ELECTION: What we didn’t talk about

An old aphorism about elections attributed to former Canadian prime minister Kim Campbell is that the campaign trail is no place for... Read More

ELECTION: John Tory’s shameful fiscal record

During his years out of office – between the end of his stint as the leader of Ontario’s Progressive Conservatives and his victory in... Read More

LORINC: Keesmaat latest candidate to dream of a Gardiner-free future

If the City of Toronto has an evergreen municipal election issue — besides our ritualistic self-flagellation about transit — it has... Read More

LORINC: Debating on the fringe

All of a sudden, Toronto’s spectral mayoral race has turned into a fringe festival. Seemingly out of the blue (though not actually)... Read More

LORINC: What would Jane Jacobs do in these trying times?

My favorite item of clothing is a black t-shirt emblazoned with a trenchant question: “What Would Jane Jacobs Do?” I have an entirely... Read More

LORINC: The notwithstanding chaos of Doug Ford

Pardon my language, but what a fucking mess. Over the weekend, I was trying to develop a column examining why this municipal race ... Read More

LORINC: What does ‘effective representation’ look like at city hall?

Sometimes, good things happen for all the wrong reasons, and the hearing for the various challenges to the Tories’ bill to slash the... Read More

LORINC: What about those mandate letters, Premier Ford?

Given the thin broth that was the Tories’ election platform, it’s hardly surprising that Premier Doug Ford’s first month in office has... Read More

LORINC: Uploading subway system a disaster-in-waiting

It can’t be said too often, or too loudly: Premier Doug Ford’s pledge to upload the subway system will become the Brexit of Toronto... Read More

LORINC: Mammoliti is perfect example of why Toronto needs term limits

On the day after Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservatives passed a law stomping all over local democracy in Toronto, it’s worth pointing... Read More