The time change has been linked to, amongst other findings, an 8-percent spike in depression rates, a 24-percent increase in heart attacks amongst at-risk populations, an 8-percent increase in strokes, and a 10-percent increase in fatal car crashes.
Ottawa's municipal election is an opportunity for inspiration, but the candidates must make the case
This election should be a real debate between Left and Right over what the future of Ottawa will look like. If polling is to be believed, the Left is doing a much better job defining the choice.
The vast majority of stories these days about politics and government focus on negatives. The latest scandal. The longest delays. The largest funding mishaps. But we also need to hear the good. Without the positives, it becomes easier and easier to view our political system as unresponsive, incompetent, or alien to us.
What politicians are dealing with on their social media pages these days is harassment. It is not a genuine desire to engage in thoughtful debate and discourse.