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Marcus Gee

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Hold off on cheering Toronto's big transit news
Questions still swirl around latest plan to build out the city's subway network

By MARCUS GEE
Thursday, October 17, 2019 – Page A8

-- Happy talk filled the airwaves when the news broke that city hall had reached an agreement with Queen's Park on a grand new transit plan for Toronto. Mayor John Tory said that the city had beaten...  FULL STORY 

Hold off on cheering Torontoís big transit news
The early signs of the Ontario Line project are promising, but questions still swirl around the latest plan to build out the cityís subway network

By Marcus Gee
Wednesday, October 16, 2019

The early signs of the Ontario Line project are promising, but questions still swirl around the latest plan to build out the cityís subway network  FULL STORY 

Don't write the obituary for populism just yet
Voters are more susceptible than you might think, and this election isn't helping

By Marcus Gee
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 – Page A12

-- Those who worry that the angry populism sweeping democracies around the world will take root in Canada might be feeling reassured by what they see in this federal election campaign.  FULL STORY 

Donít write the obituary for populism in Canada just yet
Voters are more susceptible than you might think, and this election isnít helping

By Marcus Gee
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Voters are more susceptible than you might think, and this election isnít helping  FULL STORY 

Soufi's saga shows the peril of letting politics get heated
Incident involving Syrian restaurateurs' son demonstrates how easily debate can devolve into hate

By Marcus Gee
Saturday, October 12, 2019 – Page A18

-- The safe arrival of several thousand migrants from war-riven Syria is one of the better chapters in Toronto's recent history. Most Torontonians welcomed them warmly.Many formed sponsorship groups...  FULL STORY 

The story of Torontoís Syrian restaurant Soufiís shows what can happen when our politics get overheated
The Al-Soufi family was overwhelmed by hateful messages and threats and said they were closing the restaurant to protect the security of family and staff

By Marcus Gee
Friday, October 11, 2019

The Al-Soufi family was overwhelmed by hateful messages and threats and said they were closing the restaurant to protect the security of family and staff  FULL STORY 

Billions of birds are in trouble, and so are we
Easy changes can keep our feathered friends from disappearing

By Marcus Gee
Saturday, October 5, 2019 – Page A16

-- ''The skies are emptying out.'' So began a report in The New York Times last month.The Times was writing about a new study on the bird population of the United States and Canada. It found that...  FULL STORY 

Each of us can act to help reverse the staggering decline in birds in North America
Halting the decline in bird populations will be tough, but not impossible

By Marcus Gee
Friday, October 4, 2019

Halting the decline in bird populations will be tough, but not impossible  FULL STORY 

Let's crack down on drivers who bolt by streetcars
It's time to use cameras to catch those who dash by exiting riders and endanger lives

By Marcus Gee
Saturday, September 28, 2019 – Page A16

-- Anyone who rides Toronto's streetcars has seen it happen. The streetcar slows to a halt and the doors open. Just as people are getting out or stepping off the curb to get on, a car bolts past...  FULL STORY 

Letís crack down on drivers who bolt by streetcars as passengers begin to exit
Itís time to use cameras to catch those who dash by and endanger lives

By Marcus Gee
Friday, September 27, 2019

Itís time to use cameras to catch those who dash by and endanger lives  FULL STORY 

The city is right to contest Ford's council cut
Even if it was legal, his decision trampled on the democratic rights of urban centres

By Marcus Gee
Saturday, September 21, 2019 – Page A16

-- Ontario's highest court says that the provincial government was within its rights to cut the size of Toronto City Council in the midst of an election campaign. According to the Ontario Court...  FULL STORY 

Toronto is right to contest Fordís council cut
Even it was legal, his decision trampled on the democratic rights of cities

By Marcus Gee
Friday, September 20, 2019

Even it was legal, his decision trampled on the democratic rights of cities   FULL STORY 

Why I love Mount Pleasant, 'the cem' of the city
For the city's great and good, the cemetery is a place of rest, but for me, it was a land of boyhood adventure and natural wonders

By Marcus Gee
Friday, September 20, 2019 – Page A14

-- One of my favourite Toronto places is a graveyard.Mount Pleasant Cemetery is a park, arboretum, bird sanctuary and museum rolled into one.The least gloomy place imaginable, it throws open its...  FULL STORY 

Paths of glory lead but to the grave: Why I love Mount Pleasant, Ďthe cemí of Toronto
For the cityís great and good, Mount Pleasant is a place of rest. For me, it was a land of boyhood adventure whose natural wonders I still enjoy

By Marcus Gee
Wednesday, September 18, 2019

For the cityís great and good, Mount Pleasant is a place of rest. For me, it was a land of boyhood adventure whose natural wonders I still enjoy  FULL STORY 

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