Thursday, September 22, 2011
Xtra and the 519 Church St Community Centre hosted a Toronto Centre all-candidates debate tonight.
Watch an archive of our live video feed: part one and part two.
Toronto Centre election candidates: Glen Murray (Liberal), Mark Daye (Green) and Cathy Crowe (NDP).
Martin Abell (Progressive Conservative) will not be attending tonight's debate.
Friday, April 15, 2011
Federal election candidates in Toronto Centre (most of them, anyway) participated in a debate at The 519 Community Centre on April 15.
Watch our archival video of the entire debate:
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Tonight, Queer Ontario hosted an educational public forum to discuss how we can "make it better" for students in schools across Ontario. Discussion topics included an updated sex ed curriculum and gay-straight alliances.
Xtra broadcasted live video from the event, part of which you can view here.
Also check out some live tweets from the event by browsing the #qoed4m hashtag:
Rosario Marchese, MPP, education critic, Ontario NDP
Noa Mendelsohn Aviv, Canadian Civil Liberties Association
El-Farouk Khaki, Salaam
Lyba Spring, Toronto Public Health
j wallace, LGBTQ Parenting Network
Pam Dogra, Elementary Teachers of Toronto LGBTQI Committee
- With special guests, St Joe's Gay-Straight Alliance
Members of the St Joe's GSA
Monday, October 25, 2010
The RCMP suspects arson to be the cause of a fire that destroyed a Prince Edward Island gay couple's home on Oct 18, reports PEI media.
The Little Pond, PEI, couple has not spoken to media, but here's what the RCMP told Charlottetown's The Guardian:
Police would not say if they are investigating the fire as a possible hate crime or as an attempted double murder.
RCMP Sgt Bob Fogarty would only reiterate that the police consider
the fire to be a criminal matter and that arson is suspected in the
blaze that razed the couple’s home.... Souris RCMP was also called to the same
address after the mailbox was burned on Oct 12.
A neighbour told The Guardian that the couple faced "unsettling harassment from anonymous persons" before the fire. A local United Church minister is condemning the incident as a hate crime.
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Comedy lovers in Toronto have lots to look forward to over the next few weeks.
Margaret Cho performs in Toronto tomorrow (and in Montreal on Sat, Oct 23). Check out ticket and venue info here.
Xtra's Vancouver blogger, Sean Horlor, recently caught up with Cho for an interview. Watch: