Tahmeed Shafiq is a writer and journalist interested in stories that are both complicated and deeply human. He reports on community resilience for Future of Good, and his work has appeared in The Globe and Mail and TVO. He is an undergraduate at the University of Toronto. Follow him on Twitter @tryingtotype.
Wait times for tenant cases have risen by four months since last count, as a new report from the Ontario Ombudsman declares the LTB to be “fundamentally failing in its role.”
Applications by tenants take up to seven months longer than those by landlords. Behind this disparity is a skewed system of Zoom hearings and inexperienced adjudicators that can’t keep up with a mile-high case backlog.
In Toronto's booming public community colleges, part-time educators get none of the privileges of cushy academic jobs. Instead, they are overworked, underpaid, and even pushed out of their union.