Today is November 19th, 2011. It’s voting day in all municipalities across the province. Vote for the mayors, councillors, and trustess that you feel will make a difference in your community. There’s no level of government closer to our daily lives that our municipal governments. Get out and vote BC! Polls are open 8am to 8pm. Continue reading Attention BC – today is voting day!
I think this is a question that a lot of people ask themselves, but usually in a rhetorical fashion. A lot of people believe that local politicians can’t do anything. This results in large voter apathy for municipal elections. As many as half the people in the city don’t know a civic election is happening this month. You would think the lawn signs have tipped … Continue reading What Can Local Politicians Really Change?
Sometimes I wonder what has happened to Toronto. How did Rob Ford get elected again? There seems to have been big backlash against David Miller and his previous tenure as mayor. When I lived in Toronto for my one brief year (actually 11 months to be exact), I had the opportunity to actually vote for David Miller. He was definitely a progressive who promised big … Continue reading Toronto Today
Hume: ‘Canada’s mayor’ sees the city positively – thestar.com. One thing I like about Toronto is the Toronto Star. They have some interesting and articulate pieces from people such as Christopher Hume. When into urbanism, then Christopher Hume usually makes for a great read. Also, the Toronto Star is one of the few more independent newspapers in this country. Hume goes into comparing two newly … Continue reading Hume: ‘Canada’s mayor’ sees the city positively – thestar.com