Category Archives: Business Standards

Time to say toodaloo monopolizers

Have you checked your phone bill lately? Have you checked if they got the taxes right? It maybe a herculean tax task for your phone company if you use a third-party long distance provider.  The taxes maybe too rich by … Continue reading

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NAFTA redo: first, drug free cattle & …

If dairy is on the table (along with other foodstuffs), the NAFTA players need a level playing field.  That means no drugs at source, e.g., drug free cattle. Canadians (and some Americans) like to chastise US farmers for the drugs … Continue reading

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Red and white health card switch: priorities anyone?

Here’s a sample of what some of you say about the once envied Ontario health care system courtesy of the London Free Press.  The full comments can be read at the link below. “Horrible, unacceptable wait times continue to haunt candidates … Continue reading

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A Bloody Mary with bloody chicken wings

It’s estimated that 1.25 billion (no, we’re not talking about gas plant cancellations) chicken wings will be consumed on Super Bowl Sunday in the United States.  Is Canada good for, say, a quarter of a billion? Some or all of … Continue reading

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“It’s the pollution, stupid”

It’s not about human-made climate change.  (Robert and Leo, you can go back to acting now.) It’s about human-made pollution. It’s about waste in our air. It’s about sulfur oxides in our air. It’s about nitrogen oxides in our air. … Continue reading

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Private property owner’s role in city building

To increase the turnover of vacant private property, the owner could suggest possible buyers to the broker of record.  The emphasis should be on buyers who would provide an appropriate use of the property that is consistent with the intelligent … Continue reading

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Greed is Alive and Well!

What do you think about a consumer goods manufacturer that reduces the size of their products, but charges the same price or a higher price?  As a result of this trend a new buzzword has been coined—no doubt by an … Continue reading

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Do We Round Up, Round Down or Pretend the Penny Still Has Lots of Life In It?

Now that the Canadian penny is (supposedly) gone, there needs to be  a definitive rule on the rounding off of cash purchases. The “guidelines” brought out by the Royal Canadian Mint are another example of a half-baked government plan.  (Remember Canada’s … Continue reading

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