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Letters Of This Type

Some recent commentary about advertising by third party interest groups (or “PACs”)) has been inaccurate and/or has included undemocratic or incomplete... more
Federal Elections 2015
Canada Elections 2015
Advertising
PACs
Liberal Party of Canada
Conservative Party of Canada
Green Party of Canada
NDP
cdnpoli
Canadian democracy
democracy
Canada
Elections 2015
"Here we go again," I thought, as the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) cameraman knocked on the door. It was the last day of April and the first day of... more
Wildlife
Bears
Ontario
CBC
Bear Hunting
Bear hunting in Ontario
Ontario Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry
Northern Ontario
natural resources
bear cubs
Education
American hunters
European hunters
science
Elliot Lake
The Senate has moved the final vote on the controversial anti-terror bill to Tuesday at 5:30pm EST. Coincidentally that will be hours after the Auditor General... more
Bill C-51
Canadian Senate
Senate reform
Senate scandal
NDP
Lansdowne’s TD Sign: Failed City and Corporate Governance  The bad news is that OSEG is again illuminating the Lansdowne veil’s massive TD sign at night. The... more
TD Bank
Lansdowne
Ottawa
Sign
OSEG
Why Corporate Campaign Contributions Are Undemocratic By Alex Cullen   Next week Ottawa City Council will be debating a motion from rookie Councillor Tobi... more
Municipal elections
corporate contributions
democracy
City of Ottawa policy
City of Ottawa
Ottawa
Part 5.      Ottawa’s New Central Library: What for? What like? Where? This Essay is dedicated to the librarians at Ottawa Public Library, with special thanks... more
libraries
information technologies
knowledge
City of Ottawa
Part 4. The Modern Library is also a Knowledge Factory Over the week, I have submitted to Unpublished Ottawa three short essays on Ottawa’s next Central... more
libraries
Internet
World Wide Web
knowledge
PART 3. The Modern Library is a Gateway to Total Reading Over the last few days, I have submitted two short essays on Ottawa’s next Central Library. It is now... more
Reading
Public Libraries
Books and Reading
Ottawa Public Library
knowledge
PART 2. The Modern Library Opens a Window into the Whole Written World A day ago, I submitted to Unpublished Ottawa a first essay on Ottawa’s next Central... more
libraries
copyright
Google-books
digitization
Ottawa Public Library
information technologies
Municipal Affairs
community and neighbourhood
City of Ottawa
Ottawa
PART 1.  The Modern Library is also a Community Centre On March 31, the Ottawa Public Library (OPL) will hold initial discussions on a new Central Branch in... more
Ottawa Public Library
information technologies
Municipal Affairs
community and neighbourhood
City of Ottawa
Ottawa
Show Her the Money We need to move beyond awareness to achieve greater gender representation. Just tweeting about it won’t get us very far. Every year in the... more
IWD
gender politics
social equality
Women in Politic
gender parity
The province of Ontario is poised to introduce a long-awaited carbon pricing plan, some seven years after the four-party Western Climate Initiative (WCI)... more
Ontario
Stephen Harper
Carbon Fee and Dividend
Carbon Emission
Kathleen Wynne
The words “budget” and “public consultation” may evoke suppressed memories of uncomfortable folding chairs, stale muffins and cold coffee. More worrisome,... more
2015 Municipal Budget
Ottawa City Council
City of Ottawa
Tobi Nussbaum
Catherine McKenney
Jeff Leiper
Mathieu Fleury
David Chernushenko
Ottawa
According to Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson exit strategies are one of the better ideas to dealing with gangbangers. He also dismisses the need to hire more officers... more
gangs
Ottawa
Policing
budgets
violence
guns
Jim Watson
Ottawa City Hall
Ottawa police
It's time for Ontario to liberate local beer. It makes no sense to persist in enabling big beer to have an unfair advantage over our homegrown craft breweries... more
craft beer
local beer
The Beer Store
Ontario beer regulations
Ontario Government
small business
Ontario

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