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Toronto Star - Opinion

Gender-based violence is the most extreme expression of inequality in our society -- As we mark the 30th anniversary of the Montreal Massacre, it is time to assess the level of gender-based violence in our society and to recommit to action to end it by demanding full equality, for all women.

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Editorials | The Star's View

6 months ago

Hockey's culture shift is long overdue - 'Something seismic is happening in the world of hockey, a shifting of tectonic plates, a phenomenon slow in the building, then sudden in its force.'

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Throne speech provides the first steps to governing -- 'Canada has achieved progress under minority governments in the past. There's no good reason that can't happen again.'

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Toronto can no longer get by on the cheap -- Toronto Mayor John Tory has finally stepped up and proposed a significant increase in taxes to help pay for the needs of a growing city.

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There's no need to delay photo radar tickets in school zones -- Toronto drivers don't need 90 days notice before issuing photo radar tickets in school and safety zones — they've been allowed to flout speed laws for too long already.

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Ottawa and the world must speak louder for imprisoned Canadians -- Canada's allies must stand up to China for the release of two Canadians who are being arbitrarily detained in retaliation for the arrest of Meng Wanzhou.

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Liberals should lower cellphone bills -- Canadians deserve a better deal than they've been getting on cellphone bills.

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Thomas Walkom: New bill aims to hide animal abuse on farms -- Bill 156 would criminalize the practice of entering a farm or slaughterhouse "under false pretenses." This would prevent whistleblowers and journalists from taking jobs in processing facilities or factory farms in order to investigate them.

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Rosie DiManno: In dishing about Trump, Justin Trudeau channels his inner mean girl -- The sniping and insults have been a recurring theme between U.S. President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, writes Rosie DiManno.

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Bob Hepburn: The sad, weak lineup for Andrew Scheer's job -- Federal Conservative leader Andrew Scheer faces a leadership review at the party's regular convention in April but there is no heir-apparent. Indeed, the lineup of potential contenders is uninspiring.

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Shree Paradkar: Intentions in racism don't matter. Impact does -- The tension between intention and outcome is coming into sharp focus between the Peel District School Board and Black communities over the board's handling of anti-Black racism allegations.

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Rosie DiManno: Toronto's winter 'Shelter Bus' for the homeless is as sensible as it is kind -- With the introduction of the "Shelter Bus," Toronto is just a little bit kinder today, writes Rosie DiManno.

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Emma Teitel: Should 'chair girl' be worried about partying so much before her sentencing? -- She pleaded guilty to endangering life by throwing a chair off a highrise balcony, but that hasn't stopped her from living the high life.

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Heather Mallick: Best books of 2019, part 1 -- Choosing the best non-fiction books of 2019 was chaotic, very much like the year itself. So don't read these all at once. In 2020, take your time. Next week: art and (mostly) fiction.

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Royson James: John Tory's tax hike should serve as a lesson for Toronto voters -- John Tory made the right decision to raise taxes. But there is no joy in how we got here, writes Royson James.

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Tony Burman: NATO survives to fight another day — but will that fight be with Trump? -- A fractious summit could have been worse, but it's becoming clear that, even after Trump, the closeness and consistency of the past 70 years between Europe and the United States cannot be recaptured.

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Kevin Huang: Let's use the term 'China' with care — aware of Canada's history and its racism -- Community organizer Kevin Huang say the blanket term "China" conflates a range of languages, cultural groups, histories and experiences with the modern nation and its government.

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Jan Reimer: I was Edmonton's first female mayor when the Montreal massacre happened. The violence was not random -- This week's guest editor is Jan Reimer, now the executive director of the Alberta Council of Women's Shelters, where the data shows that three decades after 14 women were murdered at École Polytechnique in Montreal, violence against women remains a very real issue.

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The Big Debate

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Should Ontario lift its ban on pit bulls? -- Ontario's pit bull ban has been in the news again as the provincial legislature is considering whether to allow pit bulls in the province. Cheri DiNovo, a former Toronto MPP, argues the ban was always flawed, while safety advocate Mia Johnson says the breed is too dangerous not to be banned.

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Is a city charter the best way forward for Toronto? -- How much authority should Toronto, and other Ontario cities, have to run their own affairs without interference from the province?

10 days ago

Can Catholic schools balance human rights and religion? -- Publicly funding Catholic education has been controversial in Canada for generations. Recent events in Toronto surrounding the Catholic board and the rights of gender identity and expression raised emotions and created headlines.

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Should vaping products be regulated the same as cigarettes? -- Vaping is no stranger to controversy and governments are grappling with how to treat the product. Tobacco researcher Robert Schwartz argues strict measures are needed to protect the public, while tobacco executive Peter J. Luongo says vaping products are different and require different laws.

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Should Meghan Murphy have been allowed to speak at the Toronto Public Library? -- Feminist Meghan Murphy gave a speech last week at a branch of the Toronto Public Library on the topic "Gender identity: What does it mean for society, the law and women?" Her speech was strongly opposed by various groups because of Murphy's well known views on the rights of trans people.

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Does the West have a case for separation? -- Last week's federal election results revealed regional divides in Canada, including discontent in Western Canada and renewed calls for separation for Alberta and now Saskatchewan.

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Theo Moudakis: Climate Timbit

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Theo Moudakis: NATO laughs

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Theo Moudakis: A Scheer Christmas

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Theo Moudakis: Unity man

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Michael De Adder: The funeral

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Patrick Corrigan: Hockey's shame

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Defending human rights the goal of journalism - Reading the 1948 Universal declaration never fails to remind me of why journalism matters.

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Journalism and the dilemma of strategic silence - Journalism must never stop shining its light in dark places. But sometimes, the greater good may indeed call for strategic silence.

7 days ago

How to ensure corrections reach a broad readership in the digital age -- Correcting mistakes prominently is integral to journalists earning the trust of readers. To do this in the digital age requires new tools.

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Toronto Star columnists have the right to offend you -- Many in the newsroom and elsewhere in the Star may disagree with some views expressed by columnists. But we agree on their right to express those views, however disagreeable we may personally view them.

7 days ago

Digital Democracy Project shows Canada is becoming more polarized, less tolerant -- These days, growing evidence suggests, rather than talking to one another across our nation, so many are just interacting with those who share their partisan views — or tuning out all together.

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Fluorescent arm bands are good, but lowering speeds would save more lives

7 days ago

Many Canadians are refusing to visit the U.S. as long as Donald Trump is president

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Does Mike Babcock or Kyle Dubas deserve the most blame for Leaf woes?

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Fans and foes of Doug Ford's cancellation of energy projects

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Western alienation is real and entirely understandable

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