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Arrowdale & Earl Haig for sale to developers: weigh pros & cons

The pros and cons of the proposed sale of Brantford, Ontario’s Arrowdale Municipal Golf Course and Earl Haig Family Fun Park to developers for residential and commercial use almost balance out. Pro #1:  does not breakeven; low membership; low visitor … Continue reading

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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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Brantford’s Laurier-YMCA proposal: redo time

  The recent layoffs at Wilfrid Laurier University remind us that post-secondary education is very much an industry.  Given these layoffs, it’s time for Brantford, Ontario to have another look at the Laurier-Y proposal. Some deep-thinkers in Brantford provide us with compelling … Continue reading

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To have a hiring freeze or not to have a hiring freeze?

A city that votes to implement a hiring freeze to get a grip on its spending deserves credit.  It deserves more credit if it’s an across the board hiring freeze—the fairest way. Mr. David Hugman and Mr. Garry Goold tell us … Continue reading

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Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities: Spending Your Money

Are you aware that your tax dollars have recently been spent, or may be spent, on new college and university buildings in Ontario? Here are some examples: – the new $17 Million Western Centre for Public Health & Family Medicine … Continue reading

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