Weekly roundup November 10 – 23

Went on a long weekend to Montreal last weekend and though I read many things, I spent my time walking around the city instead of posting things to the internet.


Mockery for the booze monopolies National Post

Canada’s glorious bipartisan tradition of messing up military procurement National Post

Real World Use Cases for High-Risk Users

Time to repopulate Canada’s arrival cities The Globe and Mail

Why I Left The CBC And Its Toxic Atmosphere Huffington Post

My life at the National Post, and why I’ll miss it National Post



^ via Heather

Montreal Photos

Geodesic Dome
Biosphère (a geodesic dome)

Metro Escalator
One of the many long escalators to the Montreal Metro

On a large stump
We found a very large stump to sit on.

Tile Bench
This bench tried to camouflage itself but I found it.

The long weekend ended with some snow before we caught the train back home.

You can find all my posted photos on flickr.

Weekly roundup November 3 – 9


Quebec union’s mind-boggling use of racism to attack Alberta’s privatized liquor sales National Post

Archaeologists discover ancient subway buried beneath Toronto The Beaverton

Research Council official time signal celebrates milestone CBC


Weekly roundup October 27 – November 2



The Great Paper Caper GQ

Rod Love was the man behind Ralph Klein’s throne Calgary Herald

Portland’s end to free disabled parking opened up spaces, exposed widespread abuse downtown Oregon Live

Flood diversion project no longer based on economic worth, documents show Calgary Herald



Weekly roundup October 20 – 26


How private is your VPN security tool? Check the terms The Globe and Mail

Full Pundit: Black day in October National Post

An easy way to make Parliament Hill safer National Post

Lessons for Toronto from Nenshi Nation Spacing


Weekly roundup October 13 – 19


Librarians won’t stay quiet about government surveillance The Washington Post

Jean Tirole’s Nobel Prize Is Also a Win for Modern Microeconomic Theory The New York Times

Walking the thin blue line: How stigma is silencing police officers Ottawa Citizen

CRA has been charitable Financial Post

John Tory’s TIF transit plan offers no free ride Toronto Star

Revisiting Robin Hood’s agenda: Be less concerned about taking from the rich and focus on giving to the poor Worthwhile Canadian Initiative


Weekly roundup October 6 – 12


Cities must crack down on the scourge of convenient, efficient taxi service National Post

The Horror of a ‘Secure Golden Key’ The Keybase blog

The Gummi Bear Chronicles The New York Times