If you’re buying a condo or townhouse in BC, it’s probably a strata. But, from fistfights and fines to a fence that divided a community, stratas have been marked by stories of disappointment and rage
— Read on www.capitaldaily.ca/news/your-home-is-not-your-castle-buying-into-a-strata-victoria-bc
This makes my issues small by comparison. I find strata ownership challenging. There are a lot of unknowns. It’s hard not to get emotional about it all. As this article suggests it’s a free for all. Better governance might improve the situation.
Helen Branswell, who has covered the Covid-19 pandemic from the start, reflects on what she has learned two years on.
— Read on www.statnews.com/2021/12/28/10-lessons-ive-learned-from-the-covid-19-pandemic/
And excellent review of what went wrong and right.
“Manologues,” “mansplaining” and “manterrupting” are hallmarks of the conference room.
— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2021/02/18/men-interrupt-women-tokyo-olympics/
I was just out for a walk on the beach with 1 woman and 1 man and I could feel the mansplaining coming on.
Vaccination rollout efforts in Canada have been criticized for being slow to get under way. The results emerging from a national research study document the und
— Read on www.longwoods.com/content/26443/healthcare-quarterly/an-evidence-based-strategy-to-scale-vaccination-in-canada
This explains some possible factors in success/failure among Canadian provinces. Hard to statistically correlate factors with success. Nevertheless it is good to have someone capture system and structural factors the differ among provinces. Discussion of Quebec would strengthen theory.
In her latest book, out now, Oluo examines the cultural and political underpinnings of what she calls the “mediocre-white-man-industrial complex.”
— Read on www.fastcompany.com/90580960/ijeoma-oluos-new-book-interrogates-white-male-mediocrity
One of the first priorities of the newly re-elected federal Liberal government is a $6 billion personal income tax cut. The Liberals and Conservatives campaigned on similar promises, but the Liberals claimed their cut was more progressive. No matter how you slice it, cutting taxes reduces the amount of money available to provide services, and this specific tax cut goes mostly to higher income earners. There’s nothing progressive about that.
— Read on cupe.ca/federal-tax-cut-hurts-services-helps-wealthy