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Letters Of This Type

Have you followed the debate in the TED Ideas Lab "Mayors get things done. Should they run the world?" Benjamin Barber argues in his new book "If Mayors Ruled... more
Municipal government
Mayors
urban planning
Innovation
governance
World
Ted Talks
Globe and Mail
A win for the ages by the ladies today. A truly Canadian masterpiece that ranks as one of thee absolute best pieces of hockey drama. The MVP was the Canadian... more
Danadian Womens Hockey Team
Womens Olympic gold medal game
Liam Maguire
Olympics
Socki 2014
Gold medal
Hockey
Canada
OC Transpo donations for me? No, that’s just not in the cards. Here’s my take on the Mayor’s Christmas party: Neat idea but $60K seems extravagant. It’s not... more
Jim Watson
Ottawa Food Bank
governance
City of Ottawa policy
The Conservatives were caught cheating multiple times by an organization (Elections Canada) doing its job. The penalties should be far harsher for cheating in... more
Fair Elections Act
Elections Act
electoral reform
Elections Canada
governance
Conservative Party
Pierre Poilievre
Stephen Harper
Reform
proportional representation
Robocall scandal
Senate
Federal Government
Canada
What troubles me most about this City/NCC exchange is that substantially critical comments were made by one level of government about another level of... more
NCC
Jim Watson
governance
2014 Municipal election
Mike Maguire
City of Ottawa
Ottawa
2014 Ottawa Municipal Election
The reason I like Justin Trudeau's move is that it takes a step in the direction of making the Senate less partisan. I don't think there's anyone who argues... more
Senate reform
Justin Trudeau
Liberal Party
Liberal Senators
Canadian Senate
governance
Canada
Canadian politics
Mailmen and women are a Canadian institution. Home mail delivery is important to many people, especially seniors and the handicapped. This is something the... more
Canada Post
Home mail delivery
Change.org petition
Seniors
Handicapped
Canada
Slates in municipal politics are not good because once elected they reduce the power of residents to influence local policy and decision making. I imagine the... more
Municipal election slates
2014 Municipal election
Conservative slate
Jim Watson
Mark Taylor
Marry Pitt
City of Ottawa
Ottawa
Political parties
2014 Ottawa Municipal Election
I tweeted last night that Andrew Coyne had the best line of the day. In his Post Media column he called the senate events “edifying” and went on to describe... more
 
October 23, 2013
Senate
Senate scandal
Stephen Harper
Mike Duffy
Federal Government
governance
Canada
Hog wash! The easiest, cheapest and most sensible solution can be made without knowing the cause. Changing the bus schedule as David Jeanes and Kelly Egan... more
Bus-Train accident
Transportation safety plan
OC Transpo
governance
City Hall
Jim Watson
Via Rail
Rail transportation safety
Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Barrhaven
The most responsible and independent scientific analysis that I could find on the subject of anthropogenic global warming is that of Richard Muller, a... more
climate change
science
Berkeley Earth
While you do have to kill an animal to test brain tissue for rabies, there was absolutely no valid reason to suspect this animal had rabies, given that rabies... more
Killing wildlife in cities
Wildlife strategy
NCC wildlife policy
NCC
Gatineau Park
Gatineau
Lynx
This could have all been avoided if the City had conducted proper public consultations at the very beginning. An honest approach is always the best. I really... more
Casino
governance
Ottawa City Council
Jim Watson
FEDCO
City of Ottawa
Ottawa
@Lawrence J. Kramer The United States will end up going bankrupt 'quantitatively easing'/'being the market' before the American people will trust the... more
investing
manufacturing
trade
deregulation
US economy
German economy
I just returned last night from three days of training in Chicago by Al Gore for the Climate Reality project. In traveling there (car pooling in a Prius), it... more
Climate Reality Project
climate change
Energy East pipeline
Oil pipeline
Rail transportation
Stephen Harper
Canada
Ottawa
Enbridge
Gas prices

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