Category Archives: Politics

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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Idea City June 20-22: Great Debate, Worlds in Collision, tech, disruption, debate

I will be involved in this year’s Idea City — Canada’s foremost conference of ideas and innovations organized by entrepreneur Moses Znaimer — in Toronto at Koerner Hall. The theme is Worlds in Collision and speakers will address biotech, fintech, blockchain, robots and the issues and controversies involving all of these fields as they clash… 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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Canada-US Law Institute conference on April 12-13 in Cleveland

I’m speaking at the annual conference, and am also on the executive committee of the Canada-United States Law Institute (CUSLI),  a bi-national, non-for-profit, multidisciplinary entity that sponsors conferences, forums, research opportunities, student internships and academic competitions. CUSLI is jointly administered by Case Western Reserve University School of Law and University of Western Ontario. CUSLI serves… Read More

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The New Normal in Messy Stock Markets

This week’s market mess was accompanied by the usual glut of pundits with wild, contradictory, or just plain goofy explanations as to the cause of market volatility. But a former colleague had the best explanation of all. When asked why prices rose he would say it’s because “there are more buyers than sellers” and when… Read More

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