Attention BC – today is voting day!

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!

What Can Local Politicians Really Change?

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?

Hume: ‘Canada’s mayor’ sees the city positively – thestar.com

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