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Ridiculous promises of “job creation” rule Toronto and Ontario elections.

The motif of job creation is back in the public debate, and this time it’s playing especially loud. Both Toronto and Ontario elections feature all sides talking about jobs, as if these were be-all and end-all of the economy. “Vote

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Rob Ford is Still Popular Precisely Because He Is So Bad

OK, so we know Rob Ford has done some Bad Stuff. For those who don’t, let me recap briefly: He smoked crack cocaine, has been drunk in public multiple times, hung out with people with criminal connections and initially tried

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Toronto May Need Subways, But Not the Way Rob Ford Wants To Build Them

When Rob Ford ran for Mayor, he positioned himself as a penny-pinching conservative. His election slogan was “Respect for taxpayers”. He should have added – except when it comes to subways. When it comes to subways, taxpayers’ money is less

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