Seen on the screen of a device in Sausalito, Calif., Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announces their new name, Meta, during a virtual event on Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021. Eric Risberg/AP Photo.

The media is boycotting Meta and nobody cares

Over the past six weeks the news industry had a chance to prove how much the public values it. It has instead revealed the unsettling truth that most of it is nowhere near as fetching, nor as necessary, as the image it self-servingly sees when it looks in the mirror.

Police and city officials circle tents as they work to clear the Alexandra Park encampment  in Toronto, on Tuesday, July 20, 2021. Chris Young/The Canadian Press.

Establishing a right to housing is a bad idea

It is governments and not the judiciary that can rightfully commit itself to a policy as onerous as a “right to shelter”. It is the City that must assess whether to slash other social programs, request federal funding, raise taxes, or decide the policy is simply no longer viable.