Here’s a little known fact about my hometown, Toronto, Canada: If you took all of the residents of Toronto, had them lie down flat on the ground in a straight line aligned east to west, with each person’s feet just brushing the top of the head of the next person to the east, you’d have [...]
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Life frequently places valuable opportunities in our paths. Unfortunately, many of us are insufficiently attuned to our environment to spot them. Others recognize the prospects, but they are so committed to the rut they have trod for themselves that they are afraid to take so much as a step off their set course even when [...]
I recently saw a newspaper headline that asked, “What’s behind Canada’s poor productivity?” Alright, I admit it. It’s me. I’m a slacker. I apologize profusely for letting the country down.
The phrase in the Canadian constitution that most closely parallels “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” in the American Declaration of Independence is “peace, order and good government.” Canada, my home and native land, is a fine, upstanding country that one can, for the most part, be quite proud of, but I can’t get [...]
Halton, a municipality near Toronto, my hometown, is considering incinerating trash and generating electricity in the process. Halton is still in the investigation and public consultation phase, but, if it goes ahead, the incinerator will, it’s reported, likely be able to handle 70% of the garbage from the Greater Toronto Area, which includes Toronto and [...]
As I write this, much of the world is in the midst of World Cup fever. I’m not a sports fan, so that doesn’t interest me, but it’s reminded me of one of the weird, sometimes migraine-inducing, but generally quite wonderful things about my hometown, Toronto. It is such a cosmopolitan city that, no matter [...]