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April 8
Vaughan News

Library/YMCA to Form Centrepiece of Vaughan's New Downtown (

Vaughan supplying animal control to King Township (

Woodbridge woman sharing business expertise in Tanzania (

York Region News

Some York Region politicians open to ranked ballot concept (

Philpott promotes healthy side of federal budget (

Newmarket set to play ball on ‘exciting’ strategy (

Aurora expands compost program in bid to trim waste (

GTA News

City prepares for second day of Uber legalization meetings (

Toronto has ‘caved to Uber’ with proposed new rules, councillor says (

Talk of pulling out of Peel Region puts ally mayors at odds (

Brampton monster home owner suing city for $20M (

Doug Ford ‘perfectly entitled’ to seek byelection nomination, says PC leader (

How High Park became Toronto’s “country” sanctuary (

Pothole patching is not such a big business this spring: Fixer (

Foreign buyers flocking to Toronto’s downtown condo market (

Hunger an issue for one in eight Toronto region households, says new report (

Cash for Brampton Beast hockey team 'inappropriate,' mayor says (

Provincial News

Emerald ash borer puts thousands of Wasaga Beach ash trees on chopping block (

Liberals claim Conservatives push legislation to appease fundraising donors (

Hydro One’s new share offer should raise $1.7B (


Thomas Mulcair and the 70-per-cent solution (

Canadians are onside with ‘controlled deficit’: poll (

We pay a high economic price for a society of exclusion (
April 7
Vaughan News

Thornhill variances approved (NRU)

Home dialysis patient in Vaughan seeks utility relief from city (

Vaughan family seeking Steps for Sofia (

Greater Toronto Area Suburban Regions See Significant Growth in First Quarter of 2016 (

City's Property Standards By-law to Regulate Storage of Region of Peel Waste and Recycling Carts (

York Region News

Ban developers’ contributions from election campaigns: expert (

400-404 link would likely be toll road if built: York Region chair (

Most Richmond Hill councillors underspent budgets; Beros spent maximum (

Court date set for Richmond HIll councillor's appeal of election expenses audit (

GTA News

VOTING REVIEW: Municipal Elections Act (NRU)

GTA IN BRIEF: Campaign financing report released (NRU)

TTC boss Andy Byford revels in the chaos (

Brampton monster home owner wants 3.5-metre fence (

City takes rail worries to new transport minister (

Mayor wants Mississauga to separate from Peel Region (

Black Lives Matter debate in Toronto descends into a no-win trap (

Uber to face less stringent safety rules than taxis under new Toronto bylaws (

TTC and Metrolinx to hold joint board meeting (

Brampton set to hire new top civil servant (

Provincial News

VISION FOR MALTON: Community input informs revitalization (NRU)

DOWNTOWN REVITALIZATION: Barrie prioritizes affordable housing (NRU)

The campaign finance reforms Ontario needs now (

Ottawa committee to hear feedback on plan to legalize Uber (

Federal News

Montreal says it's winning the war against the emerald ash borer, but critics disagree (

Federal budget lacks transparency, overstates job creation, watchdog says (

Trudeau to visit resource-rich northern Ontario to talk infrastructure (
April 6
Vaughan News

Why Toronto Condo Sales Champ Plaza Is Bullish On Vaughan (

Vaughan's Cogliano just second NHLer to start career with 700 consecutive games played (

Hundreds of students gather in Woodbridge for EcoSummit (

York Region News

Markham councillors' compensation for board membership, attendance may increase (

GTA News

Signs removed from Marco Muzzo park in Mississauga as name-changing process begins (

Leslie Street homeowners hit with liens by subcontractor on TTC project (

Icicles above sidewalk could cause a splitting headache: Fixer (

Provincial News

Wynne vows to cancel private fundraisers, asks same of ministers (

Hydro One sell-off on track to finish before next Ontario election in 2018 (

Ottawa looks to reach deal with provinces on infrastructure spending (

Ranked ballot advocates mobilizing support in Ontario (

Council should embrace ranked ballots and let our real first choices prevail (

Federal News

Montreal announces $18M to fight emerald ash borer (

‘An important piece of history’: Government vault reveals secret of the ‘lost’ Last Spike (

