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Of interest to local history buffs: City background files from 2016 investigation report regarding conduct of a local councillor

A previous post, of interest to local history enthusiasts (who may be relatively few in numbers, but they are enthusiastic nonetheless) in South Etobicoke, is entitled: On July 12, 2016 Toronto City Council Agenda: Investigation report regarding conduct of Ward 6 Councillor Mark Grimes At the current post, I will share the contents of the […]

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‘Of course, bold socialists intent on destroying rather than reforming capitalism have brought about some rather unpleasant historical outcomes’ – Aug. 2, 2018 Atlantic Monthly article

An Aug. 2, 2018 Atlantic Monthly article is entitled: “The Hunger for a Bold Socialism: The political preferences of two college professors, writing in a prominent leftist journal, are informed by the belief that ‘making people’s lives materially better isn’t enough.’” An excerpt from the article reads: “Of course, bold socialists intent on destroying rather […]

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Learning to live in a post-fact world, where persuasion is most effective under conditions where facts don’t matter, is nothing new

I am currently working on my next opinion article for the Etobicoke Guardian / Toronto.com website, concerning the dismal history of land-use decision making in Long Branch. In a previous article, submitted on June 30, 2018, I spoke of the very desirable lakefront community of Long Branch. A subtext to my description of Long Branch – […]

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Can the Alexander Technique help people who stutter speak more fluently?

I was interested to read an article, in the February 2018 newsletter of the Canadian Stuttering Association, about the Alexander Technique. The article describes the Alexander Technique as a speech therapy technique that aims to address stuttering at the subconscious level, by releasing what is described as a subconsciously engrained form of muscle tension – […]

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Falsehoods penetrate further, faster, and deeper than accurate information on Twitter: Massive MIT study

A March 8, 2018 Atlantic Monthly article is entitled: “The Grim Conclusions of the Largest-Ever Study of Fake News: Falsehoods almost always beat out the truth on Twitter, penetrating further, faster, and deeper into the social network than accurate information.” An abstract of the Science article, on which the Atlantic Monthly article is based, reads as […]

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From LRT construction to waterfront development, Mississauga appears to be surpassing Toronto when it comes to vision: Dec. 5, 2017 Toronto Star article

A Dec. 5, 2017 Toronto Star article is entitled: “Mississauga is starting to think past its suburban status: From LRT construction to waterfront development, the city appears to be surpassing Toronto when it comes to vision, writes Christopher Hume.” Citizen engagement I have been written previous posts about the contrast between Mississauga and Toronto, when […]

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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 of introducing the contents of the Oct. 17 hearing, which I attended in person, I’ve […]