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INTERVIEW WITH MICHAEL BURNS: CEO BY GEORGINA BENCSIK & ROSS ULYSSES MUNROE What was the inspiration for your role as CEO of the Invictus Games Toronto 2017?  It goes back some time ago. I was involved with the original bid, which was done by the True Patriot Love Foundation and which I co-founded back in 2009. Essentially two years ago we secured the games and were notified we’d be hosting the games in 2017 and I was asked at the time, given my participation in securing the games, as well as what I have done for close to a...

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by David Suzuki with contributions from David Suzuki Foundation Senior Editor Ian Hanington. In 1926, U.S. automaker Henry Ford reduced his employees’ workweek from six eight-hour days to five, with no pay cuts. It’s something workers and labour unions had been calling for, and it followed previous reductions in work schedules that had been as high as 84 to 100 hours over seven days a week.   Ford wasn’t responding to worker demands; he was being a businessman. He expected increased productivity and knew workers with more time and money would buy and use the products they were making....

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The Waterfront BIA

by Maeve Salichuk The Waterfront BIA – Growing Business on the Toronto Waterfront – The Waterfront Business Improvement Area (BIA) invites you to share in the excitement this summer with spectacular events, new restaurants and a spirit of fun that just won’t quit! Established in 2004, this community driven organization is dedicated to promoting and enhancing the economic and cultural vitality of the Waterfront area. The area welcomes 17 million visitors annually to experience one of Toronto’s premier destinations. Check out the triple award-winning Singing Ambassadors, Thursdays through Mondays from 10 am to 6 pm, June 22nd until September...

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Paola Cortellesi Coming to Toronto

      We are ecstatic to have Paola Cortellesi join us for this year’s Festival! Paola’s “Mamma o Papà?” and “Qualcosa di Nuovo”  films showcase both her acting and writing abilities. She is gorgeous, talented, and adored by her fans – it’s hard to imagine another superstar more unassuming, unpretentious and gracious!Press Conference               Italian Cultural Institute        June 8th | 2:00pm Movie “Something New”     TIFF Bell Lightbox               June 8th | 7:00pm Opening Party                     QRC | Ricarda’s                  June 8th | 9:00pm Movie “Something New”      Cineplex Cinemas              June 9th | 6:15pm Movie “Mum or Dad?” *       Cineplex Cinemas              ...

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Justin Trudeau – Up Close & Personal

Can you tell us about a defining personal experience that helped to drive your commitment to preserving the Environment?  My family’s relationship with the outdoors – with Canada’s natural beauty – has been a lifelong one for me. My dad taught us Trudeau boys how to paddle a canoe almost as soon as we could walk. And like many Canadians, I’ve spent many summer nights out under the stars, beside a campfire, getting eaten alive by mosquitoes and black flies. My dad was never a fan of bug spray.  I’ve always believed that when it comes to our environment,...

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