Thursday, May 8, 2014

Worth Reading - May 8, 2014

This week’s Worth Reading focuses on the Ontario election for the most part.

As the Ontario election gets underway Andrew Coyne proposes sensible, meaningful and practical reforms to our debates, which means they are likely impossible. 

From Maclean’s magazine, a recently nominated federal Liberal candidate and close associate of Justin Trudeau (LPC – Papineau, QC) may have broken rules to win the nomination

Leaks from the Chinese government indicated that the communist regime there is preparing for the collapse of the last Stalinist state, North Korea

From the Toronto Star, there are great concerns in San Francisco about its housing market and the impact of gentrification and the tech boom. The author here extrapolates implications for Toronto, but I personally find it alarmist. 

Earl Washburn at the Canadian Elections Atlas does great work on electoral analysis and projection, I highly recommend his site during the Ontario (and all other) campaign. 

The Prime Minister has decided to attack our Supreme Court’s Chief Justice, which has not made a single person nervous. 

Calgary has undergone a remarkable transformation into a deeply bike-friendly city with an extensive network in just a few short years. Thanks Mayor Nenshi!

From the London Free Press, how Southwestern Ontario will shape the outcome of the Ontario election. 

Martin Regg Cohn on the unpredictable nature of the current Ontario election and lays the groundwork for how the campaign has begun.  

Walkom in the Star lays out what ONDP leader Andrea Horwath (ONDP – Hamilton Centre) has risked by withdrawing support from the Liberals

Goar in the Toronto Star discusses the depth of shamelessness in our politics on every level. 

Brampton’s new flood plan may be the impetus needed for extensive downtown redevelopment

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