Friday, January 9, 2015

Worth Reading - January 9, 2015

Apologies for the delay. I spent all of yesterday travelling back from Ontario to the Northwest Territories. As a big of a pain that airlines and airports can be it's pretty amazing how far and how fast we can travel. These are some of the stories that caught my attention in the last couple of days. Going forward more normal schedule (Tuesday/Thursday) should follow.

I first saw this in the Brampton Guardian, the province of Ontario is considering a highway from Vaughan to Milton. This strikes me as a foolish decision. Freeways never reduce traffic. Perhaps there is a case, but there are so many more valuable projects to invest in.

Not long ago I drove past the "monster house" a few times a week. San Grewal reports on the ongoing court case over its construction. It's a weird little story, but I like it for the how-urban-planning-affects-real-people angle.

A fixture in Ontario media, Leslie Roberts of Global Television, has been accused of using his platform to promote his clients at a public relations firm for money. It's hard to believe Mr. Roberts will keep his current position over these revelations.

Kevin Vickers, the Sergeant-at-Arms of the Parliament, has been named to be Canada's ambassador to Ireland.

The attack on Paris publication Charlie Hedbo is as shocking as it is tragic. The details, as I understand them, are truly horrific. Cartoonists around the world has rallied at the death of one of their colleagues and have produced amazing art in defiance. Here is a selection from The Walrus.

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