Thursday, September 19, 2013

Worth Reading - September 19, 2013

Since I did not write a Worth Reading last week I have amassed a staggering amount of content to share. I probably have over fifty links to sift through to see if I have anything good. Let’s see what I can find.

The Toronto Star is reporting about Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario leader Tim Hudak’s (PCPO – Niagara West-Glanbrook) difficulties in winning the premiership of Ontario . A strategist offers advice for Mr. Hudak, but I’m not sure much of it is useful or not blatantly obvious.

From The Atlantic Cities, why is voter turnout so pathetically low in local/municipal elections? I like some of the ideas here, and explanations. Definitely worth checking out.

Interesting piece in the National Post. Tom Mulcair (NDP – Outremont, QC) has been shifting his fire towards the Liberals attempting to bring down Justin Trudeau’s (LPC – Papineau, QC) numbers. Mulcair’s main attack is that Trudeau is all style and no substance.

Kelly McParland, also from the Post, has a pretty funny discussion about the types of questions Justin Trudeau is willing to answer.

While not at all surprising in a minority legislature, it looks like Premier Kathleen Wynne (OLP – Don Valley West) is readying for an election.

This Slate piece is about an experiment called “40 Days of Dating”. In it two friends agree to date. They had never had an outward expression of desire for each other, but they agreed to try and document their experience. The results are fascinating.

An editorial from the Toronto Star calls the proposed Scarborough subway plan a costly bungle. 

An intern’s death in Alberta is leading to loud calls for reform. 

In the National Post Dylan Jones argues that the obsession with Senate reform in Canada is a costly distraction from other, more effective reform that is much more attainable. 

More trouble for the Ontario Progressive Conservatives. A prominent PCPO shadow cabinet member has been booted out after discrepancies in his accounts. 

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