Thursday, November 27, 2014

Worth Reading – November 27, 2014

Steven Fletcher (CPC – Charleswood-St. James-Assiniboia-Headingley, MB) has been getting attention lately for the right to die. Fletcher is the first disabled cabinet minister in Canadian history.

San Grewal in the Toronto Star reports that only one of the 23 incoming councillors in Brampton and Mississauga is a visible minority. Grewal reports that 40% of Peel is visible minority, and in Brampton that number is 67%.

Andrew Coyne reflects on the honesty of our politicians

Jon Lorinc writes that Premier Kathleen Wynne (OLP – Don Valley West) and Mayor-elect John Tory need to intervene in the dysfunctional Toronto District School Board

Richard Florida reflects on a report suggesting transferring powers to cities in the United Kingdom. There are obvious implications for Canadian cities.

The Agenda is calling for people to talk about The Simpsons. What a wonderful world.

Joshua Hind writes a very late election piece for the Toronto mayoral election. Writing from a left-wing perspective he theorizing how the opposition to Rob Ford will have to change to deal with John Tory.

I would not be surprised that most people don’t know what a grand jury is, but many heard about them following the decision in Ferguson. This piece looks at their history in relation to Ferguson

Gracen Johnson writes on what the impact of driverless cars might be on our cities and towns. 

Finally, a piece positive about millennials. This piece suggests that millennials are poised to be strong leaders. Now if only they could find work... 

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