Oct 17th, 2012
When we think of the world’s all-time richest people, names like Bill Gates, Warren Buffet and John D Rockefeller immediately come to mind. But few would have thought, or even heard of, Mansa Musa I of Mali – the obscure 14th century African king who was today named the richest person in all history....
Dec 30th, 2010
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford will move ahead with a plan to eliminate the city’s contentious five-cent plastic bag fee, his office confirmed. The city’s plastic bag bylaw, which went into effect on June 1, 2009, requires retailers to charge a nickel for every single-use plastic retail shopping ...
Oct 26th, 2010
Rob Ford has emerged as the victor in Toronto’s race for mayor, riding a wave of support for his cost-cutting promises. With 96.5 per cent of polls reporting in Monday’s municipal election, Ford garnered 47.3 per cent of the vote, compared with 35.4 per cent for former provincial Liberal ...