Kevin O'Donnell's blog
I live on a crescent but it's just off Clare (a wide street) and Kirkwood (a busy inner-city route). Anyone heading to my street from Kirkwood (especially if northbound) tends to make the left-hand turn very quickly. I know this because even though I drive slow 18-year old me is on my shoulder telling me to step on it.
I'm going to talk about luxury spending but I don't mean diamonds and around the world cruises. I'm talking about anything you don't need to make it through the day. Roof over your head? Not a luxury. The coffee I am drinking at Bridgehead as I write this before heading to work? A luxury. Four days a week, sometimes with muffin or croissant (or both), works out to $1400/yr. That's a little under half my property tax bill (you know, the one that always sneaks up on you).
Thought so. The hubbub about MPP Lisa MacLeod and Councillor Jan Harder picking on a local school trustee has nothing to do with looking after constituents. It's all about creating a controversy so empty rhetoric can be delivered to future voters. On one hand it makes me mad. On the other hand, as a candidate past and future, I marvel at the puppetmaster ingenuity of it all. Well done Lisa! Here's the choice nugget from Mark Brownlee's coverage:
I have 30 minutes left in my daughter's gymnastics class to stamp out a blog post before a busy day of preparing for the Earth Hour vigil on Parliament Hill. Did I mention there's a chance William Shatner (in town for the Junos) will be there? It's a remarkably small chance but *IT COULD HAPPEN*.
I'd believe Mr. Hudak was serious about cutting the deficit, as per his kind email to me today, were it not for his own campaign promise to *add* $1.2 billion/yr to the debt by subsidizing energy use.