The Toronto Star recently featured the 2013 Atkinson Series: Me, You, Us, journalist and author Michael Valpy’s investigation into social cohesion in Canada — what binds us together, what pulls us apart.
In its final installment, given the decline in voter turnout, one of the suggestions put forth to advance the cause of social . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Mandatory Voting And Social Cohesion
Expect the new faces of Canadian politics to be young faces – like those of Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson, 34, shown above with some clapped-out old geezer, and Manitoba MP and former NDP leadership candidate Niki Ashton, 31, below.
“Something is happening here, but you don’t know what it is, do . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: Happy New Year! Get ready for generational change in Canadian politics
Miscellaneous material to start your week.
– Michael Katz looks back at how the U.S. abandoned its poor – and how that choice continues to affect people across the income spectrum today. And Michael Valpy discusses how Canada can and should avoid travelling any further down the same path – with his “Big Four” ideas . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Monday Morning Links
This and that for your Thursday reading.
– Barbara Yaffe lets Hugh Segal make the case for a guaranteed annual income to end poverty in Canada: (Hugh Segal) says it could be arranged by way of a tax credit through the income tax system, to top up income of anyone falling below Statistics Canada’s Low . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Thursday Morning Links