Gardiner debate begins with uncertainty at City Hall
Global News June 10, 2015
TORONTO – City council has started the debate over the future of the eastern portion of the Gardiner Expressway.
The long-awaited council meeting to discuss the hybrid and removal options began with councillors still unsure how the vote will unfold.
Undecided councillors firmly undecided on Gardiner
Toronto Sun Don Peat June 9, 2015
It’ll be a fight on the council floor Wednesday for the councillors who are still undecided on the Gardiner Expressway issue. A day before council begins debating the future of the east end of the elevated expressway, many of the undecided councillors were remaining firmly undecided.
CBC News June 9, 2015
All eyes will be on Toronto City Hall on Wednesday as the long awaited debate begins in council about whether to tear down or rebuild the eastern part of the aging Gardiner Expressway.
Toronto Sun June 8, 2015 Don Peat
Ahead of Wednesday’s fight over the future of the eastern end of the elevated expressway, Councillor Jim Karygiannis wants his council colleagues to “cool our jets” and order staff to look at a Gardiner east tunnel.
Karygiannis — who is still undecided on the Gardiner issue and is polling his ward about it — said Monday he’ll ask council this week to at least look at a Gardiner tunnel.
Report Finds Huge Morale Problem With Toronto Paramedics
A report heading to council next week has found there’s a huge morale problem with toronto paramedics.
The report comes from the union that represents the city’s paramedics CUPE Local 416.
Toronto Sun June 2, 2015 Don Peat
TORONTO – Toronto Paramedic Services is suffering from poor morale and Councillor Jim Karygiannis wants the city to find a cure.
Karygiannis provided the Toronto Sun with an exclusive copy of what he called an “explosive” report from CUPE Local 416 — the union that represents the city’s paramedics — and revealed he’ll be asking his colleagues to deal with it at next week’s council meeting.
Toronto paramedics wracked with stress, poor morale: report
680 News June 2, 2015 Michael Talbot
They’re the men and women we trust in times of distress and emergencies. But a new report shows Toronto paramedics are experiencing distress themselves, saying morale is low amongst the ranks and it’s leading to divorce, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), drug abuse, and even suicide.
The report by the CUPE 416 EMS Unit was submitted in April. It will be made public on Wednesday by city councillor Jim Karygiannis.
Tory upsets taxi industry with ‘poor choice of words’
Toronto Sun June 1, 2015 Joe Warmington
TORONTO – Mayor John Tory says the Toronto taxi industry is in the “12th century” while Uber transportation services reflects the realities of the “21st century.”
In fact the mayor made the “12 century” comment on the Moore in Morning radio program on Newstalk 1010 in which he pinch hit Monday for popular host John Moore.
Tory buries Uber, Hydro One motions
Toronto Sun May 27, 2015 Don Peat
TORONTO – Mayor John Tory made no apologies Tuesday for burying two motions — one aimed at banning Uber on city cellphones and one slamming the sell-off of Hydro One.