How important is the knowledge of history, anyway?

The video age has brought recent history into the present, it seems, and, while everybody has seen the public-domain newsreel footage of frozen corpses...

Southern Ontario’s curse

The latest television ad from Rogers (southern Ontario’s curse) features another bumbling male acting as a failed mentor to a boy needing direction. The new...

You are fired!!

I have been fired from or quit every job I ever had but one. I imagine that is true for you, as well. I believe...

August 2011 e-letter

Canada’s building permits were $6.6 billion in June, up 2.1 percent from May, when growth was 20.9 percent. We also added 7,000 jobs in...

July 2011 e-letter

Did you notice at the end of the last e-letter I mentioned free beer? Canada is known world-wide for its beer. The Germans, of course,...

EDITORIAL JUNE 9TH, 2011

My landlord in the university years was a physics professor. He seemed to like me; I rented a house, but most of his tenants...

May 2011 e-letter

Ruth Ellen Brosseau said her victory in the southern Quebec riding of Berthier-Maskinongé came as a "shock" because she "wasn't really expecting to win."...

Wood Industry attacked

As most of you are aware, last year a small group of suppliers to the industry succeeded in killing Canada’s wood-industry trade show in...