Doug Ford’s new laws no help for Toronto’s housing woes

Doug Ford’s new laws no help for Toronto’s housing woes

So tell us, Steve Clark, why is it that Mayor John Tory deserves undemocratic powers to pass legislation at Toronto city hall with the support of just one-third of city councillors? “John Tory won a citywide mandate with over 342,000 votes — 36,000 more votes than every city councillor combined,” the Minister of Municipal Affairs … Read more

Toronto’s affordable housing program set to break ground

Toronto’s affordable housing program set to break ground

After delays of up to two and a half years, Toronto could break ground on three developments from its Housing Now affordable rental program by next summer, according to a new report, while the shifting tides of the development market, including rising interest rates, loom large. The three sites — at 50 Wilson Heights Blvd, … Read more

Details missing in Vancouver mayor’s pledge to hire 100 police officers, nurses – BC

Details missing in Vancouver mayor’s pledge to hire 100 police officers, nurses – BC

It appears new Vancouver Mayor Ken Sim’s plan to hire 100 new police officers and 100 new mental health nurses on “day one” will take a little longer than planned. The pledge was one of ABC Vancouver’s earliest and most central campaign promises, in a municipal election dominated by the public safety issue. The plan … Read more

Three ways John Tory can fix Toronto’s money woes

Three ways John Tory can fix Toronto’s money woes

The big number $2.3 billion the amount John Tory is requesting in bailout funds from the provincial and federal governments to fill Toronto’s 2022 budget deficit and the 2023 projected budget gap. After sweeping to re-election last month, Tuesday marks John Tory’s first official day in his third term as mayor of Toronto. As first … Read more

Thousands demand return of free early London travel for over-60s

Thousands demand return of free early London travel for over-60s

The benefit – which is given to about 1.3m people over 60 – was suspended soon after the start of the pandemic in June 2020 for weekday journeys before 9am, primarily to ensure public transport was kept free for key workers. But the mayor is due to decide by the end of the year whether … Read more

Police search for man who allegedly spat on victim in downtown Toronto – Toronto

Police search for man who allegedly spat on victim in downtown Toronto – Toronto

Police in Toronto are appealing for witnesses after a man allegedly spat on and head-butted someone in front of city hall. Toronto police said the incident was reported in Nathan Phillips Square on Oct. 22 around 5:05 p.m. It is alleged a man became involved in an argument during which he head-butted, spat on and … Read more

Ex-NYC buildings boss Eric Ulrich spent $40K at eateries with links to mobsters

Ex-NYC buildings boss Eric Ulrich spent K at eateries with links to mobsters

Former Buildings Commissioner and onetime political candidate Eric Ulrich spent nearly $40,000 in campaign funds at several food businesses with past reported links to mobsters, a review of records shows. Ulrich resigned this week when it surfaced he is under investigation by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office after having racked up unpaid debts at mob-controlled … Read more

Protesters continue to interrupt L.A. City Council in bid to force resignations of de León, Cedillo

Protesters continue to interrupt L.A. City Council in bid to force resignations of de León, Cedillo

LOS ANGELES (KABC) — Protesters again interrupted the Los Angeles City Council meeting on Wednesday in their efforts to force two members to resign. Activists have been demanding the resignation of members Kevin de León and Gil Cedillo after audio was leaked of them participating in a conversation in which racist remarks were made in … Read more

Is it time Toronto flipped the script on traffic, housing woes?

Is it time Toronto flipped the script on traffic, housing woes?

It’s a news story that sounds like the set-up for a joke your cranky uncle would crack about abstract art: “A painting by abstract Dutch artist Piet Mondrian has been hanging upside down in various museums since it was first put on display 75 years ago, an art historian has found,” a story in the … Read more

Bass, Caruso discuss antisemitism, City Hall scandal in latest mayor forum – CBS Los Angeles

Bass, Caruso discuss antisemitism, City Hall scandal in latest mayor forum – CBS Los Angeles

Bass, Caruso discuss antisemitism, City Hall scandal in latest mayor forum  CBS Los Angeles LA mayors race: Karen Bass calls Rick Caruso a ‘con’ over millions spent on campaign  KABC-TV LA Mayor Race: Campaign in final stretch between Karen Bass, Rick Caruso  FOX 11 Los Angeles View Full Coverage on Google News