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The Rule of Threes

Folk legend has it that famous people tend to die in sets of threes; recently the Toronto area has lost two of its most influential people.

Last week the renowned city-planner Jane Jacobs, a Toronto resident since the 60s died. Two days ago, the same fate befell towering liberal economics thinker John Kenneth Galbraith, educated in the Toronto hinterland.

Two brilliant minds; both striving to make the world a better, more equitable place. Two inspirational visions; both of whom took us far, but recognized we had further to go.

I hope the rule of threes doesn't come into play in this case; Toronto can't afford to lose any more of its braintrust.


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