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[URBAN NOTE] Seven Toronto links

  • Jamie Bradburn shares photos from his neighbourhood’s East Lynn Pumpkin Parade, here.
  • Sidewalk Labs is going to release details of all the data it wants to collect. The Toronto Star reports.
  • NOW Toronto reports on the controversy in the NDP riding association for Parkdale-High Park over the nomination, here.
  • There is a napping studio in Toronto, offering people the chance to nap for 25 minutes at $10 per nap. The National Post reports.
  • CBC reports on a film about Little Jamaica, a neighbourhood along Eglinton Avenue West that might be transformed out of existence, here
  • Daily Xtra looks at the legacy of the Meghan Murphy visit to Toronto.
  • Spacing notes that the Toronto Reference Library has a large collection of Communist newspapers available for visitors.
  • The idea of Metrolinx paying for the repair of damaged Eglinton Avenue does make a lot of intuitive sense. CBC reports.

[PHOTO] Re-elected, not elected, not elected, not elected, in Davenport (#elxn43)

My neighbourhood of Dovercourt Village, i the federal electoral riding of Davenport, re-elected incumbent Liberal MP Julie Dzerowicz. The bid of NDP candidate Andrew Cash to reclaim the seat he held for four years after the 2011 Orange Wave came to naught. (Alas.)

Their signs–and the signs of other parties–still remain on lawns across my neighbourhood.

Re-elected #toronto #dovercourtvillage #dupontstreet #davenport #canada #cdnpoli #elxn43 #liberals #juliedzerowicz

Not elected, not elected #toronto #dovercourtvillage #dupontstreet #davenport #canada #cdnpoli #elxn43 #conservatives #sanjaybhatia #ndp #andrewcash

Not elected, not elected #toronto #dovercourtvillage #dupontstreet #davenport #canada #cdnpoli #elxn43 #ndp #andrewcash #greens #hannahconoverandrews

[NEWS] Five #cdnpoli and #elxn43 links from last night, ten from now

  • The Greens took Fredericton on the grounds of their strong work there.
  • RM Vaughan, meanwhile, notes for Daily Xtra how LGBTQ voters in New Brunswick are gravitating towards the Greens.
  • Jason Kirby at MacLean’s wonders how determinative Google Trends data suggesting a surge of positive interest for Jagmeet Singh will be for NDP results.
  • The robocalling intending to confuse people as to the date of the election in eastern Canada should meet with criminal prosecution. CBC reports.
  • The only non-Liberal elected in Newfoundland and Labrador is the NDP candidate Jack Harris, for St. John’s East. Global News has it.
  • Chris Selley at the National Post blames the Conservative failure on the poor platform of Andrew Scheer, here.
  • Canada has a Liberal government again, this time a minority. Global News reports.
  • CBC notes that, despite Liberal weaknesses, the Conservatives simply did not break through into the 905.
  • Michel Auger at Radio-Canada looks at the challenges of the Liberals in Québec and in the West.
  • Greater Montréal is divided between Liberals on the island of Montréal and the Bloc on the mainland. Radio-Canada has it.
  • The Calgary Herald looks at reaction in Alberta to the Liberal minority government, here.
  • The results from British Columbia are interesti0ng. Was there much change at all? Global News reports.
  • Jody Wilson-Raybould, kicked out of the Liberal caucus, was re-elected as an independent for her riding of Vancouver Granville. Global News reports.
  • Fatima Syed at the National Observer looks at how indigenous voters are looking to the NDP for representation in the new government.
  • Jeremy Wildeman at The Conversation explains the disenchantment of progressives with Justin Trudeau.

Written by Randy McDonald

October 22, 2019 at 11:30 am

[NEWS] #cdnpoli and #elxn41 items from across Canada: BC, Alberta, Québec, PEI

  • The affordability of rent was an election issue in British Columbia. CBC reports.
  • Philippe Fournier notes at Maclean’s that the sheer solidity of the Conservative vote in Alberta means that province will not get that much attention.
  • The Bloc Québécois has good reason to be exacerbating the clash between Québec and Alberta in the federal campaign. The National Post reports.
  • CBC reports on the growing unpopularity of the Liberals in Québec outside of Montréal, here.
  • That the Liberals had a campaign song that was initially translated very badly into French is a big gaffe. CTV News reports.
  • Philippe Fournier at Maclean’s noted the legendary volatility of Québec politics, here.
  • Will the Orange Line extension in Montréal be guaranteed funding, no matter who gets elected? CBC reports.
  • The fate of NDP Berthier-Maskonge MP Ruth Ellen Brosseau, elected in the 2011 Orange Wave, may determine the fate of the NDP in Québec. CTV News reports.
  • Atlantic Canada is likely to see substantial losses for the Liberals, as reported here.
  • Stu Neatby reports that advance poll turnout on PEI rose by 13% compared to 2015.
  • Will the PEI riding of Egmont go Conservative? CBC considers.

