Tag Archives: Toronto

It’s Ford.

Dear America, So, Rob Ford is now mayor of Toronto, and I think some of my friends up here may soon immigrate to the United States in the trunk of a car. Their Facebook updates are liberally bespangled with F-bombs. … Continue reading

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You Wouldn’t Like Me When I’m Angry

A caveat to this video: I am not posting it for any sort of politically partisan reasons whatsoever. As a visiting journalist in Canada, I have no pony in the Toronto mayoral race. I am simply posting it to further … Continue reading

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Canada Dry

I’m not sure why I thought abstaining from booze my second month in a different country was a good idea. Possibly because my extremities were frequently going numb. Still, it’s June. I’m new here. People invite you out when you’re … Continue reading

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When “Man on the Street” Interviews Go Terribly, Terribly Wrong. (Or, A Plea for Positivity.)

In the wake of this past weekend’s craziness in Toronto, here’s something of an alternate view. A little background first — last Sunday, I was working on a story about the overall costs of the G8 and G20 summits (more … Continue reading

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Toward the End of Month Two.

Friday, June 25 Our trolley was stopped at a traffic light on far Queen Street East when a surly bald man on the sidewalk flashed us the rock-and-roll devil horns. Then he held up today’s paper as if to say, … Continue reading

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