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bloomberg.com — Canada, among the 10 least corrupt countries in the world the past six years according to rankings by Transparency International, is mired in scandals. Montreal Mayor Michael Applebaum was arrested by Quebec 's anti-corruption task force yesterday over fraud allegations, adding to controversies rocking political circles in Toronto and Ottawa that have taken the shine off Canada's image as a squeaky-clean nation.
rustwire.com — Cleveland is a real estate town, someone once told me. We're home to Forest City Enterprises, Developers Diversified. Real estate development is part of the culture here and often seen as the highest form of economic development, probably just sort of by default, without thinking about it.
dc.streetsblog.org — Here's a refreshing take on metropolitan economic health from the right side of the aisle: The conservative Free Congress Foundation says it's time America got serious about investing in transit in its metro areas. This think tank, founded by conservative Paul Weyrich (also co-founder of the Heritage Foundation), released a report [ PDF] last week extolling the economic benefits of transit investment and healthy cities.
today.com — Video on Today: The scandal surrounding Montreal Mayor Michael Applebaum, who is facing 14 corruption charges, comes on the heels of a newspaper reporting they had video evidence of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford using crack cocaine, allegations he has denied. NBC's John Yang reports.
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