Thursday, August 4, 2016

Worth Reading - August 4, 2016

The Liberal government has announced plans to reform how Supreme Court justices are selected. The hope is to make the process less elite, which strikes me odd for the most prestigious court in the land.

From the Globe and Mail's Doug Saunders, the role of parties in democracies

Why one urbanist decided to run for city council

Wired magazine has a story about American cities de-paving their roads and turning it into gravel in order to meet shrinking budgets. 

Chuck Marohn had a run-in with his local newspaper. I cannot say I have not had similar feelings toward narrow-minded media coverage.

By shifting trips from car to bicycle Portland, Oregon may by freeing up $138 million per year for the local economy. I really love this article, it gives a real sense of the potential.

From the National Post's Stephen Gordon, the Conservative Party is foolish for attacking carbon pricing

Transit riders and commuters are looking for better service, not high-tech gimmicks in their transportation. 

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