We would like to thank Mayor Jim Watson for his efforts to help support tenants facing eviction in Herongate by negotiating with Timbercreek for an extension and a larger financial compensation. However, the tenants in Herongate are not fighting for more time or more money.
After the historic results of June 7, we will be seeing many new faces in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario.
Muslim Link would like to introduce you to some of the new Muslim Canadian Members of Provincial Parliament we hope to be hearing great things from over the course of their political careers.
In order to help our readers get to know these MPPs better, we have compiled some videos about the candidates and interviews they have participated in, so readers can become more familiar with their lives and work.
The north side of Herongate is owned almost entirely by one company, Timbercreek. The Toronto-based corporation acquired housing in the Herongate area in 2012 and 2013.Many tenants feel that Timbercreek has purposefully neglected the houses in Herongate because they knew they intended to evict the tenants, demolish the houses, and build housing that is targeted towards higher income tenants. Explore this process of neglect in pictures online here.
On April 25, four young Somali Canadian researchers launched the report "Another Day, Another Janazah", about the disproportionately high homicide rates among young Somali men in Ontario.
As Youth LEAPS Executive Director Liban Abokar, states "I'm moved by the attendance here today. For those policy makers in the room, I ask you to look around, the attendance today signals that the issue we are here to discuss is not one that has defeated us, but one that has actually galvanized us to action."