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The curious case of the robocalls

The curious case of the robocalls

Last spring, a rare atmosphere of youth activism emerged in Canadian politics. Spurred by Rick Mercer and young people at...

Participatory budgeting in Canadian municipalities?

Participatory budgeting in Canadian municipalities?

In my previous post, I wrote that many Canadians don’t know much about municipal planning processes, the implications of the...

Want immigrants to integrate? Give them better transit and affordable housing

Want immigrants to integrate? Give them better transit and affordable housing

Talk about timing. A few weeks ago, in time for provincial elections in Ontario, Manitoba, PEI, and Newfoundland and Labrador,...

The bell tolls for Jack Layton

The bell tolls for Jack Layton

Less than four short months ago, I stood at the back of a standing-room-only crowd in a film studio in...

Election excitement? The startling turn of events preceding May 2nd

Election excitement? The startling turn of events preceding May 2nd

Since Easter weekend, when record-breaking numbers of voters took to advance polls, election fever has gripped this country from coast...

Youth plan to rock the vote on May 2nd

Youth plan to rock the vote on May 2nd

In the past two weeks, an amazing development has taken root at university campuses across Canada. Spurred by comedian Rick...

Why your vote counts

Why your vote counts

Two weeks ago, after the Conservatives’ budget triggered a non-confidence vote, a federal election was called for May 2, 2011....

Bill C-304 one step closer to passing

Bill C-304 one step closer to passing

About a year ago, I wrote extensively about Bill C-304, the much-needed Act to ensure secure, adequate, accessible and affordable housing...

Elite? or just educated?

Elite? or just educated?

Having spent some time working in the US and frequently immersed in American academic journals and conferences, I am well...

The quiet (data) revolution

The quiet (data) revolution

The Canadian Census is a major source of data for any researcher in urban planning, sociology, economics, geography, linguistics, and...

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