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New Year’s 2018: making sure the new year is new

Is it the age we live in, or is it just my age, that deflates expectations around New Year's Eve? I remember New Year's parties where long tables groaned under roasts of beef and ham, platters of cheeses, fruits, and breads, armies of crystal goblets, twinkling beneath chandeliers or candelabras, cut glass decanters of potent…
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exceptions are not solutions: creating a special property tax class

In the social swirl of the holiday season, I’ve been caught in conversations with people who are enthusiastic about the creation of a special property tax class for creative enterprise hubs (announced earlier this year and covered recently by Murray Whyte in The Star, an article which includes our friends at Akin Collective - whose…
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Death on the streets: competing rights and close encounters

Forgive me for provocative titling, but this post makes only passing reference to the massacre in Las Vegas in order to introduce the idea of competing rights.  It’s really about the close encounters between road users sharing City thoroughfares in calm, leafy, peaceful Toronto. Here’s the gratuitous reference to Las Vegas: there is a constitutional…
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