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Presto May Be a Good Idea – But Only If You Can Afford It

Presto May Be a Good Idea – But Only If You Can Afford It

By Saeed Mohamed It has been over a year since the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) introduced Presto, an initiative spearheaded by the provincially owned agency Metrolinx. Presto will replace tokens, tickets and possibly cash fares by 2017, and this transition is going to be disproportionately burdensome for low-income people in the city. Presto is a

SIU ruling in Sammy Yatim case doesn’t guarantee justice

Editorial This Monday morning, the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) charged Constable James Forcillo for second-degree murder in the shooting of 18-year old Sammy Yatim on July 26, 2013.  Various YouTube postings of the initial civilian footage clearly show that a distressed Yatim—armed only with a 3 inch blade, isolated in a streetcar and surrounded by

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