LORINC: Don’t count out Doug Ford just yet

The dominant media narrative in the wake of Friday’s mind-blowing events was that Doug Ford — to paraphrase Lloyd Bensten — is no Rob... Read More

LORINC: Forget Ford Nation, it’s Feudal Nation

Can you just substitute one for the other? For voters across Toronto, as well as those living on the steppes of Ward 2, the apparent... Read More

LORINC: The insanity of the election season transit debate

According to all the polls and the pundits, transit has become the top-of-mind issue in this year’s municipal election, and the... Read More

LORINC: Ignore Ford at your own peril

On the first day of September, 2010, news reports about Toronto’s mayoralty race were dominated by matters both trivial and... Read More

LORINC: John Tory’s not-so-hypothetical Scarborough Subway problem

After Olivia Chow’s horrible week last week, John Tory has seen his transit platform placed under a high-power microscope in recent... Read More

LORINC: The mixed legacy of Karen Stintz

In many ways, Karen Stintz’s entirely predictable departure from the mayoral race last week provides a useful dose of clarity in a... Read More

LORINC: The obvious choice for Toronto’s next top cop

Say you’re a cop in your mid-40s, and you run a police force in a largish city in, say, the U.S. north-west, or the United Kingdom, or... Read More

LORINC: Desperately searching for a substantial debate over policing

Besides summer barbeques and pledges to keep the streets clean, there’s nothing quite so as predictable about Toronto’s civic... Read More

LORINC: Rethinking the integrity commissioner’s role

According to media reports from last week’s marathon council session, Toronto politicians slapped Giorgio Mammoliti with toughest... Read More

LORINC: An adult conversation about transit, redux

Last week, I proposed in this space three key moves that Kathleen Wynne’s Liberals could make to signal their seriousness about... Read More