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A. Picazo: Ending The Stigma

This op-ed appeared in the Ottawa Citizen on January 28, 2014.   On Dec. 29, Christopher Peloso, the 40-year-old husband of former Ontario deputy premier George Smitherman, was reported missing. “Freedom from depression has been elusive for Christopher,” Smitherman tweeted on the eve of the 29th. “We fear for his safety.” A followup tweet issued . . . → Read More: A. Picazo: Ending The Stigma

Pop The Stack: The Real Toronto Election Map

Note: this post is about the Toronto Municipal election that Rob Ford won. But you know, you can apply the feeling here to more recent elections, sigh. I’ve been very frustrated with the media’s story that the Toronto election was a landslide and that it was all downtown vs uptown. Ford won fair and square […] . . . → Read More: Pop The Stack: The Real Toronto Election Map

Pop The Stack: So, how did that strategic voting go?

So in case you haven’t heard, Rob Ford was elected Mayor of Toronto last night. But you knew that, to find out why (oh why??) read my post from earlier today explaining how Toronto electing a conservative mayor and a progressive council actually makes a lot of sense. But this comment is about the vigorous […] . . . → Read More: Pop The Stack: So, how did that strategic voting go?

Pop The Stack: Two Cities, One Electoral Tale

Yesterday, Toronto chose fear and anger over reason and measure, they elected Rob Ford as mayor. Check my twitter feed from Oct 25 for some of my first gut responses to the win and people’s reactions to it. What follows is, hopefully, a more thoughtful response. Now I’m not happy about this, at all. But I […] . . . → Read More: Pop The Stack: Two Cities, One Electoral Tale

Pop The Stack: I Believe in Toronto

As a temporary exile from the Centre of the Universe I don’t get a vote in this week’s upcoming municipal election. But I do have a stake. Toronto is my home, it’s where my heart lives and I intend to return and live the majority of my life there. So here’s what I believe about […] . . . → Read More: Pop The Stack: I Believe in Toronto