Saturday, October 3, 2009
Margaret Wente has written a very funny and provocative column today in the Globe.
Here's her basic argument: Never mind recycling or solar panels – if you want to cut your carbon footprint, move downtown and throw your garbage down the chute.
She focuses on two of my favorite places and two places from which I have just returned: Toronto and Salt Spring Island.
She posits Toronto as the greener choice! Ha!
This may or may not be the best science, but it sure makes for a good read and a good discussion.
Posted by David Berner at 11:03 AM
I see where Kash Heed, BC's Solicitor-General, has returned the $440,000 that was originally lopped out of the budget for domestic violence programs.
That about face happened because of the wide and vocal response from the media and concerned citizens.
But are we to leap in joy and jubilation?
Heed has simply put back the meager cookies that were stolen in the first place by His Grinchness, the Mean Premier.
$440,000? You've got to be kidding.
That's lunch money.
You want real oversight, real front-line social workers, really trained police officers and courts?
Try $25 Million to start.
These folks aren't serious.
Should we buy 12 balloons or 16 for Jenny's birthday party?
Posted by David Berner at 10:56 AM