Friday, January 4, 2019

Justice in Toronto 1: quick LTB evictions and Ontario standard lease

There has been a lot of talk about “access to justice” (or a2j), the SRL crisis and corruption / underperformance in Canadian courts. While increasingly case law can be found on CANLII, what is often missing is details, and for obvious reasons: getting the details wrong may result in libel lawsuits. However, we believe that making non-identifying details public - i.e., the “story” - can help shed some light on how the litigation industry works (or doesn’t) in our city.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Ontario Provincial Elections 2018 (June 7)

On June 6, Ontario elected a new premier and made the governing party unofficial. More importantly for me, it was the first election with “electronic polling”, in an act pioneered by the municipal government and soon to be followed by the feds.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

2018 Oscars non-winning Nominees

After having gone through the big winners of the 90th Academy Awards, I thought the non-winning nominees are also worth a look. Winning is tough and occasionally, it’s not the best movie that wins, but rather the one that makes the best Oscars marketing effort.

Monday, March 5, 2018

2018 Oscar (90th Academy Awards) Winners

I was with a bunch of friends on Oscars night, and though I suggested we watch it, they’d have none of it, so we ended up watching Elysium on Netflix instead. Still, curious as I am to see who won and what movies I should keep trying to watch, I’m publishing the winners list here, along with my comments.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Oscars 2017 On The Menu

I usually watch the Oscars, but skipped last year and I haven’t yet decided whether to watch this year’s. But I’ll be sure to check out the nominees.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Favour Food Delivery Between Abundance And Scarcity

I had to publish the in the Favor (or, more specifically, the now defunct Favour Delivery) before being done. I was stirred to finish this story by an article in The G&M on the subject, which chooses to go squarely against my title.