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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. […]


Prose must be attributed, Globe and Mail headline writer asserts on April 25, 2016; meanwhile, plagiarist continues to write

Update A Dec. 6, 2016 Toronto Star article is entitled: “College of teachers finds Chris Spence guilty of professional misconduct: Former TDSB education director, accused of plagiarism, will now face penalty hearing.” [end]   You can access the April 25, 2016 Globe and Mail article here. It makes sense that, if a statement is made, the […]


Stories and frames

Stories and frames Update: The ‘Arab spring’ topic is of much interest. We have many choices regarding how we contextualize – that is, frame, or place within a framework – pivotal events (inflection points) that arose years ago. At all times, our access to the past, to history in whichever form, is through the portal […]


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 […]


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., […]


Charbonneau report calls for whistleblower protection, stiffer penalties for lawbreakers: Nov. 24, 2015 CBC article

Scams and scamming In previous posts, I’ve discussed scams and scamming, as in this post: Beware of energy scammers going door to door Gangsters and corruption In previous posts, I’ve discussed gangsters and corruption, as in this post: Farmers’ fields north of Montreal is where the City of Laval was built Nov. 24, 2015 Toronto […]