Articles from June, 2018

Change is Scary but LRT Plan is Sound
Every city that builds LRT goes through the same angst. Soon we will look back and wonder how we could have ever been so scared.
by Ryan McGreal
Published June 22, 2018 in Special Report: Light Rail (1 comment)

The Absent Voice of the Silenced
Shannen Koostachin really believed that kids could change the world. I can't think of a better way to name a new school than to honour her memory and legacy.
by Larry Pattison
Published June 22, 2018 in Special Report: Education (0 comments)

Setting the Record Straight on Common Anti-LRT Lies
The anti-LRT group uses fearmongering and misinformation to try and undermine the case for LRT. Here is the truth.
by Ryan McGreal
Published June 21, 2018 in Special Report: Light Rail (8 comments)

Canada's Food Security is Vulnerable to American Political Chaos
The United States has an erratic, abusive President. Can anyone say with confidence that he would not threaten food exports to Canada in order to get his way?
by Karen Burson
Published June 20, 2018 in Commentary (0 comments)

PlanLocal Ward 2: Participatory Budgeting at Work
PlanLocal Ward 2 asks residents and business owners to put their minds to creating 'Beautiful Streets and Spaces' in the Ward.
by Alexandria Anderson and Michael Borrelli
Published June 19, 2018 in Anniversary Party (1 comment)

Lively Transportation Panel Discussion Unpacks Historic Challenges, Opportunities
After 30 years of blundered opportunities to make our communities safer, healthier and more prosperous, the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area has a shot to get it right - but it will take lots of citizen engagement and political leadership.
by Ryan McGreal
Published June 18, 2018 in Special Report: Walkable Streets (1 comment)

Doug Ford's Guide to Governing Ontario
You know where those downtown elites can stick their fancy-pants math. Doug Ford always keeps his promises and he never flip-flops.
by Kevin Love
Published June 18, 2018 in Ontario Election 2018 (10 comments)

A Culture of Cancelling: Ontario's Post-Election Reactions Highlight Problem with Social Justice
The alt-right is adept in recruiting the lost, the vulnerable, and the scared. If the progressive movement fails to create a home for acceptance and learning, people may look elsewhere for answers.
by Chris Chiu
Published June 18, 2018 in Ontario Election 2018 (0 comments)

Cannon Cycle Track a Success: Staff Report
A new staff report recommends making the Cannon Cycle Track permanent and enhancing its physical protection.
by Ryan McGreal
Published June 14, 2018 in Special Report: Cycling (0 comments)

Ward 7 Appointee Should Help Council Look More Like Hamilton
The appointment of a replacement Ward 7 councillor is an excellent opportunity for Councillors to recognize that they are not, as a body, representative of the people they work for.
by Craig Burley
Published June 12, 2018 in Municipal Election 2018 (6 comments)

Community Engagement Should be an Ongoing Conversation
We cannot continue to keep treating engagement as an exercise that happens once or only around one issue and then stops abruptly.
by Cameron Kroetsch
Published June 12, 2018 in Municipal Election 2018 (0 comments)

A Sad Day for Ontario
Doug Ford won the election with a lazy, scandal-ridden campaign fueled by lies and cheap slogans. No one, not even Conservatives, should be particularly happy about this.
by Ryan McGreal
Published June 08, 2018 in Ontario Election 2018 (6 comments)

A Blue-Collar Worker Reflects on the Provincial Election
A government that focuses more on affluence and corporate profits will only broaden the gap between rich and poor. I worry about families like mine who will get caught in this growing net of have-nots.
by Patti Encinas
Published June 06, 2018 in Ontario Election 2018 (2 comments)

Ontario Has a Revenue Problem, Not a Spending Problem
When Ford says Ontario's spending is out of control, he's lying. When he says he can cut spending without cutting service, he's lying.
by Ryan McGreal
Published June 05, 2018 in Ontario Election 2018 (3 comments)

Theatre Review: Chekhov's 'The Bear' at The Pearl Company
From the syncopated pulse-like prologue to the beautiful little Eden-inspired epilogue/apotheosis, this is not a production that anyone can afford to miss.
by Daniel Gariépy
Published June 05, 2018 in Reviews (0 comments)

Metamorphosis: Climate Change Documentary Chronicles Ingenuity and Hope
From the deep ecological connection humans share, a radical form of optimism emerges. These stories of creative, flexible, versatile and systemic solutions offer hope of a livable future.
by Doreen Nicoll
Published June 04, 2018 in Healing Gaia (0 comments)

The Ontario PC Party is a Moral Shambles
Doug Ford's PC Party openly panders to bigots, refuses to explain how they will pay for their promises, and can't even run nominations without chaos. Does anyone seriously think they're fit to govern?
by Ryan McGreal
Published June 01, 2018 in Ontario Election 2018 (5 comments)

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