Category Archives: Politics

US, Canada Smarten up and Give Consumers Control over their Privacy

Diane Francis: Facebook and Google harvest private data and sell them to the highest bidders; it’s time to shift control to the users Europe has essentially shifted control over private data from the tech company harvesters and their advertisers to the users.Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty Images Diane Francis June 22, 2018 1:11 PM EDT Filed under Diane… Read More

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Canada will get a new centrist and common sense leader: Doug Ford in Ontario

Diane Francis: Doug Ford will win the Ontario election, and he will be a breath of fresh air to all of Canada For 15 years, Ontario has been run by tax-and-spend champions the Liberals, and now it’s time for common sense, change and discipline again Ontario Progressive Conservative leader Doug Ford.Tom Morrison/Postmedia Network files Diane… Read More

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Canadian feds ruining country with high taxes

Every spring Canadians are cranky and deserve to be. It is tax season, the snowbirds are returning to 13 per cent sales taxes, and the 2018 federal Liberal budget broke promises to pensioners and self-employed persons with holding companies. Worse yet, Ottawa’s budget watchdog in its latest economic and fiscal outlook in April said the government lowballed… Read More

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IPAC Disruptive Conference May 24 in Toronto

I will be one of many speakers who will be discussing the future of government, and governance, in light of technological advances and other trends at the IPAC conference in Toronto. Registry and information is here. This event will explore the new vision of the public service delivery that embraces disruptive technology transformation Technology continues… Read More

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