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Source: The Guradian

Doug Ford reveals Canadian right's disdain for constitutional norms

Monday 12:39 GMT

This summer, in the midst of a Toronto municipal election, Ontario’s rightwing premier, Doug Ford, brazenly introduced legislation to halve the number of councillors in the country’s largest city – effectively gerrymandering its wards to reduce the number of progressive voices at city hall.

One of the key lessons of the Trump era is how easily institutions previously taken for granted can buckle when norms and conventions are tossed aside.

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Source: CTV

Toronto breaks annual homicide record, on pace to exceed 100 in 2018

Tuesday 12:41 GMT

A shooting that took place at a community housing complex in Toronto Sunday is being investigated as the city’s 90th homicide of the year.

While 2018 has the highest number of homicides on record in Toronto, it is not the year with the city’s highest homicide rate.

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Source: Global News

VanVleet, Green, Ibaka lead Toronto Raptors to 122-83 rout of Chicago Bulls

Monday 16:20 GMT

VanVleet scored 18 points, Danny Green added 17 and Serge Ibaka had 16 points and four blocks, sending the short-handed Raptors to a 122-83 rout of the Chicago Bulls that snapped their three-game losing streak.

With Kawhi Leonard sitting out, Toronto Raptors coach Nick Nurse inserted Fred VanVleet into the starting lineup Saturday night, hoping it would snap the reserve guard out of a recent funk.

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Source: Global News

Jays add pitching depth trading infielder Aledmys Diaz to Houston Astros

Sunday 20:54 GMT

The Toronto Blue Jays traded utility infielder Aledmys Diaz to the Houston Astros on Saturday for starting pitcher Trent Thornton.

Devon Travis is the incumbent at second base, Tulowitzki has made it clear he expects to start at short, and Brandon Drury is at the top of the Blue Jays’ depth chart at third base. 1993 Toronto Blue Jays reunite for 25th anniversary of World Series win. However, Lourdes Gurriel Jr., had a breakout year in Tulowitzki’s absence, while Yangervis Solarte and Richard Urena split time at third last season.

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Source: Global News

St. Michael’s College launching third-party investigation amid Toronto police probe

Tuesday 00:35 GMT

A prestigious Toronto private school at the centre of a police probe into allegations of assault and sexual assault says it has sent another video to investigators.

Toronto police investigating alleged group assault at St. Michael’s College. Toronto police sources say the incident under police investigation involved a group of students on the football team pinning down another student and allegedly sexually assaulting him with a broom handle.

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Source: Global News

Unplugged: Why these people deleted social media and prefer life offline

Sunday 17:15 GMT

The 30-year-old Toronto resident made an account on the social media app and started browsing the profiles of local tattoo parlours.

“If you’re a person sitting on social media and think, ‘Wow, my friends look so happy, and I’m struggling’ … it creates social comparison and it can affect your self-esteem.” “It creates a sense of disconnect with our psychological well-being because we see everybody else post their best pictures, their best life,” he said.

“Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets...” ― Napoléon Bonaparte