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Jian Ghomeshi: 8 women accuse former CBC host of violence, sexual abuse or harassment

thestar.com — Eight women from across Canada now accuse former CBC host Jian Ghomeshi of abusive behaviour ranging from allegations of beating and choking without consent, to workplace sexual harassment. The allegations the Star is probing range from 2002 to the present. One of the women, popular Canadian television actor Lucy DeCoutere, has agreed to be identified.
Oct 30, 2014

Jian Ghomeshi: 8 women accuse former CBC host of violence, sexual abuse or harassment on.thestar.com/1tiUAA7 via @torontostar

Oct 30, 2014

Video of Lucy detailing the time she spent with Jian Ghomeshi on.thestar.com/1tiUAA7 via @torontostar

Oct 30, 2014

There are now eight women across Canada accusing Jian Ghomeshi of physical abuse or sexual harassment thestar.com/news/gta/2014/…

Oct 30, 2014

The (disturbing, detailed) accusations against former CBC host Jian Ghomeshi: on.thestar.com/1wKIGQi

Oct 30, 2014

The Jian Ghomeshi story achieves the next level of wacky with the addition of "Big Ears Teddy," the stuffed bear. thestar.com/news/gta/2014/…

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Jian Ghomeshi dumped by PR firm over ‘lies,’ sources say

thestar.com — Jian Ghomeshi was dumped by Navigator, the high-profile crisis management firm retained to protect his public image, because the company believed Ghomeshi lied to them, sources have told the Star. "He lied to the firm," said a source with knowledge of the situation.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @MaryOrmsby: Jian Ghomeshi dumped by PR firm over ‘lies,’ sources tell @_kevindonovan (via @torontostar) thestar.com/news/gta/2014/…

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Where's the outrage over racist treatment of Olivia Chow: Honderich

thestar.com — This can no longer go unremarked upon or unchallenged. The incidents of anti-immigrant, anti-female and anti-Chinese invective levelled against Olivia Chow during the mayoral campaign are simply outrageous. They do not reflect well on a city that prides itself on its diversity and tolerance.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @barnardfilm: Where's the outrage over racist treatment of Olivia Chow: Honderich (via @torontostar) thestar.com/opinion/commen…

Oct 30, 2014

RT @barnardfilm: Where's the outrage over racist treatment of Olivia Chow: Honderich (via @torontostar) thestar.com/opinion/commen…

Oct 30, 2014

RT @barnardfilm: Where's the outrage over racist treatment of Olivia Chow: Honderich (via @torontostar) thestar.com/opinion/commen…

Oct 30, 2014

Where's the outrage over racist treatment of Olivia Chow: Honderich (via @torontostar) thestar.com/opinion/commen…

Oct 30, 2014

"This can no longer go unremarked upon or unchallenged." Where's the outrage over racist treatment of Olivia Chow? thestar.com/opinion/commen…

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Jian Ghomeshi issues statement on allegations

thestar.com — Ghomeshi says he will "meet these allegations directly."
Oct 30, 2014

RT @IreneGentle: Intriguing phrasing: Navigator "no longer able to continue" representing Jian Ghomeshi #JianGhomeshi #jian thestar.com/news/canada/20…

Oct 30, 2014

Navigator and rock-it promotions drop Jian Ghomeshi as a client on.thestar.com/1wNQFxr via @torontostar

Oct 30, 2014

Navigator and rock-it promotions drop Jian Ghomeshi as a client (via @torontostar) thestar.com/news/canada/20…

Oct 30, 2014

oof RT @KateNocera: Jian Ghomeshi is dropped by PR and crisis comms firms in light of new allegations against him thestar.com/news/canada/20…

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Oct 30, 2014

RT @RStickleyGlobal: Eight women are now accusing Jian Ghomeshi - a Canadian actress steps forward with her story. m.thestar.com/#/article/news…

Oct 30, 2014

Eight women are now accusing Jian Ghomeshi - a Canadian actress steps forward with her story. m.thestar.com/#/article/news…

Oct 30, 2014

Jian Ghomeshi: 8 women accuse former CBC host of violence, sexual abuse or harassment (via @torontostar) m.thestar.com/#/article/news…

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Analysis: 20 lessons from the Rob Ford era

thestar.com — Among many other things, the Rob Ford era was highly educational. Here are 20 things the past four city hall years taught us. 2. Municipal controversies fade easily. Parliament and the provincial legislature each have a question period that allows the opposition to hold the government's feet to the fire.
Oct 30, 2014

The Coles notes version of the last four years: 20 lessons from the Rob Ford era on.thestar.com/1wOK9Xh via @torontostar #TOpoli

Oct 30, 2014

RT @ddale8: So...that happened. Here's my list of 20 things we learned from the Rob Ford era: on.thestar.com/105sUmr

Oct 30, 2014

RT @ddale8: So...that happened. Here's my list of 20 things we learned from the Rob Ford era: on.thestar.com/105sUmr

Oct 30, 2014

So...that happened. Here's my list of 20 things we learned from the Rob Ford era: on.thestar.com/105sUmr

No investigation into Jian Ghomeshi until a victim comes forward: Chief Bill Blair

thestar.com — The Toronto police are not currently investigating former CBC star Jian Ghomeshi, despite a number of accusations that have surfaced throughout the week, according to chief Bill Blair. The announcement came at an impromptu press conference Thursday afternoon, in which Blair told reporters that until a victim came forward, or other evidence was presented, there would not be an investigation into Ghomeshi's case.

