Here’s what we’re reading today.
1. ‘I will close my eyes and put my finger on the map’: Calais refugees move on
“Before dawn on Monday, Yusef, 35, a pharmacist who had fled violence in Sudan, stuffed some blankets into a donated backpack and bid farewell to the muddy puddles surrounding his leaking tent. Once, he had hoped to stow away on a lorry to England. ‘But that dream died here,’ he said. ‘That bridge is closed.'”
2. How the Scarborough LRT was killed
“Documents obtained by the Star through freedom of information requests and interviews with those involved show how a misleading briefing note produced by the TTC just two weeks before a crucial vote became central to the mayor’s and allied councillors’ successful push for a subway, and how senior city and TTC staff discredited the LRT while advancing the subway option.”
3. Wikileaks reveals the generations of Clinton power
“As the leaks have piled up, they revealed one truth about the Clintons’ world, something that has long been said privately but rarely laid so bare: the deep cultural difference between Bill Clinton’s freewheeling circle and Hillary Clinton’s more disciplined and professionalized aides. And underneath that is the difference between a politician who fought his way to power by any means necessary and one whose own political career began in the White House.”
4. Why do politicians wear such bad suits?
The rigours of campaigning and the need to look common mean our politicians are often poorly dressed.
5. The 70 greatest conspiracy theories in pop-culture history
“For decades, the conspiracy theorist shouted his suspicions on the fringes of society, never ascending to a position of such prominence as, say, the presidential nominee of a major American political party. Now that’s changed, and conspiracy theories are having a yuge moment in the mainstream.”