[NEWS] Five politics links: Ontario, Québec, NDP, Prince Andrew, Alberta

  • Enzo DiMatteo suggests at NOW Toronto that Ford wants Scheer to lose, so Ford will have a chance with the federal Conservatives, here.
  • Jonathan Montpetit writes at CBC Montreal about the conservative nationalism that has become mainstream in Québec under the CAQ, here.
  • Robyn Urback writes at the CBC about the failure of the NDP under Jagmeet Singh to capitalize on the weakness of the two dominant parties, here.
  • I do think that the rumoured connections of Prince Andrew to the Epstein network could easily become a huge unexpected crisis for the British royal family. VICE reports.
  • Max Fawcett at MacLean’s is probably right to note that, to be taken seriously, Alberta should stop voting Conservative. His arguments are here.

Written by Randy McDonald

September 15, 2019 at 10:15 pm

[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: TIFF and transit, 311 Mildenhall Road, Galleria, 7 Labatt, NDP

  • Sean Marshall takes issue with how TIFF monopolizes much of the downtown, including key arteries like King Street.
  • blogTO reports on the luxurious estate of 311 Mildenhall Road, recently off the market at a price of well over $C 10 million.
  • Urban Toronto shares renderings of the first phase of Galleria on the Park. Wow.
  • Dozens of artists are working out of 7 Labatt Avenue, a warehouse set to be demolished. The Toronto Star reports.
  • NOW Toronto reports on the mess involving the NDP in the riding of Parkdale-High Park, here.

[NEWS] Five Canadian politics links: marijuana, NDP, Québec, Green Party, ISIS, Brexit and film

  • There is a shortlist of likely marijuana store locations in Ontario that includes Yorkville in Toronto. Global News reports.
  • Éric Grenier at CBC reports that the NDP in Québec risks falling to pre-Orange Wave levels of support.
  • Former NDP leader Thomas Mulcair warns that the weakening of the NDP stance on environmental issues might led to mass defections to the Green Party. CTV has it.
  • Given the lack of any legal obligation to expedite the return of ISIS fighters holding Canadian citizenship, the Canadian government seems inclined to let them remain in detention in former ISIS territories. Global News reports.
  • Brexit is boosting the Canadian film industry, given our numerous advantages as described by the Hollywood Reporter.

[URBAN NOTE] Six Toronto links: 488 University, Scarborough, Davenport, police, BiWay, Cabbagetown

  • Urban Toronto shares a photo of the Residences of 488 University Avenue, built on a converted office tower and nearing completion.
  • Urban Toronto notes newly-released plans for the massive redevelopment of the Scarborough Town Centre area, transforming parking lots into space for more than a dozen residential towers and extensive parks.
  • CBC notes that Andrew Cash, former NDP MP for my riding of Davenport, is seeking the NDP nomination for the 2019 riding. I would strongly consider voting for him if he does run.
  • CBC notes a study reporting on the terribly high rate of interactions, including violent ones, between black Torontonians and police.
  • blogTO reports that BiWay, an old Canadian discount retailer, is set to make a return to Toronto in 2019.
  • Toronto Life interviews people on the street in Cabbagetown about what they think about a controversial proposal for a new daycare in that neighbourhood.

[ISL] Five Prince Edward Island notes: polling, obituaries, UPEI, Charlottetown, Victoria-by-the-Sea

  • The Guardian reports that polling reveals the three leading parties of Prince Edward Island–the Liberals, the NDP, and the Greens–are too close to call.
  • CBC’s As It Happens reports on the confusion caused readers by the fact that, one day, the Journal-Pioneer of Summerside had no obituaries.
  • More international students studying at UPEI have stayed and found jobs locally on the Island, CBC reports.
  • Vacation rentals seem to be cutting significantly into the stock of housing in Charlottetown. CBC reports.
  • The small community of Victoria-by-the-Sea has apparently passed effective legislation to discourage vacation rentals and encourage year-round settlement in its housing stock. CBC reports.

[NEWS] Five links on the Ontario of Doug Ford (@fordnation, #onpoli)

  • Ford and Horvath have already clashed over the question of police oversight. The Toronto Star reports.
  • Brian Budd at The Conversation suggests, drawing from experience elsewhere, that an effective way to deal with Ford Nation populism is for the NDP to adopt a like platform aimed towards those Ford Nation voters who want something better.
  • Michael Babad at The Globe and Mail notes that, for a variety of reasons both structural and contingent, the economy of Ontario will have to experience slower growth in the future.
  • John Ivison notes that Doug Ford’s closing down on wind energy contracts sends a terrible message to businesses seeking secure long-term deals in Ontario, over at the National Post.
  • Doug Ford is being unclear as to what sex ed curriculum, exactly, will be in Ontario schools come September. The Toronto Star a href=”https://www.thestar.com/news/queenspark/2018/07/24/doug-ford-stokes-further-confusion-over-tories-sex-ed-plans.html”>reports.