Amanda Grant

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Amanda is a producer at Metro Morning, tracking down key news-makers in the city.

Latest from Amanda Grant

Coming together: 1 year after Toronto van attack, victim's family and witnesses find new ways to help others

One year after the deadly van attack on Yonge Street in Toronto, the family of one of the victims and witnesses affected by it have found ways to move forward from the trauma while also helping others.

Toronto LGBT leader says police 'ignore, dismiss, diminish' missing gay men

​A Toronto LGBT leader says she feels police ignored and diminished the community’s concerns after Andrew Kinsman and Selim Esen went missing in 2017.
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'Dangerously low' staffing puts public safety at risk, Toronto police staff sergeant warns

A Toronto Police staff sergeant and a wife of a front-line officer come forward in exclusive interview with CBC Toronto to raise the alarm about an ongoing staffing shortage.
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Toronto police chief tries to allay concerns with internal memo after officer complaints

Toronto Police chief says officer concerns about staffing will be addressed as the force moves to a new policing model, according to an internal memo obtained by CBC Toronto.

Moss Park volunteers are Metro Morning's 2017 Torontonians of the year

The volunteers behind the Moss Park supervised injection site are Metro Morning's 2017 Torontonians of the Year. Since opening in mid-August, the volunteers say over 120 overdoses have been reversed at the site.
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Toronto Police understaffed and officers 'burned out', union says

The number of Toronto police officers quitting the force is at the highest level seen in five years, according to data obtained by CBC Toronto.
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Toronto police officer says he's 'at risk' as only cop on patrol in his division

Several Toronto police officers say they do not feel safe on the job, according to internal emails and exit interviews given to the union representing police.

Christmas card gets surrealist treatment thanks to Toronto family

From John Lennon and Yoko Ono's bed-in for peace to Salvador Dali's iconic clocks, a Toronto family gets creative with their annual holiday card.

Despacito singer Luis Fonsi says he was impressed by Justin Bieber's Spanish

Despacito singer Luis Fonsi says he's grateful for Justin Bieber's take on his song, opening Latin music up to new audiences in Canada.
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau talks housing, sexual assault and Canada's future

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau talks about housing as a right, #metoo, and what social policy we need in Canada in a one-on-one with CBC's Matt Galloway.

Trudeau says Canadians need 'mindset change' to tackle sexual assault

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau weighed in on sexual assault and harassment on Monday, calling the #metoo movement an "awakening" and saying that Canadians needed a mindset change to address the problem.

70 years apart, navy lieutenants have more in common than they think

Jennifer Martin and David Howard had never met, but they share a bond few Canadians have experienced.

Former Obama speech writer says diversity more important in Trump era

A former staffer to president Barack Obama is in Toronto this week and says diversity in politics and public service needs to be a priority around the globe.
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1 year out: John Tory spills on 'standing up for Toronto' and his motto for getting things done

One year out from Toronto's next municipal election CBC Toronto's Dwight Drummond talks to Mayor John Tory on the challenges he faces at city hall, and what he still wants to get done.

1 year out: Toronto leaders talk about the biggest challenges facing our city

It's one year until the next municipal election in Toronto. That means we'll be hearing lots from candidates, councillors and residents in the coming months, but what do leaders in our community think we should be focusing on in an election year? We asked developers, police, community organizers and city planners to weigh in.