By Chris Klimek Opinion Emile Therien Opinion Tues., May 14, 2019 The Ontario government is looking at raising the speed limit on 400-series highways to 120 km/h. Chris Klimek, founder and director of advocacy group stop100.ca, argues this is a good idea, while Emile Therien, public health and safety advocate insists it is not. Speed limits should be apolitical and set by trained engineers. Public feedback is best solicited by observing the actual speeds drivers drive, using an engineering speed study. Engineers conduct a speed study and determine the speed not exceeded by a supermajority of drivers, known as the 85th percentile. This engineering guideline has been used around the world to set safe speed limits for about 70 years — with stellar results. More than 60 countries and states around the world post 120- and 130-km/h speed limits on their divided highways. Article Continued Below My organization, stop100.ca, obtained two sets of data showing … [Read more...] about Should Ontario raise speed limits on major highways?
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By Robert Cribb Investigative Reporter Marco Chown Oved Investigative Reporter Wed., May 8, 2019 Ticketmaster is the target of proposed legislation in California that would ban its scalper program for doing the same thing that bots do — help resellers buy and sell vast quantities of tickets and make it harder for fans to get in the door at face price. TradeDesk, a service the world’s largest ticket seller quietly markets to its high-volume customers, was the subject of an undercover investigation by the Star and CBC at a Las Vegas scalping convention last year that revealed how it allows scalpers to link dozens or hundreds of Ticketmaster accounts to gather vast quantities of seats in breach of ticket purchasing limits. “The article in the Star definitely prompted a look into this,” said Nathan Little, a senior legislative aide to Assembly Member Bill Quirk, who proposed the legislation. “It’s the goal of the … [Read more...] about California law would ban Ticketmaster’s scalper program
WASHINGTON: US House Democrats have scheduled a Wednesday vote on whether to hold the nation’s top law enforcement official in contempt for failing to produce a full, unredacted special counsel’s report on Russian election interference. Monday’s rare and dramatic move against Attorney General Bill Barr intensifies the showdown between President Donald Trump and the Democrats who control the House of Representatives and are seeking to hold him to account for what they say was improper conduct. “The attorney general’s failure to comply with our subpoena, after extensive accommodation efforts, leaves us no choice but to initiate contempt proceedings in order to enforce the subpoena and access the full, unredacted report,“ House Judiciary Committee chairman Jerry Nadler said in a statement, after a missed 9am deadline. The Justice Department said in a letter it remained willing to accommodate the “legitimate needs” of Congress, within the … [Read more...] about Democrats launch contempt action against US attorney general
By Heather Mallick Star Columnist Tues., April 30, 2019 No one will notice this one, Conservative staffers must have said as they trimmed the Ontario budget like a ham. A little on public health, a little on tree-planting, just a little slice of small-town libraries and you’ve got yourself a ham sandwich. Of course it didn’t work like that. It turns out that Ontarians quite like flood protection, infectious disease control, and dental services for children — irresistibly named the Healthy Smiles Program — but they particularly like libraries. Parents especially know the value of libraries where toddlers, from families rich and poor, are equal and can start their lives by looking at books and having them read. But that’s Toronto with its caverns of libraries packed with information and pleasure. Rural Ontario has small libraries plus couriers, who move between them filling citizens’ book requests. It’s called sharing. … [Read more...] about Libraries a lifeline in rural Ontario
SINGAPORE: Activist Jolovan Wham and opposition politician John Tan were on Monday (Apr 29) fined S$5,000 each for contempt of court.Both men were found guilty of the offence in October last year. In April 2018, Wham published a Facebook post alleging that Malaysia's judges were more independent than Singapore's in cases with political implications.The Attorney-General's Chambers (AGC) initiated a contempt of court case against him. Less than a month later, Tan, a Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) politician, said on Facebook that the AGC's actions confirmed the truth of Wham's comment.The prosecution, in its sentencing submissions last month, had asked the court to order the men to apologise and take down the posts. Wham did neither.Justice Woo Bih Li on Monday delivered his decision on the sentences, after he reserved judgment in a sentencing hearing last month. The judge said that Wham’s failure to take down the Facebook post and refusal to … [Read more...] about Jolovan Wham, SDP’s John Tan fined S$5,000 for contempt of court