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Chief justice cleared in spat with Stephen Harper government

thestar.com — OTTAWA - An international legal body has cleared Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin in her efforts to communicate with Prime Minister Stephen Harper's government over a judicial appointment to her court last year, and slammed the prime minister for remarks it says hurt her moral authority, integrity and public confidence in the judiciary.
Jul 25, 2014

RT @stephenlautens: Intn'l Comm. of Jurists says Harper should apologise to SCC Chief Justice. Don't hold your breath... on.thestar.com/1umI9oC #cdnpoli

Jul 25, 2014

RT @frankejames: .@pmHarper "invited" to apologize as Chief justice cleared in spat with Harper government on.thestar.com/1umI9oC #cdnpoli

Jul 25, 2014

It will be interesting to see how the prime minister and justice minister respond to this rebuke thestar.com/news/canada/20…

Jul 25, 2014

Chief justice cleared in spat with Stephen Harper government on.thestar.com/1umI9oC via @torontostar

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Chow pledge to bump TTC bus service depends on finding more vehicles

thestar.com — How do you spell transit relief? If you're Olivia Chow, it's B-U-S. She is promising to provide better transit if she's elected mayor, with a10 per cent increase in bus service. Chow says she will use $15 million from the city budget to ease the commute of the 60 per cent of TTC riders who take the bus.
Jul 25, 2014

RT @ddale8: How realistic is Olivia Chow's more-bus-service-"now" plan? TTC officials say there aren't spare buses to use: on.thestar.com/1nDHA4F

Jul 25, 2014

That's an important reality check by @TessKalinowski, considering how big the bus proposal is to Chow's campaign. on.thestar.com/1nDHA4F

Jul 25, 2014

How realistic is Olivia Chow's more-bus-service-"now" plan? TTC officials say there aren't spare buses to use: on.thestar.com/1nDHA4F

From Peru, with love - the Mike Duffy story

thestar.com — He was a dashing former war correspondent turned popular TV personality, covering breaking national news in the capital of a mysterious northern land called Canada. She was an ex-employee of the Peruvian Navy, recently released from an Ontario women's prison after smuggling drugs - unwittingly, she says - aboard a flight from South America.

Man arrested after allegedly robbing a woman at knifepoint, then appearing at her home

thestar.com — A man has been arrested after allegedly robbing a woman at knifepoint and then appearing armed at her apartment four days later. Around 4 p.m. on July 19, a woman was returning to her parked car after leaving a bank at Hillcrest Mall on Yonge St. in Richmond Hill.
Jul 25, 2014

Man arrested after allegedly robbing a woman at knifepoint, then appearing at her home on.thestar.com/1pVSDES

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thestar.com — In the midst of an election campaign, Rob Ford stages another "family" barbeque in a city-owned Thomson Memorial Park in Scarborough.

Tax agency says ‘preventing poverty’ not allowed as goal for charity

thestar.com — OTTAWA-The Canada Revenue Agency has told a well-known charity that it can no longer try to prevent poverty around the world, it can only alleviate poverty - because preventing poverty might benefit people who are not already poor.
Jul 25, 2014

RT @CouncilofCDNs: Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and your charitable status will be revoked goo.gl/f0bzFS

Jul 25, 2014

Tax agency says ‘preventing poverty’ not allowed as goal for charity on.thestar.com/1AdtnRm via @torontostar

Jul 25, 2014

Also at the top of our site: Tax agency says ‘preventing poverty’ not allowed: thestar.com/news/canada/20… #cdnpoli

MPPs in commuter towns spending thousands on Toronto accommodations

thestar.com — MPPs living within relatively easy driving distance of Queen's Park are spending tens of thousands of taxpayer dollars a year to live in Toronto.
Jul 25, 2014

Hamilton area MPPs cld take GO Aldershot to Union for about $5,000 a yr. if they commute 12 months which they don't on.thestar.com/1tJdIVI

Jul 25, 2014

Other than Shurman (obviously), I struggle to see any of these second residences as controversial. thestar.com/news/queenspar…

Jul 25, 2014

Commuting can be so exhausting and apparently MPPs need to conserve their energy. thestar.com/news/queenspar…

Maple Leafs sign goalie James Reimer to two-year contract

thestar.com — Goaltender James Reimer and the Maple Leafs have avoided arbitration with a new two-year contract. The Leafs confirmed the deal in a release Friday. Reimer, a restricted free agent, and the Leafs were scheduled to go to arbitration on Monday.
Jul 25, 2014

Maple Leafs sign goalie James Reimer to two-year contract on.thestar.com/UsBitf via @torontostar

Big Ideas from the city’s business leaders

thestar.com — President and CEO, Toronto Hydro Anthony Haines sees the Toronto of the future as a big, rechargeable battery. As chief executive of Toronto Hydro, he's paid to think about electricity, and he sees opportunities in the big, dense city. First, his company has wires that, most of the time, aren't running at full capacity.

Rocket fire targets Tel Aviv airport just as Air Canada flight due to land

thestar.com — An Air Canada flight from Toronto to Tel Aviv, Israel, was forced to circle above Ben Gurion International Airport after reports the airport was shelled by three rockets Friday. Al-Qassam Brigades, Hamas' military arm, confirmed via Twitter that it had fired three M75 missiles at the airport around 11:45 a.m.
Jul 25, 2014

Most-read story on thestar.com: Rocket fire targets Tel Aviv airport as Air Canada flight due to land thestar.com/news/gta/2014/…

Quietly amazing libraries

thestar.com — Over 18 years, Robert Dawson travelled across America documenting hundreds of public libraries, from the puny to the palatial. Some striking selections from The Public Library: A Photographic Essay.
Jul 25, 2014

Quietly amazing libraries thestar.com/news/insight/2… Lovely and amazing pics from The Public Library: A Photographic Essay

Jul 25, 2014

Quietly amazing libraries thestar.com/news/insight/2… via @torontostar - but nothing beats our @torontolibrary system!

Councillors about to be shielded from complaints

thestar.com — Over the era of Mayor Rob Ford, Toronto integrity commissioner Janet Leiper has been busy looking into complaints of misconduct by elected officials. She's about to get a break. Under a 2008 council policy, the city won't accept complaints against incumbent council members at election time.
Jul 25, 2014

Didn't know this until today: as of August, you can't complain to the integrity commissioner until post-election. on.thestar.com/1lEFEob

Live: City hall reporters Betsy Powell and Jennifer Pagliaro at Ford Fest

thestar.com — Toronto parks staff and bylaw enforcement officers will join hundreds, perhaps thousands of residents, for Ford Fest at Thomson Memorial Park in Scarborough on Friday. Mayor Rob Ford has once again invited the city to the annual Ford family picnic. Last year in September, thousands of people showed up to Centennial Park for one of two Ford Fests.
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