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Sculptor and Model

First of all, thanks everyone for the great response to my last postings! It’s been wonderful to hear from so many people from all different parts of my life. 245 more words


M.P.P.'s Invitation to Annual Community BBQ

For Immediate Release

July 4, 2013

– We would like to invite you to join us for M.P.P. Annual Community Summer BBQ on Saturday July 20, 2013 at from 12:00 p.m. 127 more words


TTC's Sunday-only 'church' stops gone as of June 7

TORONTO — The TTC will soon eliminate its Sunday-only streetcar stops.

Currently there are 42 positioned next to approximately 20 places of worship in Toronto — one for each direction of travel. 166 more words


isabelladagher reblogged this on Isabella D and commented:

This really annoys me to no end. “Putting stops in at specific locations for one small group of people isn’t something that we as an organization in 2015 can justify,” ... ...really? A small group of people? Let's look at some statistics... According to data released by Statistic Canada, Christians are the largest faith group in Toronto at 54%. According to data accumulated from a 2011 National Household Survey: Christians in all of Canada make up two thirds of its population at just over 22.1 million. We are no "small group" of people Mr. Brad Ross. Of the 54% of Christians in Toronto I do not pretend to know how many use the TTC to go to church on Sundays. However, maintaining this service and the access it provides to the roughly 1.5 million Christians in this City is not only a kind gesture but also demonstrates good customer service. I understand there lays inequities in that there may not be special designated stops close to synagogues or mosques, but that doesn't mean the TTC should thus target Christians in an unfair attack. Instead why not the board extend its “good customer service” by proposing designated stops around temples or mosques around the City on what would be their most popular worship day of the week. Making the system "more efficient for thousands of non-church-goers, makes no sense when statistically there are potentially more 'Church goers' in Toronto then not. Again let's look at the math: From the 2011 National Household Survey I've obtain these lovely numbers: Christians make up 54% of Torontonians vs. those with Non-religious affiliations at 24% even if we add together those with non-religious affiliations with that of other major non Christian religious groups (such as Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, and Sikh,) we still get a percentage below even half of Toronto's population at 47%. Ergo, my opinion that this TTC decision is based on a bogus claim, "putting stops in at specific locations for one small group of people isn't something we as an organization in 2015 can justify." Moreover it is a blatant targeted attack on a religious group and it should not be tolerated. The Toronto Transit Commission should be ashamed and I hope those who ride the discriminatory rocket should not stand up to this type of behavior. I for one thank the heavens that I don't take the TTC. I will not put money towards a bigoted organization.

Court upholds controversial changes to Ontario's endangered species rules

TORONTO – An Ontario court has upheld changes to Ontario’s Endangered Species Act that environmental groups say threaten the animals and plants the law is meant to protect. 138 more words


Rex Murphy: The deepest level of customer service hell, courtesy Hydro One

Soon after the explosive report this week by the Ontario ombudsman, dealing with Hydro One, I did a quick check of Dante’s imperishable Inferno and learned the noble Italian neglected to assign a place for corporate communications — customer complaint division. 1,013 more words

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Insurance For Uber and Lyft Drivers

Ryan Bisanz’s latest post:Uber has quickly become one of the fastest growing companies in the last couple of years. The San Francisco based transportation app provider is now also a a fully equipped car rental company. 33 more words