Tag Archives: City Council

a different kind of mayor

To choose Jennifer Keesmaat as the next mayor of Toronto, you would ordinarily compare her virtues to her rival, John Tory.  But these are extraordinary times.  Despite a roaring economy, Toronto’s government was already in a delicate condition and is now under full siege. The newly elected Premier has some scores to settle against a…
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the politics of the Scarborough Subway – a view from above

Welcome to our planet and our City.  Before I take you to our leaders, let me prepare you for what you are about to see. For anyone arriving in Toronto by spaceship this week, or for anyone looking into the city’s affairs for the first time ever, this will astonish you.  A cash strapped City,…
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Disheartening Developments at the Toronto Zoo

To say the least, it’s disheartening that The Toronto Zoo recently found itself embroiled in bureaucratic turmoil. Some years ago, NetGain produced a detailed strategic plan anchored in the idea that exhibits and programs should be focused on environmental leadership. Unfortunately, The Zoo’s implementation of the plan was bizarrely misdirected. Results on the ground included a Jeep…
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