Hundreds of Journalists Are Being Labelled Non-Essential, Laid Off or Given Reduced Salaries

Hundreds of Journalists Are Being Labelled Non-Essential, Laid Off or Given Reduced Salaries

As the coronavirus pandemic rages on, damaging both the stock market and the labor economy, journalists and corporate media employees are starting to face the prospect of long-term unemployment. On March 27, CNN published an article[1] titled “Hundreds of journalists are being laid off, right when the public needs them the most” which bemoaned nationwide […]

Planned job action by teachers to impact hundreds of thousands of students this week

Planned job action by teachers to impact hundreds of thousands of students this week

The three largest teachers’ unions in the province are planning strikes that will impact some or all school boards in the Greater Toronto Area this week. The Elementary Teacher’s Federation of Ontario (ETFO), the Ontario Secondary School Teacher’s Federation (OSSTF), and the Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association  (OECTA) are leading province-wide walkouts and continuing rolling strikes. Here’s a […]

Hundreds expected to attend candlelight vigil in honour of GTA victims killed in Iran plane crash

Hundreds expected to attend candlelight vigil in honour of GTA victims killed in Iran plane crash

Hundreds are expected to attend a candlelight vigil planned for Thursday evening in honour of Toronto-area victims killed in the Iran plane crash.  The event comes one day after dozens of Torontonians were identified as victims of the Ukrainian airliner crash in Tehran that killed all 176 passengers on board.  From 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., friends, […]

Hundreds protest Toronto library event featuring controversial speaker

Hundreds protest Toronto library event featuring controversial speaker

Hundreds protested ahead of a feminist’s speech that has sparked tensions between the city’s public library and the LGTBQ community. Toronto Public Library officials have faced weeks of backlash after agreeing to host an event featuring freelance writer Meghan Murphy. Murphy, a feminist journalist who has been criticized for past remarks about transgender women, was set to speak at the […]

Flights cancelled, hundreds evacuated following fire in terminal 1 at Pearson airport

Flights cancelled, hundreds evacuated following fire in terminal 1 at Pearson airport

Hundreds of people have been evacuated following a fire inside terminal one at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport, according to Peel police. Following the incident, all flights to the U.S. scheduled to depart from terminal one Sunday evening were cancelled, according to the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA).  Outbound international flights and inbound arrivals were suspended at the terminal, […]