How the Taiwanese are preparing to face China

How the Taiwanese are preparing to face China

TAIPEI—I sat at the desk of my quarantine hotel in a cold sweat. Shoot. I have COVID and now I’m stuck here, I thought. I took a test, but there was no double red line. Earlier in the afternoon, a police officer had called, out of the blue, telling me I needed to move to … Read more

Regulating vehicle sales will make life even more unaffordable for Canadians

Regulating vehicle sales will make life even more unaffordable for Canadians

Canadians are facing a cost-of-living crisis due to soaring prices for everything from transportation to housing, clothing, and food. Nearly three in four Canadians report that rising prices are affecting their ability to meet day-to-day expenses. Now life is about to get even more expensive for Canadians with the federal government’s plan to regulate vehicle … Read more

A trail-blazing cop is accused of helping the next generation cheat. Inside a Toronto police scandal

A trail-blazing cop is accused of helping the next generation cheat.  Inside a Toronto police scandal

According to her own words, Stacy Clarke never envisioned a career in police because she didn’t see herself — as a Black woman — represented within the rank and file. When she did join the Toronto Police Service in 1998, it was a result of the force’s “valiant” effort to “recruit within our diverse communities,” … Read more

A Mr. Big named ‘Stephanie’: The elaborate undercover operation to catch a GTA double-killer

A trail-blazing cop is accused of helping the next generation cheat.  Inside a Toronto police scandal

Traveling east on Highway 401 toward what he thought was a new career path, Trestan Brown opened up about his attempt to find the motivation to lead a better life by forgiving himself — even for the murder of an innocent person. Brown was going to use their death to tell himself, “I can’t do … Read more

All ice, no coffee: The inflation fight raging in your to-go cup

All ice, no coffee: The inflation fight raging in your to-go cup

War, COVID-19, traffic in the city, too much (or not enough) fuss about her poor majesty, the great, late Queen: Of all the things to grumble about these days, customers in line at Starbucks and sitting on patios and , of course, online under cloak of anonymity, appear to be getting all worked up over … Read more

David Chang’s Momofuku closing its Toronto restaurants

David Chang’s Momofuku closing its Toronto restaurants

A decade after Torontonians first lined up hours for bowls of ramen, platters of bossam and pork belly baos, New York-based chef David Chang’s restaurant company Momofuku announced that it is ceasing operations in the city on Dec. 23. BlogTO first broke the news Thursday about company’s exit from the city, quoting an anonymous former … Read more

Justin Trudeau will have final decision on lifting COVID-19 border restrictions, sources say

Justin Trudeau will have final decision on lifting COVID-19 border restrictions, sources say

OTTAWA — A federal cabinet committee that has steered Canada’s COVID-19 response has unanimously recommended to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that Canada lift its COVID-19 border restrictions, sources tell the Star. Cabinet orders that revised those measures in late June — and are set to expire at midnight on Sept. 30 — include vaccination mandates … Read more

Conservative party internal data shows extent of Poilievre leadership victory

Conservative party internal data shows extent of Poilievre leadership victory

OTTAWA — Pierre Poilievre began putting his mark on the Conservative party Sunday after a stunning victory in the leadership race which put to bed all questions about how big a mandate he’d get from the membership. Poilievre swept 330 of the 338 available ridings, analysis of Saturday night’s results shows. Among them: those represented … Read more

How did Saskatchewan stabbing suspect die? How the public could get answers

How did Saskatchewan stabbing suspect die?  How the public could get answers

It’s long been a point of criticism in this country. There is a lack of transparency when people die in police custody — the fate Myles Sanderson met Wednesday after he’d been accused of killing multiple people during a stabbing rampage through Saskatchewan. His death in RCMP custody means some questions held by grieving family … Read more

Canada’s wage crunch: Jobs available but workers want better pay

Canada’s wage crunch: Jobs available but workers want better pay

Forget the worker shortage — there’s a wage shortage, according to a prominent Canadian economist’s analysis of new Statistics Canada data. According to the analysis, two-thirds of job postings are offering wages too low to attract applicants. David MacDonald, senior economist for the Canadian Center for Policy Alternatives, analyzed data from a new temporary labor … Read more