PostArctica: Walk # 5 –

“Walkers are ‘practitioners of the city,’ for the city is made to be walked. A city is a language, a repository of possibilities, and walking is the act of speaking that language, of selecting from those possibilities. Just as language limits what can be said, architecture limits where one can walk, but the walker invents ...

PostArctica: Walk # 2 Part 1

“With cities, it is as with dreams: everything imaginable can be dreamed, but even the most unexpected dream is a rebus that conceals a desire or, its reverse, a fear. Cities, like dreams, are made of desires and fears, even if the thread of their discourse is secret, their rules are absurd, their perspectives deceitful, ...

PostArctica: Walk # 1

“Being human is itself difficult, and therefore all kinds of settlements (except dream cities) have problems. Big cities have difficulties in abundance, because they have people in abundance.” ― Jane Jacobs, The Death and Life of Great American Cities Started at Metro Champs des Mars. There is a lot of construction in this location, the ...

Pushed to the Left and Loving It: The NDP’s Obsession With Justin Trudeau Could be Their Undoing

“I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.”  – Franklin D Roosevelt Just hours before the Globe and Mail debates on the economy, a story surfaced suggesting that Justin Trudeau was in trouble in Papineau.  It started out as “may be” but then quickly changed to “is”‘ as the results of ...

Pushed to the Left and Loving It: The NDP’s Obsession With Justin Trudeau Could be Their Undoing

“I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.”  – Franklin D Roosevelt Just hours before the Globe and Mail debates on the economy, a story surfaced suggesting that Justin Trudeau was in trouble in Papineau.  It started out as “may be” but then quickly changed to “is”‘ as the results of ...

Accidental Deliberations: On historical connections

Needless to say, we have ample reason to laugh at Justin Trudeau’s attempt to cast himself as bearing any similarity to Tommy Douglas when it comes to social justice and economic management. But it may not be long before one significant link develops between the two. Based on a quick scan, the 1962 federal election ...

CalgaryLiberal: Should JT Run?

So this one Quebec MP, who is a capable politician in his own right, who has spoken at hundreds of Liberal fundraisers over the years, has national branding from his father, and has, over the last while, began to finally eke out his own brand, has said no to running for the Liberal leadership. Not ...