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A Meeting of the People: School Boards and Protestant Communities in Quebec, 1801-1998 (2004)

This post is a follow-up to an earlier post about Cartierville School. A useful reference, regarding topics in the post, is A Meeting of the People: School Boards and Protestant Communities in Quebec, 1801-1998 (2004). You can access the study online at Google Books. You can do a search for “Cartierville” at the link in the previous sentence. […]

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Good to see story from The Eyeopener, Ryerson University’s student newspaper, picked up by CBC

A Jan. 25, 2019 CBC article is entitled: “Ryerson Students’ Union under pressure to explain ‘baffling’ $250K credit card bill: Credit card statement includes purchases at the LCBO, a shisha lounge and a credit risk company.” It will be of interest to follow how the story, which demonstrates the value of following the evidence, unfolds. […]

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Will The Trump Tape Have A Bigger Effect On The Race Than Past Controversies? Oct. 8, 2016 Five Thirty Eight article

An Oct. 8, 2015 fivethirtyeight.com article is entitled: “Will The Trump Tape Have A Bigger Effect On The Race Than Past Controversies?” Partisan activation The article includes a reference to the concept – which I found most interesting to read about – of partisan activation. In the following excerpt (given time constraints) I have not […]

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Mississauga approves motion to ban door-to-door sales – CBC report, April 27, 2016

An April 27, 2016 CBC article is entitled: “Mississauga approves motion to ban door-to-door sales: Ban not about ‘the girl guides who are maybe selling cookies as a charity,’ says Coun. Karen Ras.” The lead paragraphs note: Mississauga City Council has approved a motion that asks the province to ban some door-to-door sales in the city. […]

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Beware the occupancy probe knock – Message from Toronto Police Service, 54 Division

The following message has arrived my way through the Long Branch Neighbourhood Watch Facebook group, and I am pleased to pass it along: **Please “share” & discuss this with your friends & neighbors** Toronto Police (54 division) states … “Criminals don’t want to break into your home if they think someone’s home. So how do […]

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When immersed in a story we may tend to let down our guard

A Dec. 29, 2015 New Yorker article is entitled: “How Stories Deceive.” The book refers to a book by Jerome Bruner: Actual minds, possible worlds (1986). The wider topic concerns scams and scamming. One of the protections against scamming is evidence-based practice by which I refer to an orientation that focuses on the quality (e.g., […]