Proposed NDP resolutions reveal grassroots itching to shift to the left (

Mulcair dismisses criticism from Canadian Labour Congress president (

B.C. Liberals reject changes that would diminish party donations (

Liberals spent $170,000 to appoint seven senators under new process (

Lobbyists gear up for Ottawa’s widespread financial sector review (

Former Tory MP Dean Del Mastro loses appeal in election overspending case (
April 5
Vaughan News

Survey of York Region Jews aims to boost engagement (

Driving fast in Vaughan (

William Baldwin to be honoured at this year's Vaughan Film Festival (

York Region News

York Region supports GTA efforts to attract foreign investment (

Ontario providing construction subsidy to long-term care facilities (

GTA News

City forced to call back inactivated equipment for snowstorm cleanup (

Consultant’s $2.5-million lawsuit claims he conceived Toronto sign (

Mississauga moves to make transit competitive with the car (

Mayor John Tory pitches tech innovation for social good in Silicon Valley (

City paid $18,676 for public memorial for Rob Ford (

Ford family to reimburse taxpayers ‘full costs’ for public memorial (

Tow truck protest plans to cause Toronto rush-hour mayhem (

Wynne meets with Black Lives Matter protesters (

Provincial News

Kathleen Wynne fast-tracks fundraising reforms to spring, following Star probe (

Ontario to let towns, cities elect councils with ranked ballots (

MTO upping oversight of Metrolinx (

Waterfront strategy’s focus shifts to growth, economic development (

How Ontario reached tipping point on money politics (

Poverty the leading cause of youth homelessness: Study (

Quebec and Ontario voters still waiting for culture change in ethics (

Federal News

Plans to legalize Uber raise accessibility concerns (

Canadian Labour Congress head says NDP needs new leader (

Finance committee chair wants independent review of tax system (

NDP 'Leap Manifesto' backers intensify push ahead of convention (

Canada tells tax collectors to get hold of Panama Papers info (

City committee reviews new policy to formally recognize passing of council members (

Search for new city manager almost done (
April 4
Vaughan News

Potential OMB showdown over controversial Woodbridge condo proposal postponed (

York Region planners to attend Meet the Chiefs gala this month (

Newmarket Mayor Van Bynen earned close to $200K in 2015 (

York Region council wants GTA West corridor environmental assessment (

10 signs you live in Thornhill (

Vaughan basketball star getting his shot in NCAA Final Four (

York Region News

Ontario Helping York Region Expand Cycling And Improve Safety (

Newmarket, Aurora public employees’ salaries released (

Aurora to educate pool owners on proper drainage (

$10.6 M Main St. project begins in Stouffville this year (

GTA News

Sunshine list doesn’t always shed much light on mayors’ salaries (

Developer donations influence local election outcomes, study finds (

Mayors of Toronto, Montreal sign partnership deal (

GO Transit targets commuters’ most irksome etiquette violations (

City set to make a clean sweep of abandoned bikes: The Fixer (

Black Lives Matter protests at Kathleen Wynne’s Toronto home (

On Uber, three issues Toronto needs to get right (

Provincial News

Ranked ballot on the horizon in Ontario (

Wynne seeks input from Tories, NDP on fundraising reforms (

Province prepared to act on daycare wait list fees, Sandals says (

Rising policing costs hike property taxes in smaller communities (

Federal News

Trudeau touts ‘opening up’ Liberal party, removing membership perks (

Regulating pot benefits kids, Margaret Trudeau tells educators (

Quebec seeks to block access to non-government online gambling sites (

Gentrification of Vancouver’s Mount Pleasant generating a fight (

Affordable ways to buy access to government remain (

Critics, experts fear Ottawa is running out of time for electoral reform (

How offshore banking is costing Canada billions of dollars a year (