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Marcus Gee

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Voters face three poor options when it comes to Hydro One
What Ontarians need is an intelligent plan to bring some sense to what should be a straightforward enterprise

By MARCUS GEE
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 – Page A5

-- Doug Ford supporters held a little protest Tuesday morning outside the annual general meeting of Hydro One, the giant Ontario power utility. They chanted slogans and waved handmade signs. Then...  FULL STORY 

Power failure: No party in Ontario's election has a plan to fix Hydro One
By MARCUS GEE
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 – Page A1

-- Doug Ford supporters held a little protest Tuesday morning outside the annual general meeting of Hydro One, the giant Ontario power utility. They chanted slogans and waved handmade signs. Then...  FULL STORY 

When it comes to proposed Hydro One solutions, voters must choose between three poor options
What Ontarians need is an intelligent plan to bring some sense to what should be a straightforward enterprise

By Marcus Gee
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

What Ontarians need is an intelligent plan to bring some sense to what should be a straightforward enterprise  FULL STORY 

Tory Leader's plan for Toronto transit doesn't add up
By Marcus Gee
Friday, May 11, 2018 – Page A12

-- Many strap-hangers will like the sound of Doug Ford's transit plan. The Progressive Conservative Leader says that if he becomes premier after the June 7 election he will spend $5-billion more...  FULL STORY 

Ford’s plan for Toronto transit doesn’t add up
Some of what the PC Leader is proposing is already being done, while the rest of it doesn’t make sense

By Marcus Gee
Thursday, May 10, 2018

Some of what the PC Leader is proposing is already being done, while the rest of it doesn’t make sense  FULL STORY 

What on Earth is the responsible Ontario voter to do?
Ontarians face a choice between the devil they know, an ill-informed blowhard and an unimpressive politician

By Marcus Gee
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 – Page A12

-- Pity the voters of Ontario.They are to cast their ballots in a provincial election on June 7. Campaigning is to begin officially on Wednesday. The options before them are abysmal.  FULL STORY 

What on earth is the responsible Ontario voter to do?
Voters find themselves with a choice between the devil they know, an ill-informed blowhard and a politician who has failed to impress

By Marcus Gee
Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Voters find themselves with a choice between the devil they know, an ill-informed blowhard and a politician who has failed to impress  FULL STORY 

Wynne is right: Ford is just a Canadian Trump
By Marcus Gee
Friday, May 4, 2018 – Page A10

-- When Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne said recently that Doug Ford was like Donald Trump, critics called it a desperate ploy to discredit her rival before next month's Ontario election. Maybe it...  FULL STORY 

Wynne is right: Ford is just a Canadian Trump
By Marcus Gee
Thursday, May 3, 2018 – Page A10

-- When Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne said recently that Doug Ford was like Donald Trump, critics called it a desperate ploy to discredit her rival before next month's Ontario election. Maybe it...  FULL STORY 

Wynne is right: Ford is our Trump
The similarities between the thin-skinned, big-talking businessmen are too numerous to ignore

By Marcus Gee
Wednesday, May 2, 2018

The similarities between the thin-skinned, big-talking businessmen are too numerous to ignore  FULL STORY 

Another great migration is under way: Black Americans are leaving big cities for the suburbs
Generations ago, Chicago was a Midwestern haven for black Southerners seeking a better life. Now, with crime rampant in the South Side and jobs scarce, thousands are fleeing the other way. Marcus Gee looks at what they're leaving behind

By Marcus Gee
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 – Page A10

CHICAGO -- Aubry Crain is from a rough part of Chicago's South Side, the kind of place where ''if you hear a balloon pop, you duck.'' She says her nephew was gunned down in the street one winter day, his...  FULL STORY 

Another great migration is under way: Black Americans are leaving big cities for the suburbs
Generations ago, Chicago was a Midwestern haven for black Southerners seeking a better life. Now, with crime rampant in the South Side and jobs scarce, thousands are fleeing the other way. Marcus Gee looks at what they’re leaving behind

By Marcus Gee
Sunday, April 29, 2018

Generations ago, Chicago was a Midwestern haven for black Southerners seeking a better life. Now, with crime rampant in the South Side and jobs scarce, thousands are fleeing the other way. Marcus...  FULL STORY 

Three good – and important – takeaways from the awful Toronto van attack
The Monday atrocity revealed a city blessed with individual spirit, leadership and good fortune

By Marcus Gee
Friday, April 27, 2018

The Monday atrocity revealed a city blessed with individual spirit, leadership and good fortune  FULL STORY 

Let's not turn the city into a fortress
By Marcus Gee
Thursday, April 26, 2018 – Page A11

-- Shortly after the van attack in north Toronto this week, authorities placed big concrete barriers outside the Union Station transit hub downtown. A sensible precaution in the circumstances, you...  FULL STORY 

Let’s not turn Toronto into a fortress
The last thing Toronto should do in response to Monday’s van attack is surrender to fear

By Marcus Gee
Wednesday, April 25, 2018

The last thing Toronto should do in response to Monday’s van attack is surrender to fear  FULL STORY 

A diverse community pulling together is in North York's DNA
Stricken but determined not to succumb to fear, the residents of the Toronto neighbourhood salute the virtues and strengths of their thriving community

By Marcus Gee
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 – Page A11

-- Aflorist offered free flowers for mourners to leave at a memorial wall. A family gave out bottles of water to passersby. A community group organized a vigil and walk. Christians and Muslims stood...  FULL STORY 

The Cop Who Didn’t Shoot responds to deadly attack with calm, discipline and determination
The officer’s actions are an example to police around North America on how to defuse a threat from a disturbed person without taking a life

By Marcus Gee
Tuesday, April 24, 2018

The officer’s actions are an example to police around North America on how to defuse a threat from a disturbed person without taking a life  FULL STORY 

A diverse community pulling together is in North York’s DNA
Stricken but determined not to succumb to fear, the residents of the Toronto neighbourhood make up a booming city within a city

By Marcus Gee
Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Stricken but determined not to succumb to fear, the residents of the Toronto neighbourhood make up a booming city within a city  FULL STORY 

Attack was a profound shock to the city
Whatever the motive, the effect was an afternoon of chaos and terror

By Marcus Gee
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 – Page A11

-- Shortly after the attack on Toronto's Yonge Street, a television camera caught the scene at the corner of Yonge and Finch.A group of bystanders stood behind a cordon of yellow police tape. No...  FULL STORY 

The lesson from the van attack: Toronto is strong enough to heal
Whatever the motive, the effect was an afternoon of chaos and terror

By Marcus Gee
Monday, April 23, 2018

Whatever the motive, the effect was an afternoon of chaos and terror  FULL STORY 

Let's not squander the chance to build density
By Marcus Gee
Saturday, April 21, 2018 – Page A16

-- One of the great mysteries about Toronto is why so little has been built along the Bloor-Danforth subway line.The line opened in 1966, with extensions in 1968 and 1980. Toronto has seen immense...  FULL STORY 

Let’s not squander the chance to build density on the Bloor-Danforth subway line
Toronto sees a whittling-down of development ideas any time they are proposed, but the city’s east-west subway line deserves better

By Marcus Gee
Friday, April 20, 2018

Toronto sees a whittling-down of development ideas any time they are proposed, but the city’s east-west subway line deserves better  FULL STORY 

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