New Rent Rules, Jane Makes it Official and Walmart Goes Green?
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New Rent Rules, Jane Makes it Official and Walmart Goes Green?

The Star weighs in on Dalton’s new rent laws. The big improvement is that landlords can no longer jack up the rent permanently after making repairs, tying rent to inflations, and guaranteed hearings for those about to be evicted by non-payment of rent. Star columnist Thomas Walkom doesn’t think it’s enough and doesn’t actually do anything to help with skyrocketing rents.
2006_5_4jane.jpgThe man apparently responsible for yesterday’s cabbie murder may have attacked a second cabbie two hours later.
A grade 12 Harbord Collegiate student died suddenly during a rugby game. A North York high school student was stabbed yesterday while playing basketball. The moral of both stories, don’t play sports.
Pitfield officially declares her candidacy (again, she registered in January) and wants Mayor Miller gone, calling him unfocused. She also thinks the city is condo crazy.
Greg Sorbara was exonerated from fraud and conflict of interest charges. His lawyers want his name removed from warrants.
A Toronto Police officer who played a role in an anti-corruption investigation has been charged with leaking info to the media.
Finally, Now reports on Wal Mart’s green-friendly overtures. The big box giant is buying some 39,000 kWh of green electricity. Critics accuse the company of greenwashing.