Thursday, November 20, 2014

Worth Reading - November 20, 2014

John Ivison reflects on the by-election results from this week in Whitby-Oshawa and says that the NDP are in trouble if they cannot gain traction in Ontario’s suburbs. Sigh. By-elections are not great predictors, but...

Recently the Ontario New Democratic Party met in Toronto and its leader, Andrea Horwath (ONDP – Hamilton Centre), was approved at its convention despite deep dissatisfaction with the last election’s campaign. I like how the author in this piece describes the disbelief in Ms. Horwath’s turn to the left, as I feel the same.

Martin Regg Cohn writes a piece on Ms. Horwath’s conversion

$3.1 billion. That’s what the federal government cannot account for at present and are offering no explanation. 

To log into the annals of evidence for reforming Electoral District Associations – Dean Del Mastro’s riding association used tax-subsidized funds to defend him

Edward Keenan congratulates Brampton’s City Council for dealing with part of the spending scandal.

From the Northwest Territories, the legislature is no longer sitting and so CBC tells us what they will be working on over the break. Sadly they left out junior kindergarten.

An editorial from the Toronto Star calls for regionally thinking in the Greater Toronto Area. If the region is to prosper the municipal leaders and province will need to work together and put aside petty differences.

Idil Burale, a candidate for Toronto’s City Council in the last election, offers up detailed analysis saying that Ford Nation is far from dead

CBC reports on research that suggests that university students know shockingly little about Aboriginal issues. I both am not surprised and saddened. 

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