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Canadian election reform: use what exists

No need to add to the oh so long list of departments and agencies of the Canadian government to reform Canada’s “democratic institutions.”  Let’s use what exists. Two of Elections Canada’s mandates are: conduct public information campaigns on voter registration, … Continue reading

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As a taxpayer, do you mind paying double, triple?

Let’s go back to 23 November 2005 when the Canadian government announced the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement and compensation package. According to ResidentialSchoolSettlement.ca, following are the highlights of the settlement that Ontario taxpayers along with their fellow Canadians are … Continue reading

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Brantford’s athletic complex mania

Mr. Twain was right:  “Truth is stranger than fiction.”  It boggles the mind that the municipality of Brantford, the Ontario government and the Canadian government have no scruples over the apparent inexhaustible use of the taxpayer’s dollar to fund the … Continue reading

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Wanted: Clear Principles to Guide Foreign Investment in Canada

Mr. James Cowan makes a good case, in Canadian Business magazine, for the Canadian government to come up with principles to shape foreign investment in Canada. To kick things off let’s start with the first principle,  foreign investment does not … Continue reading

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Canada Gives New Meaning to “A Bridge Too Far”

A bridge connects two countries. People from both countries use this bridge. People from both countries benefit from this bridge. A new bridge needs to be built. Is it fair to say that both countries should share the construction and operation costs? Not … Continue reading

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