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February 8, 2018 – 3:07 pm | Edit Post

Montreal is the laughing stock of North America when it comes to infrastructure management. Specifically, a legacy of corruption, short-sighted planning, and the sheer incompetence of its political leadership have hobbled one of the largest cities on the continent when it comes to managing traffic and attracting international investment. To this we can now add the hubris of newly-elected Montreal mayor Valerie Plante and Plateau-Mont-Royal borough mayor Luc Ferrandez in deciding to close Mount Royal to automobile traffic in the spring of 2018.

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Faded Tinsel, Rusting Iron

February 12, 2009 – 9:39 pm | Edit Post
Faded Tinsel, Rusting Iron

Last year, I fulfilled a lifelong dream to finally visit the Detroit show with a close companion, and it was a great experience. I now realize that we were both lucky to have finally made our travel plans work out when we did, because if we had put things off for just one more year we would have been severely disappointed.

Drive-Thru Blues

February 6, 2009 – 12:14 am | Edit Post
Drive-Thru Blues

The next time you stop by Wendy’s for a mid-day snack, count how many cars you see there just sitting, idling in line waiting for their food. Have you ever considered just how colossal a waste this is?

Financial Crisis For Freelance Writers?

January 25, 2009 – 4:59 pm | Edit Post
Financial Crisis For Freelance Writers?

The current financial crisis facing the automotive industry has been relentlessly covered in the media, with some pundits seeming to take particular joy in the domestic car companies reaping what they deserve for having ignored shifting market currents and consumer demands over a long period of time.