Toronto needs say in legalization of pot: Councillor
Toronto Sun January 18, 2016 Jenny Yuen
TORONTO – Councillor Jim Karygiannis fears Toronto will become the weed capital of Canada.
Given that the number of medical marijuana dispensaries in the city has grown to nearly 50, the Scarborough-Agincourt politician wants the city to be included in the development of regulations needed to govern legal pot.
TORONTO – Jim Karygiannis, Councillor for Ward 39, Scarborough-Agincourt, will move a Motion requesting that the City of Toronto be part of the federal/provincial/territorial task force which will develop the legislation and regulations when the Federal Government fulfills its election promise to legalize marijuana.
TORONTO – Jim Karygiannis, Councillor for Ward 39, Scarborough-Agincourt, has written to the Minister of Finance, Charles Sousa; the Minister of Transportation, Steven del Duca; and, officials at the Financial Services Commission of Ontario, requesting answers to a number of questions with respect to Aviva Canada’s proposed new insurance coverage for UberX drivers.
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A Scarborough man is free after five years of captivity in Afghanistan.
Scarborough-Mirror January 12, 2016 Mike Adler
Colin Rutherford went to the country as a tourist and was captured in its province of Ghazni in November 2010 by people claiming to be Taliban.
Canadian held hostage in Afghanistan freed after five years
Globe and Mail January 12, 2016 Tu Thanh Ha
A Toronto man has been freed more than five years after he was kidnapped in Afghanistan, where he said he had gone as a tourist.
Uber launching carpooling option uberPOOL in Toronto
Toronto Sun January 12, 2016 Maryam Shah
TORONTO – Despite the city’s demand that Uber stop operating, the ride-sharing company is expanding its service in Toronto.
I was very pleased to learn that Colin Rutherford has been released by his Afghani captors.
Colin was travelling in Afghanistan five years ago when he was captured by the Taliban in Afghanistan. In June, 2011, Colin’s mother, came to me indicating that her son had been travelling in Afghanistan and had gone missing. I called on the Government of the day to work toward freeing Colin. I also met with officials from Foreign Affairs who advised me that they were working, in a number of areas, in order to free Colin.
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