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Liberal Interpretations

Making sense of Justin Trudeau and his party

Clock Watching

The nuclear threat lingers still

Spending Power

Can compassion and efficiency be combined in the use of public funds?

Ivor Tossell

Ivor Tossell was a columnist for The Globe and Mail and Maclean’s during the Rob Ford mayoralty. He currently works for BuzzFeed in New York.

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Kooks and Cretins

Could the office of mayor be hardwired for failure? January–February 2016
In the last few years, Canadian mayors have failed in such weird and varied ways that they seem like characters in an Edward Gorey montage. There was Peter Kelly of Halifax, who left his post after botching (of all things) the execution of an elderly friend’s will. And Susan Fennell of Brampton, turfed after going on a series of delusional junkets at her taxpayers’…