Thursday, June 5, 2014

Worth Reading - June 5, 2014

Eric Grenier of the 308 Blog has written a piece about the potential impact of the debate on the Ontario results.  

The Globe and Mail has put together a handy little tool to figure out who to vote for in the Ontario election, platform positions are outlined. 

Now for something completely different, Andrew Coyne advocates for the abolition of tipping

Tim Hudak (PCPO – Niagara West-Glanbrook) has taken a page from the federal Conservatives and has demonized the practice of coalitions. Of course, coalitions are entirely proper under out system, as Martin Regg Cohn reports. 

From the Globe and Mail, the ONDP and Andrea Horwath (ONDP – Hamilton Centre) are the biggest wildcards going forwardin the election. I’m inclined to agree.

Jon Lorinc in Spacing has written an extensive five-part series about the political games and mismanagement that resulted in the Scarborough Subway. It’s a scathing series that illustrates how politicians overrode the sense of their experts. Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4.  Part 5

Speaker Andrew Scheer in the House of Commons is generally considered quite soft-spoken. Maclean’s has an interesting piece about his growing ire

The Atlantic proposes that perhaps the United States needs to hold a new constitutional convention to fix the errors of the present federal government. 

An article examining the paradox of young, educated people who are disengaged from politics

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