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Joe Fantauzzi: THE PROBLEMS OF CARDING: Excising the Discriminatory Police Street Check Process

Over at Academia.edu, I have posted an updated public policy analysis of the police practice of carding, also known as “street checks” that I did as part of my Master’s course load. The full paper can be found HERE. But here is the Executive Summary: This policy analysis paper examines three options to deal with . . . → Read More: Joe Fantauzzi: THE PROBLEMS OF CARDING: Excising the Discriminatory Police Street Check Process

Joe Fantauzzi: The Political Economy of The Sharing Economy

Introduction Today, getting a lift to the store is as easy as loading an application on a digital device and summoning a roving car to one’s door. It is fast, cheap and, many argue, less onerous than ownership. The so-called sharing economy is on the… . . . → Read More: Joe Fantauzzi: The Political Economy of The Sharing Economy

Joe Fantauzzi: From Participatory Budgeting to Co-operative Tenant Control: An Alternative Policy Recommendation For Toronto Community Housing

Toronto Community Housing (TCH) is a huge organization with a crucial mandate. Located in Canada’s most-populous city and the capital of the Province of Ontario, TCH provides housing for 164,000 low and moderate-income people in 58,500 homes. The age… . . . → Read More: Joe Fantauzzi: From Participatory Budgeting to Co-operative Tenant Control: An Alternative Policy Recommendation For Toronto Community Housing

Joe Fantauzzi: Post-Democratic Trend Lines in Etobicoke

Since news broke of the decision by Toronto mayor candidate Rob Ford to step away from the mayor’s race and be replaced by his brother Doug the term “feudal” has been thrown around a lot. The argument quite often associated with the use of this term generally appears to be that the Ford family is . . . → Read More: Joe Fantauzzi: Post-Democratic Trend Lines in Etobicoke

Joe Fantauzzi: Needed: A Real Deal For Cities

Over at NinetyTwoPointEight, I have written a post about the need for substantive discussion during the ongoing Toronto municipal election about freeing up the city from the paternalism of its relationship with and dependance on the province of Ontario. Here is the link: Election 2014: A Lost Opportunity To Push For A Real Deal For . . . → Read More: Joe Fantauzzi: Needed: A Real Deal For Cities

Joe Fantauzzi: Good Reading: Paisley Rae On Really Engaging With Toronto Politics

Toronto’s municipal election campaign is officially underway. When it is all over on Oct. 27, 2014, several school board trustees, 44 councillors and one mayor will be elected. Paisley Rae has written a poignant post pressing Torontonians to ask important questions about needs in the city and whether it is reasonable to expect that such . . . → Read More: Joe Fantauzzi: Good Reading: Paisley Rae On Really Engaging With Toronto Politics

Joe Fantauzzi: Good Reading: Paisley Rae On Really Engaging With Toronto Politics

Toronto’s municipal election campaign is officially underway. When it is all over on Oct. 27, 2014, several school board trustees, 44 councillors and one mayor will be elected. Paisley Rae has written a poignant post pressing Torontonians to ask important questions about needs in the city and whether it is reasonable to expect that such . . . → Read More: Joe Fantauzzi: Good Reading: Paisley Rae On Really Engaging With Toronto Politics

The Liberal Scarf: Family feuds in Ontario NDP as Horwath rushes to clamp down on dissent

Ontario NDP infighting is all over the news this week, as we saw sharp divides between Andrea Horwath’s office and others in the party. Long-time Ontario NDP’er and front-bench critic MPP Paul Miller was booted to the backbench this weekend, after a dispute between himself and Horwath boiled over The MPP from Hamilton East—Stoney Creek . . . → Read More: The Liberal Scarf: Family feuds in Ontario NDP as Horwath rushes to clamp down on dissent

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Life In Scarborough Part Whatever +1: The State Of Coffee In Scarborough

Noticed today that the Coffee Time outlet next to Kennedy Avenue subway station had gone TU.  It was obviously too upscale for this neighborhood.  It’s been replaced by a pimply white kid in a mesh-back cap sporting an LA Raiders logo on it who sells 8-balls of crack out his car window.  I asked him for a . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Life In Scarborough Part Whatever +1: The State Of Coffee In Scarborough

BigCityLib Strikes Back: B.C. Premier Christy Clark Is Hot

I would still vote NDP if I were out there.  Nevertheless, she is hot.  Very, very hot. That is all.

PS.   Actually, no it isn’t quite all.  I am standing inside my new condo; the sectional just arrived.  I am officially a Scarberian now.  Where are my subways?

. . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: B.C. Premier Christy Clark Is Hot

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Hudak Promises More Stuff He Can’t Pay For

World class cities build underground. When finances are available, our priority for Toronto will be to build subways.Translation: one day far, far down the line (as it were), Scarborough will get its subway.  One day. . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Hudak Promises More Stuff He Can’t Pay For

Defending Public Healthcare: LHIN boss: We are going to take money out of hospitals

“We are going to have to take money out of the hospitals. It’s not a small amount. We’re talking about millions,” Debbie Hammond, CEO of the government’s Central East Local Health Integration Network told the Scarborough Mirror.

The result is hospitals will specialize, focusing on what they do best, Rouge Hospital CEO John Wright . . . → Read More: Defending Public Healthcare: LHIN boss: We are going to take money out of hospitals

RedBedHead: Mayor Ford Is Mad. Mean Mad. And, Oh Yeah, A Racist.

I’m mad, really mad!

Mayor Ford wants to clarify his comments from the other day, following the tragic shooting in Scarborough. Here’s what he said at the time:

Asked how he planned to force gangsters out of Toronto, Mr. Ford said: “I don’t know and that’s what I’m going to sit down with the prime . . . → Read More: RedBedHead: Mayor Ford Is Mad. Mean Mad. And, Oh Yeah, A Racist.

Trashy's World: Friday miscellany…

… summer doldrums edition… +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ I hate guns. I really do. And I did long before all of this tragic shit that has gone down in Scarborough and now in Colorado. Don’t give me that crap about gun ownership being a right or not having to worry about lawful owners of guns. I don’t want . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: Friday miscellany…

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Signs Of The Apocalypse Appear In T.O.

These have been appearing everywhere in my end of the city. I mean everywhere, not just on the Scarborough side of Vic Park.  When my wife sees him she’ll shit and tell me we have to move.

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Johnny’s Burgers

I’ve been going to Johnny’s Burgers on and off for 15 years, and been served by the same gang (esp. the Russian fellow at right and little Chinese fellow center-left, looking away from the camera) during that whole time.  Now I am hearing a rumor that Johnny’s going to hang them up in a year or so and . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Johnny’s Burgers