The Politics of Funding Municipal Public Transportation

Municipalities in Canada are charged with building, owning, and maintaining the majority of the infrastructure that supports the Canadian economy and quality of life. Despite the immediacy of municipal responsibilities to the welfare of Canadians, the term ‘local government’ never appears in Canada’s 1867 Constitution Act. Effectively, municipalities in Canada are “constitutional orphans” with noContinue reading “The Politics of Funding Municipal Public Transportation”

Resilient Cities

How do urban centres address inequality? How do cities prepare and overcome extreme weather and climate change? How do cities respond to crises such as health outbreaks or terrorist attack? How do we creating more sustainable cities/green cities? What makes a city resilient to emergencies and persistent social issues? Our experts guests will help us answer these questions.

Resilient Cities

How do urban centres address inequality? How do cities prepare and overcome extreme weather and climate change? How do cities respond to crises such as health outbreaks or terrorist attack? How do we creating more sustainable cities/green cities? What makes a city resilient to emergencies and persistent social issues? Our experts guests will help us answer these questions: Ken Greenberg, Urban Designer, Teacher,Continue reading “Resilient Cities”

Ontario Elections 2014

We try to separate Ontario’s reality from political fiction in the midst of the 2014 Ontario General Election. Experts offer their analysis on two of the biggest challenges facing Ontario: jobs and transit. On Thursday, June 12, 2014, go out and vote!

Ontario Elections 2014

It is election season in Ontario. So far, the campaign period has been full of plans, programs, claims, and counter-claims. This week, we try to separate reality from political fiction on two of the most widely reported issues: is there a jobs crisis in Ontario? is there a credible plan for transit? This is a special Ontario election episode. OurContinue reading “Ontario Elections 2014”