Weekly roundup April 7 – 13


Jim Flaherty: a light goes out on Parliament Hill Maclean’s

Jim Flaherty to students: ‘Public service is good for you’ National Post

Under the covers Toronto Star

Public broadcasting at the crossroads–an open letter to CBC president Hubert Lacroix TV feeds my family

Get on your knees and opt-out National Post

Dimitri Soudas could have planned the most romantic election ever



I love this GEICO ad

Weekly roundup March 31 – April 6


Stephen Colbert responds to #CancelColbert campaign by dedicating an entire show to racial controversy National Post

17 reasons why Canada needs simple tax reform now Financial Post Magazine

Stop adding up the wealth of the poor Reuters

The Talk The Walrus

Saying goodbye to Toronto’s Cookbook Store Maclean’s



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Weekly roundup March 24 – 30


Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream”: Explaining the hit music using music theory Slate

Eulogy for a Bookstore Torontoist

Fair Elections Act proof the Conservatives are no normal government National Post

How Transit Pays for the Automobile’s Sins Streetsblog USA

My life with you riding the train National Post

The Myth of the Science and Engineering Shortage The Atlantic


Weekly roundup March 17 – 23


Reconsidering Toronto’s Regent Park: Look again – it’s where Canada works The Globe and Mail

Amtrak refuses to subsidize the long distance trains any longer Reason & Rail

Redford failed to get the small things right Calgary Herald

Redford’s Red Wedding Maclean’s

‘Priceless’ Priddis land gifted to land trust before Calgary can encroach Calgary Herald



Weekly roundup March 10 – 16

I have been in Washington, DC most of this week, so this is the start of the week articles.


Recline, don’t ‘Lean In’ (Why I hate Sheryl Sandberg) Washington Post

Why a city sales tax isn’t such a bad idea The Grid

A Short History of Canadian Income Taxation Dead for Tax Reasons