Friday, December 6, 2013

Worth Reading - December 6, 2013

Apologies for the delay. I was on the road yesterday. After logging 600 km on the road, and getting up at 4 AM I did not trust my ability to articulately share interesting reads.

Michael Chong’s Reform Act is gaining significant momentum, and opposition. The Star updated us on the efforts to empower Members of Parliament and change how political parties operate. 

Chantal H├ębert discusses the communications strategies being used by the Prime Minister’s Office on the Senate Scandal and how it reveals their tone deafness

Jon Lorinc might be the most interesting writer chronicling Toronto politics. In the Walrus he compares Rob Ford to Don Quixote

How increasing density would help decrease congestion in Toronto. One of the most interesting aspects of congestion/sprawl in the GTHA is that people cannot afford to live in the areas they want and therefore must move to the suburbs and must own a car. This is something that is definitely reflected in my personal experience. 

Martin Regg Cohn writes that an election is approaching for the province of Ontario. The NDP are doing well in the polls and are the only party that has supported the minority Liberal government. Expect the Wynne government to lose the budget vote in the spring, Cohn warns. 

Christopher Moore reviews a book analyzing Westminster parliaments in the Anglo-world. Moore’s review highlights to what extent Canada is an outlier

Worth Watching

Patrick Klepek, news editor at Giant Bomb, recently spoke at a TEDx talk about internet etiquette. 

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