Toronto immigration officers draw outrage over “random” ID checks
Editorial note: This article has been updated to clarify the role of the CBSA with regards to law enforcement.
After an alleged spree of ID checks by immigration officers, migrant advocates are reiterating their worries over what some are calling the unchecked power of a “wild west” border agency.
Boozehounds rejoice! Toronto airports are now free to sell alcohol 24/7. The Ford government has passed a bill making it possible for vendors in the airports to serve drinks at any time of the day.
The move is part of the Better for People, Smarter for Business Act, an initiative to rid the province of unnecessary or archaic rules.
A press release reads: “The Act is part of the government’s signature package to address red tape and modernize regulations to make life easier for people and business. The legislation will lower the cost of doing business by making it simpler and more cost-effective to comply with regulations—leading to more jobs, higher wages and more opportunities for hard-working families.”
Unpredictable weather is in store for Ontarians this week. There will be a little bit of everything coming down the line, snow, rain, freezing rain and a couple mild days as well.
This snow is rapidly melting throughout Toronto and southern parts of Ontario have anywhere between 5-15 millimetres of rain en route for Monday.
That won’t last long however according to the Weather Network. Tuesday will see snow hitting The Big Smoke and the temperature will drop below freezing in the days following.
Wednesday will feel like -10 C in Toronto, as opposed to today’s feels like 7 C.
Northern Ontario has a freezing rain warning issued Environment Canada. North Eastern Ontario is expecting 5 to 20 centimetres of snow throughout Monday.
It’s also supposed to rain again on Saturday in Toronto so the falling snow is bound to melt. Snow squalls will be travelling from the north down to Southern Ontario over Tuesday and Wednesday.
What’s more surprising still is that trend of freezing rain and snow is supposed to continue for about the next three months, making for one slushy season.
A Toronto busker at the King Street subway station was given the show of a lifetime.
While performing, in a matter of minutes, his guitar case piled up with hundreds of dollars in donations.
A video of the “cash mob” posted on YouTube by Kindness is Contagious on December 6 has since racked up more than 47,000 views.
In response to the outpouring of donations, Guzman stated, “I just recently had my daughter, she’s like three months old. Just doing my thing as a first-time dad and honestly, thank you. I’m at a loss for words, I’ve never had an experience like this. I feel truly blessed,”
Family who moved to Canada with $48, makes the largest single donation to Scarborough Health Network
A family who emigrated to Canada 50 years ago with only $48 in their pocket has made the largest single donation in the history of the Scarborough Health Network’s history, according to CTV News.
Moving to Canada in 1972, Deepa and Narinder Lal worked numerous odd jobs, before saving up enough money to found a company called Metro Label from their basement. Metro Label managed to become one of North America’s largest label making companies.
Speaking to CTV News, the Deepa and Narinder Lal’s children said that they hoped that “this will start a trend of other people donating to Scarborough institutions.”
They went on to say that “there are a lot of immigrants in the Scarborough area and many of them did well and we are hoping that we can provide some leadership for these people to donate.”
Despite donating a vast sum of money, the Lal’s have requested that the precise amount of their multi-million dollar donation be hidden from public knowledge.
In response to their donation, the Scarborough Health Network General hospital renamed their emergency room, the Deepa & Narinder Lal Emergency.