Toronto should speed up on Vision Zero

There’s much to applaud in the reboot of the City of Toronto’s road safety plan, Vision Zero, that city council approved this week. The plan, aimed at eliminating road fatalities, will reduce speed limits on dozens of arterial roads across Toronto by 10 km/h, double the number of red light cameras to catch speeders, and change the criteria city More...

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By SLPundit On Thursday, July 18th, 2019
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Take a walk in the woods for better health

In the 19th century, Henry David Thoreau wrote about the problems of modern society, the importance of nature and the restorative benefits of spending time outdoors. “We need the tonic of wildness,” he writes More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, July 17th, 2019
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The Liberals should do better on gun control

No federal government can achieve all its goals in a single four-year mandate. Still, it’s hard not to share Nathalie Provost’s frustration with the Trudeau government’s snail-like pace on gun reform. Provost, More...

By SLPundit On Tuesday, July 16th, 2019
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Ford government should listen to the alarm sounding in Brantford

It shouldn’t take a tragedy for the Ontario government to respond to the alarm bells that are being rung by the Brantford-based Brant Family and Children’s Services. But so far it appears that no one at Queen’s More...

By SLPundit On Monday, July 15th, 2019
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Creating a separate seniors housing corporation is the right move

There are 110,000 people living in Toronto Community Housing homes. That’s more than the entire population of Waterloo or Thunder Bay, and it makes it the second biggest social housing provider in all of North More...

By SLPundit On Saturday, July 13th, 2019
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Moon landing was a time of vision and aspiration

The moon landing by Apollo 11, a technological marvel watched by millions on Earth still getting used to the idea of TVs in the living room, won rhapsodic reviews. One engineer said it was equal “to the moment More...

By SLPundit On Friday, July 12th, 2019
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The political blame game won’t save Bombardier jobs

With Ontario Premier Doug Ford and federal Labour Minister Patty Hajdu pointing fingers at each other over hundreds of layoffs at the Bombardier plant in Thunder Bay, one had to turn to others to hear any sense More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, July 11th, 2019
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Ontario should repeal the Safe Streets Act

It’s been two decades since Ontario passed a law aimed at curbing aggressive panhandling. And in that time, study after study has shown the Safe Streets Act to be both pointless and punitive. It’s pointless More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, July 10th, 2019
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The Ford government’s education cuts are setting kids up to fail

The Ford government has gone to the trouble of revamping the Grade 10 careers program to teach students all about the exciting opportunities in the fields of science and technology at the same time that it has More...

By SLPundit On Tuesday, July 9th, 2019
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We cheered for Kawhi Leonard, let’s keep cheering for ourselves

The departure of the superb former Toronto Raptor to the Los Angeles Clippers does not require analysis by the sports department. It needs Flaubert. Or Emily Dickinson. Or Ask Ellie. It is not about athletic talent More...