In order for Ontario to move into permanent Daylight Savings Time, Quebec and New York State must follow suit. The good news: a critical mass of support for this measure is building across the American States.
If we want to have productive debates about the most effective public policy, then we must escape our tendency for binary thinking along polarized lines. Let’s consider how to best equip youth to be better citizens and improve our civic culture in the long run.
Ottawa’s LRT is one of the 999 in 1000 projects that fail because it didn’t come in on time, on budget, or with the intended benefits. Moreover, it followed the trajectory of public transit projects across Canada.
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.
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.