Posts Tagged ‘Toronto’

Remembering Jack Layton at Nathan Phillips Square

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

I have been pretty quiet about the passing of Jack Layton. I hesitated to acknowledge his death publicly because I disagreed with him, and his NDP colleagues, on so many things it seemed disingenuous to suddenly gush about him simply because he had died. Then I saw this photo.

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Taken by Jackman Chiu yesterday, the image captures a fleeting moment in Canadian political history that I doubt will ever be repeated. Indeed, the chalk remembrances created in Nathan Phillips Square were washed clean just hours later by a powerful storm.

Jack Layton was the most remarkable politician this country has seen in decades. Remarkable not for his ideas or policies or electoral successes but for his ability to say “Follow me” and elicit a response like this. I can think of only one other politician who so deftly seduced Canadians with equal amounts of charm and tenacity. It will be interesting to see now if their sons can follow their fathers into the hearts of Canadians.

Going to MESH? A wee survey…

Friday, May 16th, 2008

With MESH Conference just around the corner – and SOLD OUT – I thought it might be interesting to try to capture some sense of who’s coming. Please take a few minutes to fill out the survey – I’ll post the results on Tuesday. Thanks!

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Mesh Conference Schedule Posted

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

The schedule for Mesh 2008 was posted this morning. I’ve been anxiously awaiting the opportunity to pencil in the presentations I want to attend… I’m such a geek. SMG is sponsoring the after-party on the 21st, which is very cool.

For now my Mesh schedule looks like this:

May 21
1:30 TBD
2:50 Digital Activism
4:10 Private vs. Public

May 22
1:30 Cultivating Community
2:50 Building a Brand on the Web
4:10 Workshop: Reputation Monitoring and Management

Which presentations will YOU be taking in at Mesh?

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More explosions…

Thursday, February 15th, 2007

My sister reports that she was late for work this morning because of the traffic mess caused by this explosion… The story sounds vaguely familiar