In Honour of Rob Ford’s first day on the job, let me tell you a story I have about meeting the man. For those of you that don’t know, I work at a high school. Our school hosted a townhall meeting in May this year for the mayoralty candidates. All of th…Continue reading
In Honour of Rob Ford’s first day on the job, let me tell you a story I have about meeting the man. For those of you that don’t know, I work at a high school. Our school hosted a townhall meeting in May this year for the mayoralty candidates. AllContinue reading
(The Burberry design house is next to my hotel. It’s funny too see hundreds of skinny people in trench coats who all look alike, in one spot!)Continue reading
So in case you haven’t heard, Rob Ford was elected Mayor of Toronto last night. But you knew that, to find out why (oh why??) read my post from earlier today explaining how Toronto electing a conservative mayor and a progressive council actually makes a lot of sense. But this comment is about the vigorous […]Continue reading
One of things that I noted about Ford’s seemingly surprising victory in Toronto is that the field of candidates was historically weak. Joe Pantalone was not a particularly suitable vessel for carrying on Miller’s centre-left legacy. (I recall reading someone who said that Pantalone had all of Miller’s negatives andContinue reading
Chris LaBossiere, President of the Alberta Party, wrote an interesting post on getting over left/right political labels in this province to pursue a common goal. What he said wasn’t new and neither does it tackle the complexity of the issue he introduc…Continue reading
Yesterday, Toronto chose fear and anger over reason and measure, they elected Rob Ford as mayor. Check my twitter feed from Oct 25 for some of my first gut responses to the win and people’s reactions to it. What follows is, hopefully, a more thoughtful response. Now I’m not happy about this, at all. But I […]Continue reading
With news emerging that ducks landed in Suncor and Shell tailings ponds in addition to a Syncrude pond, things have gone from bad to worse for the Stelmach Government.Suffering from a self-described ‘international image problem,’ there’s no doubt the A…Continue reading
October 26, 2010
Lane Closure – Wapiti Road at CN Tracks
Motorists are advised that Wapiti Road will be reduced to one lane traffic at the CN Tracks on Wednesday, October 27, for road maintenance and work on the medians. Construction i…Continue reading
The organized lynching of truth-telling by way of FoxNoise, of course.From The Guardian this morning:A Fox News contributor and former state department adviser has accused WikiLeaks of conducting “political warfare against the US” and called for those …Continue reading
Last night was our organizational meeting where the new council was officially sworn-in.
The last few weeks have been quite a roller coaster; the suspense of the election, the euphoria after the win, too many congratulations to count and then in to …Continue reading
My cousin-in-law is now the mayor of Oshawa!
After serving one term on council, John Henry captured the mayor’s seat with nearly double the number of votes won by second place finisher and incumbent John Gray.
Mayor-elect Henry finished with 15,268 v…Continue reading
My brother forwarded me this article in the Financial Times recently. Superficially about the fall of Rome and other civilizations, as chronicled by Joseph Tainter’s Collapse of Complex Societies, it links back to the fact that the complexity of the financial sector has increased far faster than the balance of the economy — the “real” […]Continue reading
Quick thoughts from a quick election night:I’m putting the over/under on strike days during Rob Ford’s four years as mayor at 150 daysToronto’s political scene is going to have a giant hole without George Smitherman aroundJack Layton, leader of a feder…Continue reading
But hey, when you’re wrong 70% of the time you’re right 30% of the time, right? Jesus, this is going to be a long four years. Also, what Chet said. Okay, drinking now.Continue reading