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Pot Dispensaries Saved My Son's Life: Mom To Toronto Mayor

Huffington Post Canada - ‎15 hours ago‎
Three years ago, Liam was prescribed marijuana oil, which has since saved his life. “If it had not been for the dispensary we found I am not even sure that Liam would be here today,” McKnight wrote in a powerful open letter to Toronto Mayor John Tory.
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Mayor John Tory defends scaled-back cycling plan

CBC.ca - ‎13 hours ago‎
Mayor John Tory is calling the cycling proposal coming to city council "historic," saying it will double the amount of funding that goes into new bike lanes over the next 10 years.
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Time for police to target bad cyclists

Toronto Sun - ‎8 hours ago‎
Mayor Rob Ford was rarely photographed on two wheels, but Mayor John Tory is now suddenly one of those progressive bicycle mayors, too. Wearing a lobby group, Cycle Toronto T-shirt, during a ride-your-bike-to-work photo op Monday, Tory said he plans ...
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Mayor John Tory urges 'sober' approach toward possible Expo 2025 bid

Toronto Star - ‎May 24, 2016‎
A high-profile push for Toronto to consider bidding to host Expo in 2025 appears to have kept the dream alive. After ex-mayors and an ex-premier joined Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam to make the case for a World's Fair bid, Mayor John Tory said he ...
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Calgary mayor apologizes to Wynne for 'childish' display in legislature

Toronto Star - ‎May 27, 2016‎
On Friday, Wynne was in Calgary meeting with Mayor Naheed Nenshi and local business leaders. She said opposition parties have a role to criticize, but that guests in her building are always treated with respect.
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Even politicians deserve family time

Toronto Sun - ‎May 28, 2016‎
The job of prime minister is extremely important, but nothing is more important than time with one's family. I commend Trudeau for making it a public priority.
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Toronto's mayor wrote an angry letter defending the Raptors because he misunderstood a poll

SB Nation - ‎May 17, 2016‎
The above is an open letter from the mayor of Toronto to CBS Sports chairman Sean McManus complaining that a poll they posted asking who would win the NBA championship listed the Warriors, Thunder, Cavaliers, and "other" as options.
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Search for High Park capybaras brings out the mayor

Toronto Sun - ‎May 25, 2016‎
But the mayor of Canada's largest city isn't sure he has the political pull with members of Toronto's wildlife community to elicit any useful tips on where the two escaped capybaras are hiding.
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Toronto Mayor John Tory and Executive Committee delay decision on size of council

insideTORONTO.com - ‎May 25, 2016‎
Mayor John Tory's Executive Committee has punted a report recommending new city council ward boundaries to October and asked its authors to show how council could remain the same size as now.
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Toronto should not rush into bid for Expo 2025: Editorial

Toronto Star - ‎May 26, 2016‎
Yet Mayor John Tory is quite right to adopt a cautious, show-me approach to this latest bid to bring an international event to Toronto. The idea is to persuade the Paris-based Bureau International des Expositions to award Toronto the right to host a ...
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Forget dispensaries, focus on armed drug dealers

Toronto Sun - ‎May 27, 2016‎
“(Toronto Mayor) John Tory knows perfectly well that shutting these dispensaries down will force countless medical marijuana users, many of them veterans, back into the arms of dealers,” said Russell Barth, known as the Angriest Pothead in Canada.

Arts and diversity are vital to the Toronto we've built: Knelman

Toronto Star - ‎May 27, 2016‎
Toronto Mayor John Tory, beaming with confidence and encouragement, noted that the recently elected mayor of the United Kingdom's capital had claimed London was the world's most diverse city, prompting the BBC to correct him.
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Toronto Mayor John Tory calls on Ottawa to curtail illegal gun smuggling

MetroNews Canada - ‎May 19, 2016‎
Toronto Mayor John Tory calls on Ottawa to curtail illegal gun smuggling. Tory suggested guns being smuggled north into Canada from the U.S.
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The Simple Reason Behind Toronto's Marijuana Dispensary Crackdown

Huffington Post Canada - ‎May 24, 2016‎
We recently learned that the mayor of Toronto, John Tory, sent a letter to the Licensing and Standards department asking them to "study and make recommendations" on regulating medicinal cannabis dispensaries in Toronto. This came just a day after Mayor ...

Toronto council committee wants to study the appointment of a nightlife czar

CBC.ca - ‎May 19, 2016‎
Move over, John Tory, Toronto may soon be getting a second mayor. The "night mayor" would keep the peace between nightclubs and the families who live near them.
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Sorry, Canadians just aren't so nice anymore

Toronto Star - ‎May 29, 2016‎
In 2010, against the expectations of all those with a sense of etiquette, the late Rob Ford was elected mayor of Toronto and spent much of the next few years crashing about the city, into tiny, older female councillors and offending cultured ...

Toronto looks to appoint a Night Mayor

Mixmag - ‎May 20, 2016‎
Councilman Paul Ainslie has proposed to appoint a Night Mayor for Toronto, Canada. The city's economic development committee voted on Tuesday to bring on a Night Mayor Ambassador Program that will enroll a head liaison between the community's ...

Toronto trails Vancouver in regulating pot shops

Toronto Star - ‎May 27, 2016‎
Toronto Mayor John Tory has talked about following Vancouver's lead on medical marijuana shops - a model that does not include police raids with smashed doors and serious criminal charges for dispensary staff.

Toronto police stations had about $16K worth of goods stolen over past 5 years

Toronto Star - ‎12 hours ago‎
The thefts came as no surprise to John Sewell, a former Toronto mayor and head of the Toronto Police Accountability Coalition.

Landlord licensing passes first major hurdle at city hall

Toronto Star - ‎May 19, 2016‎
The push to license landlords of the city's apartment buildings is now in council's hands, despite what some called an attempt to delay the issue by Mayor John Tory's office. On Thursday, the licensing and standards committee voted unanimously to ask ...
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