We’re Owed

A near year end Skype call with friends back in 2020, muted yuletide joy with a hint of cautious optimism. While in the midst of a second, deadlier wave, strict(ish) public health measures still in place, more or less, representing the collective personal sacrifice most of us had been willing to make over the previous 9 months or so. Scaled back holiday festivities. Gatherings conducted within our social bubbles. But Covid vaccines had started rolling out. If we could just make it through this next little while.

“… I mean, 2021 can’t be any worse,” my friend offered with a modicum of hope. Continue reading

Pointless Finger Pointing

Mayor Tory’s bold housing plan passed council last Wednesday asking for a staff report by next March. As a politician who often touts his boldness, frequently followed by a lackluster follow-through, remember SmartTrack (bold purely for its naked political optics) and the proposed Raildeck Park (a bold miscalculation, as far as I can tell), this time round, the mayor’s dead serious. His Housing ACTION Plan, 2023, no less, is bold to the bone. Continue reading