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NBA All-Star Game: Toronto Mayor John Tory OK with police response to any taxi strike

CBC.ca - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
Traditional Toronto taxis are heavily regulated but Uber - and in particular its ride-hailing app UberX - connects paying passengers with private cars that provide a taxi-like service for a fee.
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'Storm clouds ahead' for city budget balancing act

Toronto Star - ‎3 hours ago‎
Mayor John Tory, centre, and Councillor Pam McConnell, left, serve breakfast to. Toronto Star / Betsy Powell. Mayor John Tory, centre, and Councillor Pam McConnell, left, serve breakfast to children in a free-breakfast program at Thorncliffe Public School.
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Toronto mayor wants to wait on Uber injunction until new rules unveiled

MetroNews Canada - ‎Feb 3, 2016‎
At city council on Wednesday, Tory proposed an amendment to a motion that would order city lawyers to seek an injunction banning Uber, which in Toronto uses app-dispatched cabs, and UberX, where private citizens drive customers in their private vehicles.
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Council breaks with Mayor John Tory over internet regulation

Toronto Star - ‎Feb 4, 2016‎
Unlike Toronto and Ottawa, the City of Calgary submitted a 28-page letter defending the CRTC decision, saying it struck a “careful balance that advances multiple goals.
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More sprinklers could have prevented deaths at Toronto Community Housing apartment, fire official says

Toronto Star - ‎Feb 6, 2016‎
Because Neilson Hall Apartments isn't recognized under the law as a seniors' home, the building isn't subject to annual inspections by Toronto Fire Services. The last one occurred in 2013. TCH officials said the corporation conducts monthly tests on ...

Former Toronto mayor John Sewell opposes new mega-hospital site

CBC.ca - ‎Feb 3, 2016‎
Former Toronto mayor John Sewell voiced his concerns about the location chosen for the proposed $2-billion mega-hospital to an audience of about 120 people on Wednesday night.

Toronto police's $1B budget breakdown not made public, former mayor says

CBC.ca - ‎Feb 1, 2016‎
John Sewell, who served as mayor for two years and is now a member of the Toronto Police Accountability Coalition, requested a copy of this year's police budget but received only a five-page summary of the force's spending plans for 2016.
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Mayors blast 'pro-rape' men's meetings planned for Canadian cities

Globalnews.ca - ‎Feb 3, 2016‎
In Canada, meetings are planned for Calgary, Edmonton, Montreal, Ottawa, Surrey, Toronto, Vancouver, Victoria, Windsor and Winnipeg.

Former Toronto mayor pushing for urban hospital site in Windsor

Windsor Star - ‎Feb 2, 2016‎
The group opposed to the County Road 42 location for the new mega-hospital is bringing a former Toronto mayor to Windsor Wednesday and Thursday to help promote its call for a site in the urban core.
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Mayor makes his Super Bowl pick

Toronto Sun - ‎Feb 6, 2016‎
Here's what two high-profile Toronto athletes had to say about the Super Bowl ahead of Sunday's kickoff: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista: “Denver is the sentimental choice because it seems certain that Peyton Manning is going to retire.

Mayor Tory, transportation minister offer show of unity on SmartTrack and GO expansion

Toronto Star - ‎4 hours ago‎
The $8-billion SmartTrack plan proposes using the Kitchener and Stouffville GO lines to move Toronto commuters and connect to Markham and the airport corporate centre through Union Station.
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Cab drivers laud Brampton mayor's anti-Uber stance

Toronto Sun - ‎Jan 31, 2016‎
Taxi drivers in Toronto are applauding Brampton Mayor Linda Jeffrey for taking a stand against the ride-sharing company, Uber.
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Toronto Mayor John Tory says police 'trying to dissolve the uniform' with training

CBC.ca - ‎Jan 27, 2016‎
John Tory, mayor of Toronto on police training. Following the incident, former Supreme Court justice Frank Iacobucci put forward 84 recommendations for police in a report published in July 2014.
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Trudeau rings in Chinese New Year at Toronto Dragon Ball

CTV News - ‎Feb 6, 2016‎
He arrived with former Mississauga, Ont. mayor Hazel McCallion on his arm, joking she was a date "almost as hot" as his wife Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau.

Former Toronto Mayor in town for talks on city building, hospitals

CTV News - ‎Feb 1, 2016‎
Former Toronto Mayor John Sewell is in Windsor this week to deliver two talks on city building and the roles of hospitals in communities.
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John Tory heads to Ottawa to meet with fellow urban mayors

MetroNews Canada - ‎Feb 4, 2016‎
Mayor John Tory is in the capital as part of the Big City Mayors meeting with federal officials - including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
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Toronto councillor stops short of calling for Beyoncé ban in Canada

CityNews - ‎12 hours ago‎
Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani called it “outrageous” saying she “used it as a platform to attack police officers who are the people who protect her and protect us, and keep us alive.
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Support from mayors essential for any pipeline project: Hébert

Toronto Star - ‎Feb 4, 2016‎
EDMONTON—Kudos to Justin Trudeau and Alberta's Rachel Notley for taking the time to talk face-to-face about the province's economic challenges on Wednesday.

Toronto Mayor John Tory launches Black History Month Creative Writing Contest for youth

insideTORONTO.com - ‎Feb 1, 2016‎
To recognize Black History Month, Mayor John Tory is introducing the Mayor's Black History Month Creative Writing Contest, which is designed for youth to engage in Black history and the achievements and contributions made by the community in Toronto.
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