Growing population means 11 new ridings in the GTA

In the proposed rejig of riding boundaries for the province, Toronto and its suburbs are set to get almost a dozen new seats. Robert Drummond, professor emeritus with the Department of Political Science at York University, said the changes could be beneficial to the Liberals and the Conservatives, reported the Toronto Star Aug. 27. “Those two parties, not the NDP, stand to gain from the proposed changes,” said Drummond, adding, “that’s for now…I don’t know what it could in the future.” Read full story.

Labour code neglects most vulnerable workers
Roughly 1.7 million workers in the province have little or no protection from unscrupulous employers and precarious employment. The Law Commission of Ontario has prepared a new report, titled “Vulnerable Workers and Precarious Work”, drafted by lawyers with counsel from Osgoode Hall Law School and the attorney general’s office, that will stand as a yardstick to measure the McGuinty government’s performance on this issue. It will open the eyes of many Ontarians who know little or nothing about this large segment of the labour market, reported the Toronto Star Aug. 26. Read full story.

Ontario attorney general snubs HIV group
York sociology Professor Eric Mykhalovskiy, who studies HIV-nondisclosure cases, was quoted in Xtra! Aug. 17 in a story about the province halting discussions with a coalition fighting to reduce the use of criminal law in HIV-nondisclosure cases. “Ontario, there’s no question, leads other provinces by far in HIV-nondisclosure prosecutions,” he says. Read full story.


  • Success Beyond Limits, a partnership between York University, the Toronto District School Board and Westview Centennial Secondary School was profiled by CBC Radio One and its affiliates on Aug. 27.