By Dan Ralph The Canadian Press Wed., May 8, 2019 The race director of the Toronto Marathon firmly believes Sunday’s event was the traditional 42.2 kilometres long. Jay Glassman said the course was measured at 42.195 km by a certified measurer and authenticated by Athletics Canada on March 27. He added the course was remeasured at that length two months prior to Sunday’s race. “As for the measurement of the course — marathon, half-marathon, five- and 10-kilometres — 100 per cent I believe they were all measured accurately and properly,” Glassman said in a telephone interview. “And we had the Athletics Canada certificate for it.” Following the race, some participants publicly stated they felt they’d run further than 42.2 km, saying their GPS watches recorded distances exceeding the traditional marathon. That was a concern for some who were trying to hit qualifying marks for other marathons. “The distance is 100 … [Read more...] about Race director believes Toronto Marathon courses were accurate
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By Bonnie Crombie Opinion Patrick Brown Opinion Tues., May 7, 2019 The provincial government is reviewing the regional government system in Ontario. Mississauga’s mayor, Bonnie Crombie, argues yes, now is the perfect time to right a historical wrong and allow Canada’s sixth largest city to be independent of Peel Region. The mayor of neighbouring Brampton, Patrick Brown, argues no, the costs involved in dissolution of the region are unfair to his taxpayers. After 45 years, it’s time for Mississauga to leave the Region of Peel and become an independent city. The regional government model in Peel is broken beyond repair, and it’s time for change. Now. Regional government is holding Mississauga back from achieving its true potential as a world-class city. As an independent city, Mississauga would finally have full control over its future and all decision making. It would be able to deliver services more efficiently and effectively, by reducing … [Read more...] about Should Mississauga leave Peel Region?
By Heather Mallick Star Columnist Fri., May 3, 2019 U.S. Attorney-General William Barr is a deplorable person, always has been. Worse, at least in the eyes of Washington, is that he’s a poor lawyer. Only the most foolish attorney would brazenly lie to House and Senate committees while knowing that evidence proving he was lying was in his possession, on paper. Barr said on April 10 that special counsel Robert Mueller hadn’t objected to his dismissive conclusion that the Mueller report “did not find that the Trump campaign or anyone associated with it conspired or co-ordinated with Russia in its efforts to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election.” This was cherry-picking from a voluminous report. In fact, Mueller had already sent two letters to Barr and phoned him directly to lay out his objections to Barr’s artful dismissals of the report. When news about Mueller’s anger was revealed by journalists, Barr told the … [Read more...] about William Barr is a bad lawyer and a bad liar
By Taryn Grant Star Halifax Sun., April 21, 2019 HALIFAX—Street checks have been suspended in Nova Scotia, but they’re likely to return, and a group has already begun shaping a new set of rules that will dictate the future of the controversial practice. Justice Minister Mark Furey has asked a working group of 25 stakeholders to recommend how his department might regulate street checks to disentangle them from racial discrimination. After announcing on Apr. 17 that all police in the province were to stop randomly street checking pedestrians and passengers in vehicles, the minister told reporters that timelines would be “one of the most important elements” in the process of regulating street checks. In followup questions, he wouldn’t say how long he expects it to take for his department to reveal its next move but said he’s asked the working group to come up with “short-, medium- and long-term opportunities to respond … [Read more...] about What comes next for street checks in Nova Scotia
By Kristine Owram Bloomberg Tues., April 30, 2019 Hilary Black has been a passionate lawbreaker since she graduated from high school. Today, she sits in the C-suite of the world’s largest cannabis company. As chief advocacy officer at Canopy Growth Corp., with a market value of about $23 billion, Black works to improve patient access to medical marijuana globally by lobbying to ease laws and regulations, educating health professionals and working with care groups. The transition to a big corporation hasn’t gone down well with some other activists, but Black sees it as the best way to take her fight to the global stage. “I am often called a sellout and a traitor and turncoat,” she said in an interview at Bloomberg’s Toronto office. “But I feel like I have a responsibility to sit where the decisions are being made.” Black, 43, has been one of the most influential activists on Canada’s long, winding road to cannabis … [Read more...] about Canopy’s top pot advocate ‘often called a sellout’ but fights on