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Linda Fraser
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This election...... with Rick Mercer.........

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Nuclear Power is Not My Forte
Where was I last night? I went to Oshawa and remained there for the entire Jays vs Braves game. 5-0 for the Jays. I was also in Oshawa long enough to miss the political debates on twitter/television. I just wasn't tuned in. I was instead invited to a meetin...

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Community Gardens
This year I have met the most interesting people while exploring the Whitby and Oshawa area. Stacey and Rebecca have given me wings and I am learning to fly again.  Carol is my co-pilot and we are often out exploring. Today while we were out, we decided to ...

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Burton Cummings has his Own Way to Rock.
"Anybody here see the long distance cheer for the notion? I think we missed it. Anybody here see the sky weeping tears for the ocean? Don't give me no hand me down shoes, don't give me no hand me down love Don't give me no hand me down world, I got one alre...

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Global Warming is Insidious, Unpredictable and is Devastating Our Boreal Forests
"Scientists estimate that more than 40 percent of the excess CO 2 that has accumulated in our atmosphere has come from deforestation in past centuries." Our Choice page 181       Deforestation is a complex issue with multiple reasons for deforestation happe...

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Metro Groceries and Food Share presents A First Ever Mac and Cheese Festival @ Liberty Market Place
If you've never been to a Mac and Cheese festival, you don't know what you're missing and the  organizers of this event totally underestimated how much Torontonians adore their Mac and Cheese! Friday night they sold out with apologies and chefs must have sc...

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This is an interview with Steve Paikin and Dave Meslin on Ranked Ballot elections. This is the initiative I was working on this weekend in an effort to make civic elections more democratic. 

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DAY THIRTY, 30 x 30 Challenge: The Final Day on Bloor St. West, Toronto.
It's my final entry for the 30 x 30 challenge this May and I am completing it here in downtown Toronto. Torontonians refer to this area along Bloor Street as uptown, but many of the fashionable stores that once graced this district are gone. I didn't post t...

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DAY TWENTY-NINE, 30 by 30 Nature Challenge: Our Ontario Green Belt and Ranked Ballots.
  Today I spent the thirty minutes of my 30x30 challenge walking with Mike Schreiner from our meeting about Ranked Ballots, up Bathurst Street (there is safety in numbers) to the subway where we each went our separate ways. It is amazing how fast thirty min...

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DAY TWENTY-EIGHT, 30 x 30 Challenge: Back to Where I Started
Today was the press announcement from the Liberal Party of Ontario about Using Proportional Representation in Municipal Elections beginning in 2018. It won't be mandatory, only if your city wants to. I went down to Spadina and Queen for this event bright an...
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