Join Us to Protest for TTC Accessibility for All

Accessibility of all kinds is pitiful on Toronto’s TTC. Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 4:00pm Please join us at Yonge and Bloor To protest this blatant injustice towards our most vulnerable citizens. When you protest the TTC’s abysmal treatment of the disabled, we all win! D!ONNE Renée is the organizer behind this event. If you […]

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Take the TTC Survey Till February 11, Speak Up for Accessibility

The TTC is running a survey purportedly on service standards yet with nary a word on accessibility and skewed towards not building subways. Service includes accessibility. Service includes how easy it is to use the system. Yet the survey doesn’t include one question related to cognitive, physical, or mental accessibility, other than pitting the number […]

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The TTC in Time and Space

My newest novel Time and Space has just launched. When I wrote it in November 2011, I thought I have to get this out fast, otherwise my prediction about the TTC will become obsolete, after all Mayor Rob Ford was voted in a year earlier to build subways. His popularity and speed at beginning to […]

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Brain Injury: the Government Ignores, the People Remain in the Dark

BIST (Brain Injury Society of Toronto) was founded in 2004 and has grown to 469 members, as of this week’s Annual General Meeting (AGM). I looked around at the 50? 40? 70? or so members in attendance and was rather surprised. But as the AGM progressed I thought about those growing numbers and BIST’s new […]

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Jack Layton: The Spirit of His Legacy

Words fail me. That’s what I tweeted this morning, after I saw the Breaking News on Citytv’s Breakfast Television, as I was massaging my muscles post-weight session, that Jack Layton had died. That first announcement was brief, and Cynthia Mulligan had a hard time switching gears to traffic. Switching gears. That’s what’s happening today. Being […]

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The Grief of Jack Layton’s Cancer Announcement

I am not going to speculate on Official Opposition and NDP Leader Jack Layton’s cancer and condition because the timing of his announcement reminds me too much of the timing of my own catastrophe that it overwhelms other thoughts. It is awful and frightening when you receive a troubling diagnosis; it is shocking enough when […]

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My #elxn41 Experience

It’s almost 2:00 am as I begin to write this, the morning of May 3rd, and I’m watching the local election results and now the BC election results on CBC. It’s been one of those elections that are so unexpected that even though I’m not happy with the Conservative Party majority, I’m finding it hard […]

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