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Ep. 6: Dreamy Mayor Power Rankings

On episode 6, Luke, Matt and Vass on Truth & Reconciliation and Affordable Housing and Heritage Conservation Districts.

Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson speaks to the media after speeches in Daniel's Spectrum. Toronto Mayor John Tory hosted the Toronto Housing Summit. September 30, 2016.

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Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson speaks to the media after speeches in Daniel's Spectrum. Toronto Mayor John Tory hosted the Toronto Housing Summit. September 30, 2016.

Jetsetter Luke kicks things off with more tales from his recent travels. This time, he tells us about Edmonton, where allegedly dreamy mayor Don Iveson has pledged to make his city the “reconciliation capital of Canada” in the wake of the landmark report by the Truth & Reconciliation Commission. But what does that mean, exactly? And are cities doing enough?

In our second segment, Matt is full of rage about the state of affordable housing across Canada. After a brief digression about Voltron, the rage continues as the gang discusses whether the affordable housing summit held in Toronto on September 30 will lead to any progress on this stubborn issue.

Toronto Mayor John Tory addresses a news conference at the big city mayors' conference in Toronto, Thursday, Sept.24, 2015 as (left to right) Toronto councillor Ana Bailao, Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson, Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson, Kitchener Mayor Berry Vrbanovic, Halifax Mayor Mike Savage and London Mayor Matt Brown look on.

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Toronto Mayor John Tory addresses a news conference at the big city mayors' conference in Toronto, Thursday, Sept.24, 2015 as (left to right) Toronto councillor Ana Bailao, Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson, Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson, Kitchener Mayor Berry Vrbanovic, Halifax Mayor Mike Savage and London Mayor Matt Brown look on.

Finally, Vass explains Heritage Conservation Districts which leads to a wide-ranging conversation on whether old stuff is better than new stuff. The only real conclusion? Neon signs are super cool.