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Your Toronto 2014 Issue Navigator

How the candidates compare on some of the city's biggest issues.

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Newsstand: January 23, 2013

It is already Wednesday. So, take your time; go into work late. Just relax. Or be really frantic. It’s your choice. In the news: most people want a Toronto casino; Sun News wants you to give them money; pump organ, free to a good home; cold; and the provincial deficit takes an unexpected squishing.

Slightly better than 50 per cent, how do you like those odds? A new poll from Ipsos Reid puts public opinion for a casino in Toronto at 52 per cent, with naysayers and undecideds at 42 per cent and six per cent respectively. According to a senior VP at Ipsos, that is a major lead for the pro-casino camp. Residents of East York were the least likely to be in for a Toronto Casino, while people from North York and Etobicoke were the most likely to be cool with building a house of gaming in Toronto the Good.

The socialists over at the Sun News Network are furthering their plan to force their agenda down the throats of all Canadians. That, friends, is communist mind control. You are honest, hardworking citizens and now big brother Ezra is demanding a handout from you—each and every one of you—just because you subscribe to cable television. You know who else forces people to give them money? Despots, that’s who.

Are you in vital need of an organ? Here is your chance to get one donated to you by Elizabeth Scott, an 85-year-old north Toronto woman. It’s old, but lovely.

The air is very cold outside. Or, as Peter Kimbell, an Environment Canada meteorologist, describes the situation: “It’s January.”

Removing labour rights aside, the province has announced that this year, our deficit will be about $2.9 billion smaller than expected. This comes from a combination of unexpected revenue, like an extra $1 billion from corporate taxes, and reduced spending, such as the money saved by removing the ability of teachers to bank sick days.

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