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Globe Columnists Friday, Nov. 24, 2017
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Marcus Gee

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Removing cops from schools is latest bonehead move by TDSB in the name of equity
By expelling cops from schools, the TDSB has as much as accepted the activist view that the police are a kind of occupying force in many of the communities where they work and that their very presence makes people feel intimidated

By MARCUS GEE
Thursday, November 23, 2017

By expelling cops from schools, the TDSB has as much as accepted the activist view that the police are a kind of occupying force in many of the communities where they work and that their very...  FULL STORY 

How Byford brought Toronto's tired transit system back on track
By MARCUS GEE
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 – Page A5

-- When Andy Byford took over at the Toronto Transit Commission in 2012, Canada's biggest public transit system was in a sorry state.Decades of underinvestment and uninspiring leadership had left...  FULL STORY 

Andy Byford shows how effective leadership is the better way for the TTC
The outgoing TTC head put service back on track with clear goals, hands-on style – and by being a subway rider himself

By MARCUS GEE
Tuesday, November 21, 2017

The outgoing TTC head put service back on track with clear goals, hands-on style – and by being a subway rider himself  FULL STORY 

Cities should loosen grip on tight Airbnb regulations
The short-term rental world critics paint is a far cry from the services' realities

By MARCUS GEE
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 – Page A12

-- Airbnb and services like it are a great innovation. Homeowners get to earn some money by renting out spare space. Visitors get to stay in a place that has more character than a hotel room, with...  FULL STORY 

Cities should think hard before tightening Airbnb rules
Advocates say that the rules will help fix a big problem: a shortage of affordable rental housing. There is scant evidence for that

By MARCUS GEE
Monday, November 20, 2017

Advocates say that the rules will help fix a big problem: a shortage of affordable rental housing. There is scant evidence for that  FULL STORY 

City's open road gives commuters a smooth ride
By MARCUS GEE
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 – Page A6

-- Rush hour on Toronto's King streetcar is usually hell on steel wheels. The packed streetcars that travel the city's busiest aboveground public transit route trundle along at the pace of a Victorian...  FULL STORY 

King Street pilot project: Toronto finally finds the courage to address its commuting mess
The city is coming to understand that cities that want to avoid strangling on their own growth have to change how they move people around

By MARCUS GEE
Monday, November 13, 2017

The city is coming to understand that cities that want to avoid strangling on their own growth have to change how they move people around  FULL STORY 

Lawyers should be held to standards - not beliefs
By MARCUS GEE
Saturday, November 11, 2017 – Page M1

-- Ontario lawyers recently got an e-mail from the Law Society of Upper Canada reminding them of a new policy. It requires them to write a statement of principles acknowledging their obligation...  FULL STORY 

Lawyers should be held to standards – not beliefs
Requiring legal professionals to adhere to specific principles may be well-intentioned, but is a sure way to crush dissent – something democracy thrives on

By MARCUS GEE
Friday, November 10, 2017

Requiring legal professionals to adhere to specific principles may be well-intentioned, but is a sure way to crush dissent – something democracy thrives on  FULL STORY 

The jokes about Scarborough just aren’t fair
Bruce Kidd urges Torontonians – especially downtowners and left-leaning councillors – to rethink a dynamic part of the city

By MARCUS GEE
Saturday, November 4, 2017

Bruce Kidd urges Torontonians – especially downtowners and left-leaning councillors – to rethink a dynamic part of the city  FULL STORY 

The jokes about Scarborough just aren't fair
Bruce Kidd urges Torontonians - especially downtowners and left-leaning councillors - to rethink a dynamic part of the city

By MARCUS GEE
Saturday, November 4, 2017 – Page M2

-- Bruce Kidd was riding the elevator at City Hall not long ago. A group of reporters who didn't know who he was were making jokes at the expense of Scarborough - what a vast, trackless wasteland...  FULL STORY 

MEET THE DEPUTANTS
By MARCUS GEE
Saturday, October 28, 2017 – Page M1

-- It's the end of a long day for the executive committee of Toronto city council. Mayor John Tory and his hand-picked group of councillors have been sitting since 9:30 in the morning. It is now...  FULL STORY 

Meet Toronto’s deputants, a little band of oddballs and obsessives who help keep politicians honest
More than 2,000 people are registered to get five minutes to tell political big wigs what’s on their mind

By MARCUS GEE
Friday, October 27, 2017

More than 2,000 people are registered to get five minutes to tell political big wigs what’s on their mind  FULL STORY 

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