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Former mayor Rob Ford had  been battling cancer since late 2014.  (Courtesy of Flickr)

Councillor Rob Ford has died

Former mayor Rob Ford has died at the age of 46 after a long battle with a rare form of cancer. Ford’s office released a statement around 11 a.m. today. “With heavy hearts and profound sadness the Ford family announces the passing of their beloved son, brother and husband, and father,” said the statement, The family is asking that citizens respect their […]

by Ramisha Farooq· · News, Off Campus
A Beck Taxi cab waits on Queen St. in Toronto in October 2006. (Tom Purves / Creative Commons

Licensing committee rejects recommendations to regulate Uber

Taxi drivers and Uber supporters filled Toronto City Hall Tuesday as officials met to discuss regulations for the ride-hailing app, Uber. The Municipal Licensing and Standards committee voted to adopt some of the recommendations from a licensing staff report, including reducing Toronto’s base rate for cab fares from $4.25 to $3.25 in a bid to allow taxis to compete with Uber. But the committee rejected […]

by Kascha Cassaday· · News, Off Campus
In this Jan. 30, 2014 file photo, Olivia Chow speaks at Ryerson University. (Cosette Schulz/Ryersonian Staff)

Infographic: Visible Minorities in Toronto City Hall

This week, The Ryersonian ran an editorial about Olivia Chow as the only visible minority among the front-runners in the Toronto mayoral race. Although Chow is not currently involved in Toronto municipal politics, her candidacy brings forth the issue about representation in both Toronto city hall and city halls around Canada. The following infographic shows how many city councillors are visible minorities:

by Alexa Huffman· · News, Off Campus
Mayor Rob Ford's notoriety has spread across Canada.

Rob Ford wrap-up: a month of mayor madness

It’s been an insane month at city hall. We take a look back at the key moments of the “crack video” scandal that focused the world’s attention on Toronto. Edited by: Peter Lozinski Video by: Arman Aghbali, Michael Duncan, Peter Lozinski Additional reporting by: Jean Ko Din

by Peter Lozinski· · News, Off Campus
Mayor Rob Ford's notoriety has spread across Canada.

Federal cabinet minister Jason Kenney says Ford “embarrassed” city and should step aside

Federal employment minister Jason Kenney said Tuesday that Mayor Rob Ford should step down. He said that Ford “has brought dishonour to public office and the office of mayor and his city,” and that he “should step aside and stop dragging the City of Toronto through this terrible embarrassment.” At city hall, deputy mayor Norm Kelly took on some of […]

by Peter Lozinski· · News, Off Campus
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