Category Archives: Commentary

“Commentary” is a category of posts devoted to my reflections about topics of personal interest to me.

When I write news reports, of which there are many at this website, I generally – but not invariably – avoid making my personal views the centrepiece of the content. When I write commentary, however, my personal views are the centrepiece.

Globe editorial: All those pedestrian deaths? It’s the cars, stupid – Nov. 9, 2017 editorial

A Nov. 9, 2017 Globe and Mail editorial is entitled:  “Globe editorial: All those pedestrian deaths? It’s the cars, stupid.” I’m not a regular reader of The Globe and Mail. However – good editorial! A Dec. 12, 2012 (that is, … Continue reading

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Highly valuable local history project has been initiated by Ward 6 Councillor Mark Grimes

On Nov. 2, 2017 I attended a highly valuable local history project that has been initiated by Ward 6 Councillor Mark Grimes. The event was held at The Assembly Hall in line with a purpose outlined at two recent posts: … Continue reading

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Screenshots, slides, and audio recording of Urban Flooding Collaborative webinar held on Oct. 17, 2017

Click on images to enlarge them I attended an impressive, informative, well-organized Oct. webinar on Oct. 17, 2017 devoted to the topic of Flood Risk in Ontario. The webinar was presented by Clara Blakelock, M.Sc., M.E.P.P., Water Programs Manager, Green … Continue reading

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Humber Bay Parks – Architectural Project Public Meeting Mon., Oct. 30, 2017 Mimico Library

Following message is from CCFEW (an organization that would hugely benefit from having a shorter and catchier name): Humber Bay Parks – Architectural Project Public Meeting Monday, October 30 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. & 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Mimico Centennial … Continue reading

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Hansard transcript of Oct. 17, 2017 hearing at Queen’s Park regarding OMB Reform is now available

The Hansard transcript of the Bill 139 (OMB Reform) hearing at Queen’s Park on Oct. 17, 2017 hearing is now available. A transcript of the hearing on the same legislative topic, held the previous day on Oct. 16, is also available. By way … Continue reading

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Oct. 26, 2017 issue of Built Heritage News is now available

Click here to access the Oct. 26, 2017 edition of Built Heritage News >  

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Term limits would be tremendously helpful for Public School Boards and Municipal Councils

I’m a strong believer in leadership succession. I’m a firm believer in growth and renewal, in any line of work, in any endeavour that one can think of. I’ve been thinking about that when reading an Oct. 23, 2017 Toronto Star … Continue reading

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I strongly support the striking Ontario college teachers; short-term faculty hiring is a bad-news trend

An Oct. 22, 2017 CBC article is entitled: “Ontario college strike spotlights ‘new norm’ of precarious labour in academia: Hiring short-term contract faculty in colleges and universities is a growing and worrisome trend, critics say.” A related bad-news trend, concerning … Continue reading

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Of stories & frames: Oct. 18, 2017 New York Times article highlights research by Amy Cuddy about body language & related topics

An Oct. 18, 2017 New York Times Magazine article is entitled: “When the RevolutionCame for Amy Cuddy: As a young social psychologist, she played by the rules and won big: an influential study, a viral TED talk, a prestigious job at … Continue reading

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Town of Port Credit Association (TOPCA) Town Hall Mtg & AGM is: Thurs., Nov. 9, 2017 at 7:00 pm at Clarke Hall

Town of Port Credit‏ @TOPCA_Executive *  TOPCA Town Hall Mtg & AGM is: Thurs Nov 9 @ 7pm at Clarke Hall Theme: Lakeshore Corridor – Get Moving #PortCredit * TOPCA = Town of Port Credit Credit Association We owe thanks to Dorothy Tomiuk @Dorothy_Tomiuk … Continue reading

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