Monthly Archives: May 2011

How to ride a bike on Queen Street

Cycling on the streets of Toronto is fun, convenient, enjoyable and relatively safe, but it’s also a serious responsibility. You are traffic and you could be hurt or hurt someone else if you don’t take it seriously. Biking on Queen Street can be a challenge, but once you do it a few times you’ll see just how easy it is.

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Winning at trash collection

There is a lot of anger directed at the city’s unionized trash collectors because of the 2009 strike, which the Fords used to their advantage in the last election, but plowing through poorly costed private contracts just to spite the unions is no way to respect the taxpayer.

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Eight thousand!

I signed in this morning to check my stats … Thanks you guys! The universe must know I like round numbers.

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Canada’s 41st Parliament with mixed-member proportional representation

A few days ago I posted an article on Senate reform, an issue that gets more attention and draws out more opinions than I expected. At the same time, fellow accountant/blogger Neal Jennings was writing his own post on Senate …

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What to do with Canada’s Senate?

Not much has been said lately about reforming Canada’s upper house, the Senate. That’s probably because Canadians don’t know much about our Senate or how it works, and certainly almost no Canadian citizens have ever participated in its selection, being a purely appointed body. Canada’s Senate is effectively impotent, and reform is needed.

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