Tag Archives: Mel Lastman

Politicking In Government

It’s not hard to distinguish between the role of a political party and the role of a government. One is a purely partisan group that works to gain power. The other serves at the will of the people to deliver on the promises made while its members were politicking. Between elections, politicians become governors. Whether…
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How can Chow possibly win?

It is now past Labour Day, the actual start of the 2014 mayoral campaign.  Everything until now has been a prelude.  Now that the race is on, conversations are starting with questions about who is going to win.  I’d prefer that people ask who SHOULD win, or why they should win, or how to help…
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Tai Chi-ing is the new black. And white.

[caption id="attachment_2575" align="alignleft" width="300"] Taking the energy from your foe, without all the vampirism.[/caption] “Tai chi” is now a verb.  I heard it a couple of times at work and it made so much sense that I couldn’t deride it as I do most deviations from the OED. “If he keeps pressing on the issue,…
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Bottoms up, Toronto!

I don’t know much about politics, but I recognize an injustice when I see one.  The Mayor is being criticized for behaving like an alcoholic, as if incoherent speech and erratic behavior is new to Toronto City Council.  Anyone remember the plastic bag or shark fin soup bans last year?  Sometimes the whole Council acts…
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