Keeping things short this week. Take a look at these articles.
The news coming out of the City of Brampton leads me to question the basic competence of the elected leaders and civil servants leading the community. The Toronto Star is reporting that Brampton Council did not fully understand one of the largest public expenditures in the city's history.
Andrew Leech tackles the question of the muzzling of government scientists. His position will be criticized by many, but it has a certain sense.
Martin Regg Cohn in the Toronto Star writes about the new rapprochement between Quebec and Ontario as the dual Liberal premiers begin to build common ground. The way Western Canadian premiers work together had me wondering if/when Central Canada would start working together in common interests now that its power has declined.
I like David Soknacki, who is running for Mayor of Toronto. Perhaps it's my appreciation of a fellow nerd trying to make a difference in political life, but Edward Keenan lays it out the Soknacki case quite nicely.
The NDP is in a tough position. Mr. Mulcair has to find away to not be outshone by Trudeau. I obviously have my preference, but that is't the case for all Canadians. The Globe is reporting how the NDP will try to win back the lead from the Liberals.