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When in doubt, distract

Do you remember The Drummond Report? In this link Ms. Candice Malcolm refreshes our memories about the 12 step prescription written (at taxpayers’ expense) in 2012 by economist, Mr. Don Drummond to treat the Ontario government’s ailing finances. An ailment that … Continue reading

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Government needs to lie in the bed it makes for itself

You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today. – Abraham Lincoln Mr. Lincoln’s wise words remind us that it never pays to pass the buck.  It doesn’t pay to evade Ontario’s spending problem and blame the federal … Continue reading

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Education: Perspective Anyone?

The Brantford Expositor recently reported here that the Ontario Government cited Brantford as a “model community for the way it has reinvented itself through education.”  While its true that there are more bricks-and-mortar post-secondary education options in Brantford, points in … Continue reading

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Is the Drummond Report Collecting Dust at Queen’s Park?

The canceled Mississauga gas plant cost Ontario taxpayers’ $275 Million. The Province of Ontario has a “projected” deficit of $10 Billion*. The Province of Ontario is $237 Billion in debt. How then can Ontario taxpayers afford to give Hematite a $1.5 … Continue reading

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Laurier/Y is Not Essential

The City of Brantford, Wilfrid Laurier University and the YMCA of Hamilton-Burlington-Brantford signed an agreement recently so that the proposed Laurier Brantford/YMCA Athletics-Recreation Complex “would offer public access.” This looks like political theatre designed to distract the citizens of Brantford and … Continue reading

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Colleges and Universities: Make Efficient Use of Campuses

The Drummond report on how to reform Ontario’s public service over and over cites the problem of duplication.  It calls on Ontario colleges and universities to stop duplicating programs.  Consistent with this thinking is the need for colleges and universities to … Continue reading

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