Month: July 2014

How To Beat Ford

There can be no one left in their right mind who supports re-electing Rob Ford. I’m all for differences of political opinion. We can hold different ideas on transit, the environment, what sort of development is best for the city. However, if you want to re-elect a corrupt substance abusing serial liar with criminal ties, whose actual track record as Mayor is also terrible you either hate this city or have lost your goddamned mind.

Fighting against his re-election is not about political differences, it’s civic self defense. (more…)

Mandatory Voting Works, That’s the Problem

After election night concessions and congratulations are done, the news inevitably reports on the low voter turnout. Ontario’s recent election actually featured an increase in voter turnout for the first time in two decades. That’s the good news. The bad news is turnout was still only 52%. While any democracy should want to improve on a number like that, mandatory voting may be the worst way I can think of to do so. (more…)