In a post of mine a few weeks ago I alluded to a mayoral scandal that took place in Toronto in 1852. I held off as long as I could, but now it’s time for me to delve into that scandal. So grab some popcorn, turn on some Pink Panther tunes, and allow me to do […]Read more "The Ten Thousand Pound Job"
I always knew that the government in Canada (and its provincial and municipal subsidiaries) has historically been an old boy’s club. The term “alderman” just oozes older white rich oligarchic businessmen lounging in mahogany chairs with scotch and cigars, harrumphing about their financial exploits in transport, or manufacturing, or maybe textiles, or lawyering. When I first did a little […]Read more "Alder king’s men"