Thursday, April 25, 2013

Worth Reading – April 25, 2013

I haven’t had much time to dedicate to digging for news articles so much of these comes from earlier rather than later. Still worth reading though.

An editorial piece appeared in the Toronto Star strongly criticizing Mayor Rob Ford’s performance. From analyzing the mayor’s schedule he spends far too much time in “private” and not enough doing the city’s business

Astronomers have identified two Earth-like planets orbiting a star not dissimilar to our sun. I love news like this.

From the Hamilton Spectator, the paper attended the CivicAction conference on congestion and got feedback from municipal and provincial leaders. 

Spacing asks a critical question, what to do in a zombie apocalypse in Toronto? 

Chantal Hébert says that the Conservative attack ads against Justin Trudeau (LPC – Papineau, QC) reveal a midlife stagnation

Meanwhile in Ontario the provincial Liberals are readying themselves for an election this spring. As I’ve said many times before I don’t think that we will going to the polls this spring; I believe a fall election is far more likely. Perhaps that will be fodder for a future Tuesday post.

The Star was also at the conference held by CivicAction. Their focus was much more on the Toronto angle. The Star reported that Mayor Ford is the only municipal mayor in staunch opposition to dedicated funding of transit. The consensus on this issue is very encouraging.

Finally, a blog post from Samara Canada’s Kendall Anderson. Anderson offers a great perspective that is often overlooked, MPs and their families. While most people understand that politicians sacrifice family life they rarely consider the real costs involved.

Frustrated by the commute? You’re not alone. (Zombies)

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