Ten articles for you to consider this week; ranging on all sorts of different topics.
Mark Jarvis, political science professor, writes a piece following up on Samara’s report on political parties. Much like I have written elsewhere, Jarvis argues that Canadians need to take ownership.
In Ontario politics, the ONDP is hoping to win overdisenchanted Liberal voters in the next election (possibly this spring).
The Russian invasion of the Ukraine has kept the world on edge. In this first piece Russian forces take control of the Crimea.
In this second piece, the Russians move to “legally” allow the annexation of the Crimea.
Calgary mayor Naheed Nenshi is one of my favourite politicians and he is quite popular in other cities across the country. During a visit he made to Toronto he criticized Toronto’s city government for switching to a subway for Scarborough.
In February I attended the “Gone Wild” fur fashion show in Fort Smith, which highlighted traditional clothing and trapping practices, along with modern fashion. It was a wonderful event, and the clothing was exceptionally beautiful, though I’m still hunting for a pair of moccasins.
Paul Wells writes in Maclean’s that there is a scenario where Canada and Quebec will be faced with a referendum if the Parti Quebecois wins the election called for April 7th.
Newspapers reported that Olivia Chow (NDP – Trinity-Spadina, ON) will enter the race to become Toronto’s next mayor. Jon Lorinc has five questions he would like Ms. Chow to answer.
From the St. Catharines Standard, the Manning Networking Conference, a conservative assembly, there were concerns about the Conservatives’ relationship with democracy.
Something fun from The Atlantic Cities, a wonderful piece of graffiti mocking social media.