5 References In 2011 it was revealed that a TDSB school Valley Park Middle School had been holding Muslim prayer services for students in its cafeteria during school hours the prayer services lasted 30 to 40 minutes and were led by an imam from a nearby mosque School administration were required to prepare the mosque and non-Muslim students attended classes during the prayer sessions and were not allowed in the cafeteria. During the prayers boys and girls were separated by benches with girls placed behind the boys Menstruating girls were prohibited from participating but could observe from the back row the Huffington Post commented:. ! In 2001 Toronto School Board Trustee Sam Basra was convicted of Immigration Act charges and was forced under the Education Act to resign his seat He pleaded guilty in August 2001 to selling fake offers of employment to potential immigrants for US$1,500.00 each This came to light after being tipped by a former employee police raided Basra's paralegal firm and found 250 false letters of employment in March 2001 Arjan Singh launched a $15 million lawsuit against Basra alleging that while doing paralegal work Basra forged documents to make him think his rights case was active more than a year after it was closed After much infighting among the trustees and inaction from then Chair of the Board Donna Cansfield to make an appointment to fill the vacant trustee seat left by Basra a by-election was called for April 2002 costing the board $160,000.00 Stan Nemiroff defeated former Mayor of Etobicoke Bruce Sinclair in the by-election to become the new Ward 1 trustee representing Etobicoke North Racial religious and disability-related issues. Main articles: History of Ontario and Upper Canada Crawford Purchase, 4 References Language Main article: Clergy Corporation The first administrator of the UNDP was Paul G Hoffman former head of the Economic Cooperation Administration which administered the Marshall Plan Other holders of the position have included: Bradford Morse former Republican congressman from Massachusetts; William Draper venture capitalist and friend of George H.W Bush who saw one of the UN system's major achievements the Human Development Report introduced during his tenure; Mark Malloch Brown who was previously Vice President of External Affairs at the World Bank and subsequently became UN Deputy Secretary General Kemal Dervis a former finance minister of Turkey and senior World Bank official was the previous UNDP Administrator Dervis started his four-year term on 15 August 2005 Crime in Toronto has been relatively low in comparison to other major cities in 2017 a ranking of 60 cities by the Economist ranked Toronto as the fourth safest major city in the world and the safest major city in North America a CEOWORLD magazine ranked Toronto as the 95th safest cities in the world for 2018 running behind several other major cities like Tokyo Osaka Singapore Hong Kong and Taipei but ahead of any other city in North America For comparisons to various cities in North America in 2012 for example the homicide rate for the city of Toronto was 2.0 per 100,000 people, yet for Atlanta (19.0) Chicago (18.5) Boston (9.0) San Francisco (8.6) New York City (5.1) and San Jose (4.6) it was higher while it was significantly lower in Vancouver (1.2) in 2007 Toronto's robbery rate also ranked low with 207.1 robberies per 100,000 people compared to Detroit (675.1) Chicago (588.6) Los Angeles (348.5) Vancouver (266.2) New York City (265.9) Montreal (235.3) San Diego (158.8) and Portland (150.5) However in 2018 Toronto had the highest homicide rate among major Canadian cities. Toronto's homicide in 2018 was a record high at a rate was 3.11 per 100,000 people higher than the 3.05 per 100,000 people for that of New York City the number of homicides that year broke the homicide record that was set 27 years prior Contents. .
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