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Extra, Extra: Voters’ Lists, Conservative Economists, and New Bike Lanes

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  • Do you happen to know if your name is on the voters’ list for the upcoming October municipal and school board elections, or if all your voting-related information is up to date and accounted for? If not, and if you want to reduce possible election day hassles, pay a visit to voterlookup.ca, and look yourself up.
  • PC leader Tim Hudak insists he has a plan to create one million jobs—hence his “Million Jobs Plan.” He intends to do that by, among other things, cutting public sector jobs, reducing corporate taxes, and abolishing the College of Trades. He found support for his numbers in a report the Conservatives commissioned from Washington, D.C.-based economist Benjamin Zycher. And it turns out that this Benjamin Zycher is a very interesting man—if you take “interesting” to mean “has some unpleasant views about left-wing environmentalists and Michelle Obama.”
  • The public works committee debated and then approved the Richmond-Adelaide Cycle Track Pilot Project today at City Hall. It will still have to be approved by council before it can proceed, but the project is now one step closer to being piloted.

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