Five and a half years ago, give or take, I filed an access-to-information request with Ontario’s Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services.
I haven’t got the data yet, but the case reached the Supreme Court this morning. Over on Full Disclosure I explain how we got here, why the data itself is likely to be something of an anticlimax, and how (more importantly) how the case could change an aspect of Canadian access-to-information law.
Relational diagrams showing increased partisanship in the U.S. Senate as a video: how cool is that? (H/t to The Economist, which says that it “illustrates what many people feel: that American politics resembles a diseased brain, with almost no neural pathways between the hemispheres.”)
It makes me want to revisit our relational diagrams of the shifting alliances of Toronto’s city council under Rob Ford.
Out today: a story/interactive package on seasonal variation in pedestrian accidents in Toronto, which climb through the fall along with growing hours of darkness, peak in late November and then fall (although it stays dark for months) – we look at why. We use a Tableau interactive calendar, a tool I’ve found more and more use for.
Why do Toronto's pedestrian accidents peak in late November? (Worst dates: #1: Nov. 30, #2: Nov. 29, #3: Nov. 28) http://t.co/h6C5HU6oOc
A quick morning-after look at the Liberal by-election victory in Toronto Centre, with an interactive showing voting history in the riding going back to 2004, the first election there in the current boundaries. The striking thing, for me, was the evaporation of Conservative votes (also seen in Brandon-Souris, a very different riding.) Does this offer clues to the next federal election? I guess we’ll have a chance to find out.