Divide exists

Is this election more about party alignment and class than the suburban versus suburb divide? On CBC’s “Metro Morning” Sept. 24, Matt Galloway spoke about this with Roger Keil, a professor in the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University. Listen to full interview.

How can an investor reduce the impact of taxes on a portfolio?
A study headed up a few years ago by Professor Moshe Milevsky from the Schulich School of Business showed that returns equal to 1.35 per cent annually were lost to income taxes over the 10-year period and the 340 mutual funds he examined, reported The Globe and Mail Sept. 24. If you could save that 1.35 per cent annually, you could increase the value of your portfolio by almost one third over 20 years. Read full story.

City boxer focused on the future
To say Bradley Hamil is driven would be an understatement, reported the Cambridge Times Sept. 24. Despite dreams of becoming a boxer, the Scarborough native put his plans on the backburner for an education. Hamil earned his law degree from York University and returned to the ring with a backup plan once his athletic career was over. Read full story.

A’s sign third Canadian
All three players the A’s have signed to date have been Canadians. They have previously announced the signings of All-Canadian guard David Tyndale from York University and forward Richard Amardi from the University of Oregon, reported the Brampton Guardian Sept. 24. Read full story.

Abla Elmi’s ‘Mogadishu Diaries’ cast Somalia in different light
Written, directed and produced by York University student Abla Elmi, the six part series Mogadishu Diaries takes viewers through episodes that cover among others: an introduction to the history of Somalia, arrival in Mogadishu (for filming), the arts and cultural scene, Diaspora kids, inspirational people and a parody of the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (titled ‘the Fresh Prince of Mogadishu’), reported Digital Journal Sept. 24. Read full story.