As I suspected, after yesterday’s Star story about the Toronto District School Board’s outrageous demand for $3.6 million to release work order information related to the costs incurred in their exclusive contract with Jimmy Hazel’s maintenance and construction skilled trades council, the board is singing a different tune today:
The Toronto District . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Toronto District School Board Blinks
Regarded by some as a master of platitudes, Toronto District School Board Director Chris Spence says that things are getting better.
As outlined in The Star’s investigative series, the board, in the thrall of Jimmy Hazel’s Maintenance and Construction Skilled Trades Council, which forms the backbone of the TDSB’s facilities division, has . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: The Glacial Pace Of Change At The TDSB
Unless the Toronto District School Board is staffed by a raft of incompetents, it has to have known what is going on.
As I wrote in my blog post yesterday, an investigation by The Toronto Star has revealed theft on a massive scale in the form of grossly inflated charges to . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: The Star Continues Its Investigation
Despite my general disaffection with the mainstream media, I continue to be heartened by one of the few bright spots on the journalistic landscape, The Toronto Star.
Awarded a Citation of Merit on Tuesday evening at Rideau Hall for the work done by investigative reporter Kevin Donovan that uncovered the Ornge air . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Another Award For The Star
Most days, there is no dearth of topics upon which I could comment, but because I don’t spend the entire day at the computer, I try to be selective. And although I have written many posts that involve praise for the Toronto Star, here goes another one.
Unlike any other paper I can think . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Another Post Praising The Star
I have to say that my heart rejoiced yesterday when I saw the news that Torstar, the parent company of The Toronto Star, has increased its quarterly earnings over the year by about 100%, an unequivocal confirmation that quality, in-depth journalism for the social good can still very much be a profitable enterprise . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Are Workers Paying For The Globe and Mail’s Sins?