Weekly roundup January 19 – 25

Articles/Columns

Authoritarian Leaders and Agenda Setting Pedestrian Observations

Why I Will Vote ‘No’ in the UBC Endowment Referendum

The heretical lesson behind the latest RCMP shooting: jail doesn’t work National Post

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Weekly roundup January 12 – 18

Articles/Columns

In praise of our underrated food courts Toronto Star

The Warthog Lives! The Weekly Standard

Renaming the Lady Byng after Jean Béliveau would miss the point Maclean’s

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Weekly roundup January 5 – 11

Articles/Columns

Netflix cracks down (cough, cough) The Globe and Mail

Western Standard — What were we thinking? Western Standard
^ From 2006 when the Western Standard printed the Danish cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad.

Cellphones Do Not Give You Brain Cancer FiveThirtyEight

The CBC offers winter tips to Canadians who haven’t figured out how to wear a coat yet National Post

The Beer Store can’t stop treating us with contempt Ottawa Citizen

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Weekly roundup December 29 – January 4

Articles/Columns

Game of Thrones: How airlines woo the one per cent The New Yorker

Prescribed fires returning the Sawback to its historic state Calgary Herald

Scott Feschuk’s hottest, most inexplicable tech trends of 2015 Maclean’s

Team Canada’s road to world junior gold seems clear Toronto Star

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Weekly roundup December 22 – 28

Articles/Columns

Doug Saunders has written a dreadful column about the “resource curse”, and I’m going to explain why it’s dreadful Worthwhile Canadian Initiative

A small resolution for Toronto in 2015 Metro

How The Beer Store lobby wins friends and influences politicians Toronto Star

The Ice Breaker The New Yorker

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Weekly roundup December 15 – 21

Articles/Columns

One of Canada’s Famous Five gets Google Doodle Calgary Herald

Tories’ anti-pot ads inadvertently offer a case for legalizing marijuana National Post

On Christmas I’ll be dining alone. Any questions? Toronto Star

The truth about smart cities: ‘In the end, they will destroy democracy’ The Guardian

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Weekly roundup December 8 – 14

Articles/Columns

The 10 Best Canadian Heritage Minutes Of All Time
^ All 5 instalments of this blog series are great. Ranking all the Heritage Minutes is a noble (err.. amusing at least) venture.

It’s time for Ontario to break its auto habit Maclean’s

Calgary’s soaring transit use suggests high ridership is possible even in sprawling cities The Transport Politic

Competition ‘theatre’ won’t solve U.S. price differences The Globe and Mail

Editorial: The Surprisingly Useful White Elephant (On The Union-Pearson Express) Transit Toronto

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