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York University reaches tentative deal with with union

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By Jacob Wilson-Hajdu York University reached a tentative agreement with CUPE 3903 on Sunday after a long, stressful strike that had many students up in the air with finals around the corner. “Pretty much it has just been... More

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Wynne Leaves Out Half the Victims of Violence?

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New Toronto billboard campaign highlights gays and lesbians, fathers and their children, endangered by public policy built on ideology not facts Premier Kathleen Wynne’s violence against women initiative reinforces sexist stereotypes that ignore violence against men, gays and... More

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Load It Up In The Spotlight!!!

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I recently had the privilege to ask musician Cody Labombard a few questions about his upbeat, bittersweet, roaring new single ‘In the Spotlight’, and his upcoming album ‘Load It Up!!!’. Here’s how it went: SWEPT: How long have... More

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Whale of a Tale

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The people gathered around a fire as people always do on a still night between hot golden days in June.  Wooded hills stretched over them, and beyond the fire a dazed stretch of sand wandered into a river:... More

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Write Me a Love Story

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Write Me a Love Story by Anthony J.S. Leclair Thursday, August 1, 2013.      There’s a thickness in the air. I can taste it. A tumult. They are coming. My success, my fame…I am nothing but a... More

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Whose Country is This? The Beautiful Tyranny of the Canadian...

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by Xander Seguin “Whose body is this?” asked Sue Rodriquez in the early 90s. Diagnosed with ALS and doomed to waste away into nothingness, she pleaded wide-eyed through a CBC camera lens and at an entire nation. The... More

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Here & There – Toronto Street Art

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This past week, I decided to take a stroll along Dundas, and photograph the many strange, and spectacular pieces of street art that are about. The alleys of Toronto may very well be dangerous, but they happen also... More

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Wedding Speech Notes…SMILE

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SMILE When you are the mother of two spirited daughters you almost get to take part in a Skinnerian psychology test. You watch common environmental situations and diverse responses. Sometimes you shake your head, sometimes you quake in... More

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Old Wendigo gets along-In the streets alone he scratches a living With raccoons he talks and takes desperate dinners in the alleys behind restaurants Like an old man smokes old cigarettes and watches the sad piss of vagrants... More

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Outrage as Pope John Paul II Day Becomes Federal Law With Ze...

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TORONTO, ONTARIO – (January 15, 2015) The divisive former head of Europe’s last absolute monarchy, Pope John Paul II, has been awarded an honour reserved for a select few. The Canadian Secular Alliance (CSA) is shocked Bill C-266,... More

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Heinous Attack on Charlie Hebdo

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In September 2005, the above twelve Danish cartoons were published, causing widespread controversy over portraying the prophet Muhammad. The outrage, and religious fervour in response led to many protests, countless death threats, a clear attack on the foundation... More