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June 2018
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Vision Zero or Zero Vision?

June 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Madison,
14 Madison Avenue Toronto, Ontario M5T 1S7
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Vision Zero or Zero Vision?
What is Toronto doing to improve pedestrian and cyclist safety?

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May 2018
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Term Limits – Will we get better politicians?

May 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Madison,
14 Madison Avenue Toronto, Ontario M5T 1S7
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Toronto city councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon (Ward 32, Beaches-East York,) announced she will not run in the 2018 municipal election and is calling on other incumbent councillors to step aside too. Join us as we welcome her and policy expert Vasiliki (Vass) Bednar to discuss how incumbency impacts our democratic process.

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April 2018

Provincial Election 2018 – University Rosedale

April 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Madison,
14 Madison Avenue Toronto, Ontario M5T 1S7
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The Candidates for University Rosedale will discuss their vision of Ontario before the upcoming election.

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March 2018
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Smart Cities – Will we leave people behind?

March 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Madison Avenue Pub,
14 Madison Avenue Toronto,
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As Cities around the world get smarter, will cities start leaving people behind?

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February 2018
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Losing Community News Outlets – Democratic Implications

February 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Madison,
14 Madison Avenue Toronto, Ontario M5T 1S7
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Community papers are closing across the country. This has massive implications for small communities.

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January 2018

NAFTA – what should Canada expect?

January 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Madison,
14 Madison Avenue Toronto, Ontario M5T 1S7
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President Trump thinks Canadians are being difficult. Canada’s Ambassador described the talks as “heated” but productive, and predicted “drama” ahead. To add further post Brexit dysfunction to the array, the UK wants in on NAFTA as though the name wasn’t a hint.

For all the doom and gloom about NAFTA in the 80s, there aren’t a lot of voices in Canada calling for its demise.  What’s the future of Canadian corporations if NAFTA talks die and President Trump gets to “kill” the agreement?

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November 20172017

Legalizing Marijuana – Impacts of Legislation

November 20, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Madison,
14 Madison Avenue Toronto, Ontario M5T 1S7
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What are the expected impacts of legalizing marijuana both to those in the industry and to the medical community?

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October 2017

Rising Waters – Are we ready to cope?

October 16, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Madison,
14 Madison Avenue Toronto, Ontario M5T 1S7
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Ontario and Quebec saw a lot of water this year. Flooding in the first half of summer kept the Toronto Islands closed for much of the season. Watching the devastation wrought by what seems like an endless line of Hurricanes down south is really forcing us to think about our own infrastructure resiliency.

Once in 500 year storms are happening with increasing frequency. Flooding is becoming common place in Toronto.

What are we doing to make sure our critical infrastructure is ready for future weather events? Are …

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September 2017
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Mental Healthcare in Education

September 18, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
The Madison,
14 Madison Avenue Toronto, Ontario M5T 1S7
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The last several years has seen an increase in awareness about mental illness and with it better resources for those who need help.

Finland and Australia have been on the leading edge of mental health research in the education system and policies adopted here are often trickled down from their work.  The start of each new school year is when changes to special education support are made, and sometimes it is to the detriment of students.  Many parents feel that they cannot the help they need.

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August 2017
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Fair Housing Plan – Is it going to work?

August 14, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Madison,
14 Madison Avenue Toronto, Ontario M5T 1S7
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The Ontario government introduced a “Fair Housing Plan” in April as a response to runaway housing prices and tenants facing massive rent increases they could ill afford.

Toronto has already seen the market start to cool thanks to the speculation tax and tightening mortgage rules, but will this have a lasting effect? Vancouver rebounded barely 9 months later. Renters should see some short term relief but the fear will be that, like rent control in the 90s, this discourages new units from coming online. Given the …

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