THE ONTARIO CORONER’S CYCLING REPORT: THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE TAKEAWAY

I bike in Toronto. I’ve been hit by a car (and walked away), slipped on street car tracks, cussed out and been cussed out. It’s a great way to get around, but it can be tough out there. So, I was interested to read the Ontario Coroner’s morbidly titled “Cycling Death Review“. I was concerned to learn that I am the right gender to get smoked on [...]

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Giorgio Mammoliti and the abuse of language

In his 1946 essay "Politics and the English Language", George Orwell explains how the political use of language is more often employed to obscure meaning than to illuminate [...]

Confusing weather with climate in the UK Riots

Over at Macleans OnCampus, Robyn Urback shrugs off the political and social causes and implications of the UK riots. Fair enough; you can make a reasoned argument in that [...]

COUNT ME IN FOR “ONECITY”

By now you’ve probably heard about TTC Chair Karen Stintz (pictured) and Councilor Glenn DeBaeremaeker mega-plan for transity in Toronto- OneCity. Royson James has all the [...]