Category Archives: City Planning

Secret’s Out: International Trade is Just Trickledown Economics 2.0

From @PMHarper:  “The #CETA trade negotiations are the most transparent and collaborative that Canada has ever conducted. #cdnpoli“ Sure.  I don’t know who PM Harper was trying to impress–maybe his mother–because no one in the Canadian laity bought that line. There is a reason why democratically governed nations resort to secret meetings when it comes to trade agreements. …
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Scarborough Subway: A Ride to Nowhere

The triumph of Scarborough subway advocates is demoralizing.  I felt the same way at the height of the Toronto casino debate, but this is worse.  Much worse. The casino debate was like a gold rush.  Everyone was afraid of missing out.  Otherwise decent public servants and politicians turned into lobbyists for a plan that would…
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