Meslin does the math and discovers he agrees with Ford

, July 25, 2013

If you’ve ever wondered what sort of mayor Rob Ford would be if he didn’t have an allergy to common sense and basic math,¬†the latest blog post from Dave Meslin¬†might surprise you. Ford spent some time in Winnipeg this week, and one of the things he really liked about it was that “they only had […]


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Be among the first to help Unlock Democracy

, June 27, 2013

Unlock Democracy Canada is “a new national campaign for voting reform and proportional government.” At least it will be, once it emerges from the “coming soon” stage. In the meantime, when Dave Meslin asks me to “like” a page on Facebook and stay tuned for more information, that’s what I do. He didn’t ask me […]


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Newstalk 1010, whose schedule is 96% male, celebrates a “uterus free” executive committee

, June 11, 2013

Late last night, blogger and White Ribbon team member Jeff Perera brought my attention to a ridiculous tweet by the folks at Newstalk 1010. “She ticked off the Fords,” the tweet read. “Now the Executive Committee is uterus free!” It was a stupid thing to say, and it would be easy to call Newstalk a […]


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I’m starting to agree with the whole “leave Rob Ford alone” argument

, May 27, 2013

It’s not that I’m convinced that this whole thing is a left-wing conspiracy, and it’s not because I think the poor guy has suffered enough. No, the reason I wish this train wreck would come to an end is because it’s exhausting. “This is as bad as it’s going to get,” I told myself this […]


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416-397-FORD

, May 23, 2013

“Mayor Rob Ford’s office!” “Hi, there. Is it true that the mayor just fired his chief of staff?” “Um… I’m a little unclear on that myself at the moment.” “Well, he’s been escorted out of the building, and says he didn’t resign.” “Uh…” “Will the mayor be making a statement?” “Are you a member of […]


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The “Rob Ford’s House” protest has been moved to a much better location

, May 22, 2013

I’m glad to be able to tell you that the Rob Ford protest I mentioned this morning has officially been moved to the offices of Newstalk 1010, the station that airs the mayor’s radio show. “It is a place where the mayor regularly takes questions from the public,” the official statement reads, “and it is […]


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Whose house? Not Rob’s House!

, May 22, 2013

Last night, there was an uneasy new development in the hullabaloo over Rob Ford. No, I don’t mean the coverage on The Daily Show, or the sexist jackass from the Huffington Post who accused a much more accomplished and reputable journalist of being “cute as a button” but not very good at her job. I’m […]


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I don’t want to do this anymore, Toronto

, May 17, 2013

I don’t want to get into it again today, you guys. I really don’t. I don’t want to spend another day at the office checking the news and social media for the latest speculation. I don’t want to contend with the puns and the punditry. Inevitably, I will, but I promise I’ll hate myself for […]


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Five easy ways to support RaBIT and reform local democracy

, May 5, 2013

The good people at the Ranked Ballot Initiative of Toronto have been making some real gains in their campaign to improve our city’s voting system, and they need our help to maintain that momentum. A vote on these issues is expected “sometime soon” at City Hall, so the folks at RaBIT sent out an email […]


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