status of women, says the plan consists of a range of measures to address the problem.

This week’s Ford Fest postponed as Doug Ford keeps low profile

thestar.com — A second Ford Fest barbecue has been postponed and nothing was heard from Doug Ford on Monday, despite his promise to start campaigning this week. An official with the company who owns the proposed Islington Ave. site for the second Ford Fest said he called Ford on Monday to find out if it would happen on Friday as planned.
Sep 15, 2014

This week’s Ford Fest postponed as Doug Ford delays campaigning: #RobFord #TOpoli #DougFord thestar.com/news/city_hall… via @torontostar

Sep 15, 2014

This week’s Ford Fest postponed as Doug Ford keeps low profile thestar.com/news/city_hall… via @torontostar

Sep 15, 2014

This week’s Ford Fest postponed as Doug Ford keeps low profile on Monday thestar.com/news/city_hall…

Toronto police investigating Giorgio Mammoliti over fundraiser

thestar.com — Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti is under police investigation for accepting an $80,000 gift at a fundraiser last May, the Star has confirmed. In July, integrity commissioner Janet Leiper wrote in a scathing report that Mammoliti had violated the city's code of conduct by accepting an $80,000 gift from event organizers.
Sep 15, 2014

RT @LaurenPelley: Coun. Giorgio Mammoliti is under police investigation for accepting an $80k gift at a fundraiser: thestar.com/news/city_hall… by @ericandrewgee

India’s nuclear nightmare: The village of birth defects

thestar.com — "The difficulty is that you can't get uranium without bringing up two dozen other radioactive materials, which are far more dangerous." Gordon Edwards Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility JADUGORA, INDIA-Duniya Uram wants to go outside. The veranda is only 10 metres away, but it is a struggle.
Sep 15, 2014

RT @stuffaboutstuff: Haunting story by @RaveenaAulakh India’s nuclear nightmare: The village of birth defects thestar.com/news/world/201… via @torontostar

Sep 15, 2014

RT @stuffaboutstuff: Haunting story by @RaveenaAulakh India’s nuclear nightmare: The village of birth defects thestar.com/news/world/201… via @torontostar

Sep 15, 2014

RT @stuffaboutstuff: Haunting story by @RaveenaAulakh India’s nuclear nightmare: The village of birth defects thestar.com/news/world/201… via @torontostar

Sep 15, 2014

#India’s nuclear nightmare: Uranium mining village plagued by birth defects, by @RavinaAulakh thestar.com/news/world/201… via @torontostar

Marriott starts putting envelopes in hotels to encourage tips for maids

thestar.com — NEW YORK-Do you leave a tip in your hotel room for the maid? Marriott is launching a program with Maria Shriver to put envelopes in hotel rooms to encourage tipping. The campaign, called "The Envelope Please," begins this week. Envelopes will be placed in 160,000 rooms in the U.S. and Canada.
Sep 15, 2014

Always tip your hotel room cleaner. And your company shd let you expense it. @TorontoStar story on tip envelopes: on.thestar.com/1q7x0Qg

Sep 15, 2014

RT @vlu: Marriott hotel chain launches The Envelope Please, to urge guests to leave tips for housekeeping staff. ow.ly/BvVBH

Sep 15, 2014

Marriott hotel chain launches The Envelope Please, to urge guests to leave tips for housekeeping staff. ow.ly/BvVBH

Saskatchewan pays millions to open doors for Brad Wall in Washington

thestar.com — OTTAWA-When it comes to rubbing shoulders with movers and shakers in the halls of power in the United States, few governments are better represented than that of a place many Americans have never heard of - Saskatchewan. Since 2009, Premier Brad Wall's government and Saskatchewan agencies have paid more than $3 million to a U.S.
Sep 15, 2014

Saskatchewan pays millions to open doors for Brad Wall in Washington thestar.com/news/canada/20… via @torontostar

Sep 15, 2014

This is important journalism about how much Saskatchewan pays to open doors for Brad Wall in Washington on.thestar.com/1BG8Epo

Andray Domise: Ward 2's anti-Ford

thestar.com — After Friday's Ford candidate shuffle, Andray Domise stands out as the man who is, was or will be running against all of them. He's a candidate for Doug Ford's Ward 2 council seat, who was up against Michael Ford until the political newbie, who had refused to speak to the media, ducked out of the race to let his uncle Rob Ford enter it on Friday.

Rob Ford's rehab clinic selling its cancer operation

thestar.com — The Muskoka medical facility where Mayor Rob Ford was treated for addiction earlier this year has announced it is selling off its lucrative cancer detection operation, a company press release states. GreeneStone's addiction treatment revenues have increased "significantly" in the past few months due to high profile clients and that's why the company will focus on the drug and alcohol program, the company stated in the morning release Monday.

The proud tax-and-spend candidate gets his shot: Keenan

thestar.com — At the Evergreen Brick Works on Sunday, before a crowd of a couple hundred voters, Ari Goldkind experienced something he's been waiting for since registering to run for mayor in March. He leaned toward the podium and said, that Toronto "doesn't have a spending problem, we have a revenue problem."
Sep 15, 2014

The proud tax-and-spend candidate gets his shot: Keenan thestar.com/news/gta/2014/… via @torontostar

Sep 15, 2014

Ed Keenan on mayoral candidate Ari Goldkind, finally getting the shot he's been pleading for: on.thestar.com/1DcUhdE

6 Rob Ford memories you shouldn’t forget

thestar.com — I remind you that as mayor he once tried to buy some public parkland - owned by you and me - in order to expand his private property. Mel would not have tried that. I remind you that he made calls to city staff on behalf of his friends.
Sep 15, 2014

I tried making a column like a Buzzfeed style story today. "6 Rob Ford memories you shouldn’t forget" .thestar.com/news/gta/2014/…

Sep 15, 2014

RT @chrisboutet: An highly Buzzfeedian, moderately impactful list: 6 Rob Ford memories you shouldn’t forget thestar.com/news/gta/2014/… via @torontostar

Struggling Argonauts determined to make things rights

thestar.com — CALGARY-The Argonauts watched a replay of Saturday's horror show when they reconvened at a downtown hotel on Monday. The team is staying in Calgary all week in preparation a game against the B.C. Lions in Vancouver on Friday. Many of the players took the day off to visit Banff, while others spent time alone or with family in the area.
Sep 15, 2014

Struggling Argonauts determined to make things rights (via @torontostar) thestar.com/sports/argos/2…

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Sep 15, 2014

If you missed tonight's Toronto mayor debate, it's OK, there are 38 more before the 10/27 election. I'm not kidding. m.thestar.com/#/article/news…

Apple releases tool to delete free U2 album from iTunes after complaints

thestar.com — NEW YORK-Some iPhone users are not happy that U2's new album, "Songs of Innocence," was automatically added to their iTunes music library, free of charge. In response, Apple has released a special tool that lets people remove the album from their collections.
Sep 15, 2014

Rage, mind you. @TorontoStar: Apple releases tool to delete free U2 album from iTunes after Twitter rage on.thestar.com/1phkVI6

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