Pure gold

Unbelievable. That was 2020. Gone, it seems, in a flash, leaving behind wreckage and smoldering ruins across the political, economic, social and spiritual landscape,...

E-letter: Our good neighbour

A favourite Canadian axiom is, “When America sneezes, Canada gets the flu.” In this case, not only has America sneezed, it has caught Covid,...

E-letter: You be the judge

Let’s have a chat about child pornography. Why not? We have never had any evidence that kids watch this space, so we are safe. Quebec...

Expertise: The real thing

Between now and next issue, we will be sending out our annual “Readers’ Survey.” This time, we will ask whether you have ever hired...

E-letter: Don’t just stand there …

We got some sobering news last week from Coverings, the flooring side of our publishing company. We typically get 40 or 50 “returns” by...

E-letter: Sixteen tons

Back before the 19th Century, people used to become indebted and lose their freedom. One freedom loss was debtor’s prison. Another was indentured servitude. As...

Pool noodles and crullers

I donate from time to time to the Conservative Party. I imagine this surprises nobody, but it actually doesn’t mean I endorse the Conservative...

E-letter: Opportunity in change

One basic rule of economics that every business owner should know is that when there is a recession, most businesses that fail...

E-letter: Two keys

A recent issue of Ad Age gives instructions on “How brands should respond to protests and rising racial tensions.” It was written by a committee of two, neither of...

Those darned South Asians

I have never met Ravi Hooda. Neither have I had any dealings with the Peel District School Board or the ReMax Realty office for...
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