Jian Ghomeshi choked and slapped me, actress says

thestar.com — Actress, Lucy DeCoutere, comes forward with details of her alleged assault by Jian Ghomeshi.
Oct 30, 2014

Jian Ghomeshi choked and slapped me, actress says (via @torontostar) thestar.com/news/2014/10/2…

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Women shouldn’t be afraid to speak up about abuse: Editorial

thestar.com — It's an old story. He is powerful. They are not. In this case, "he" is Jian Ghomeshi. When news broke last Sunday that the former CBC Radio Q host had been fired for what he claims was a "moral judgment" that his admitted practice of a bondage-sadism sex life was wrong, his enormous fan base was gobsmacked.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @TorontoStar: Editorial: Women shouldn’t be afraid to speak up about abuse: Editorial on.thestar.com/1wKoq0b

Oct 30, 2014

RT @TorontoStar: Editorial: Women shouldn’t be afraid to speak up about abuse: Editorial on.thestar.com/1wKoq0b

Warming up to a rogue’s gallery of Stanley Kubrick creations at TIFF Bell Lightbox column

thestar.com — HAL 9000 is being difficult. Of course. The press gathered at TIFF Bell Lightbox for a preview of Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition can't photograph the huge camera lens eyeball of the malevolent computer from 2001: A Space Odyssey. Some kind of rights issue, we're told.

Author Reva Seth accuses Jian Ghomeshi of assault

thestar.com — A second woman has revealed her identity while describing allegations of abuse against her by former CBC radio personality Jian Ghomeshi. Reva Seth, author of the book The MomShift and lawyer, wrote an account of her experience with Ghomeshi in a blog post published by Huffington Post Canada on Thursday, making the total number of women accusing him of being violent towards them nine.

Rogers partnering with Vice to create multimedia studio in Toronto

thestar.com — Rogers and Vice are partnering to create a multimedia production studio in Toronto. Dubbed the Vice Canada Studio, the focus will be on creating Canadian content across mobile and broadcast platforms. "We wanted to build a powerhouse for Canadian digital content focused on 18- to 34-year-olds," said Guy Laurence, president and CEO of Rogers in a release.
Oct 30, 2014

Rogers partnering with Vice to create multimedia studio in Toronto on.thestar.com/1wNWQ4I via @torontostar

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Rogers partnering with Vice to create multimedia studio in Toronto: The companies are investing $100 million i... on.thestar.com/1wItmTe

Oct 30, 2014

Rogers partnering with Vice to create multimedia studio in Toronto on.thestar.com/1wNWQ4I via @torontostar

Stephen Harper announces $3B of tax breaks for families with children

thestar.com — OTTAWA-The federal government is overhauling its tax treatment of families with children to bring in a limited form of income-splitting, increase monthly baby bonus payments and expand the tax deduction parents can claim for child care expenses.

Canadian government sacrificing military spending for budget surplus

thestar.com — OTTAWA-As the Conservative government doles out pricey good-news announcements thanks to a looming budget surplus, newly released public documents show it continues to shortchange the military. Public Accounts of Canada for 2013-2014 reveal for the third consecutive year, spending on military equipment, weapons systems and infrastructure declined significantly.

Kathleen Wynne says she and would-be rival Doug Ford ‘are very different people’

thestar.com — BEIJING-When Doug Ford lost the Toronto mayoral election to John Tory, Premier Kathleen Wynne exclaimed "Hallelujah." If Ford enters and wins the race for the provincial Progressive Conservative leadership, the Liberal premier may have a similar reaction. Wynne, who is in China for a week to promote trade, grinned Thursday when asked about the possible provincial aspirations of her political nemesis.
Oct 30, 2014

Kathleen Wynne says she and would-be rival Doug Ford ‘are very different people’: Ontario Premier Kathleen Wyn... on.thestar.com/13lMX20

Oct 30, 2014

RT @TorontoStar: Kathleen Wynne says it would be an "exercise in contrast" if Doug Ford was leader of PC party. on.thestar.com/10Cdd72 pic.twitter.com/whcjtCUxkX

NFL Picks: It’s Jerry’s world, we just live in it: Arthur

thestar.com — Pity Brandon Weeden. You're out there, you're doing it. You're leading the Dallas Cowboys to a field goal, then on 80-yard scoring drive to tie the game. You are 31, in your third year in the NFL, and the first two years were spent in Cleveland, which barely counts.
Oct 30, 2014

NFL Picks, Week 9: Jerry Jones, Brandon Weeden, and questioning modern existence: thestar.com/content/thesta…

Oct 30, 2014

"Author Reva Seth accuses Jian Ghomeshi of assault" - trigger warning: rape m.thestar.com/#/article/news…