Monthly Archives: March 2013

Bottoms up, Toronto!

I don’t know much about politics, but I recognize an injustice when I see one.  The Mayor is being criticized for behaving like an alcoholic, as if incoherent speech and erratic behavior is new to Toronto City Council.  Anyone remember the plastic bag or shark fin soup bans last year?  Sometimes the whole Council acts…
Read more

Consultants using their powers for good in a corporatized post-secondary future

In a previous blog post, I was interested in how community colleges compete for resources in a crowded market like the Greater Toronto Area.  Colleges were originally designed to deliver and administer educational programs in response to the needs of the economy and to the government that funds them.  Now they’re under pressure to enroll…
Read more

Casinos and the public service: a collision of motives

The Province’s hard driving campaign to promote gambling in Ontario has become an ethical train wreck.  The surest sign is the sudden defection of people from high levels of public trust into the employ of casino promoters.  Their recruitment by the industry is a sign of desperation.  Their unconcealed service of private interests, while engaged…
Read more

A Wynne-Wynne for Gambling in Ontario

I was hoping that the new premier would act on her convictions and take a stand against a Toronto casino.  Unfortunately, she doesn’t think that her convictions are affordable.  Instead she makes the argument that we need more gambling to reduce the provincial deficit. While the OLG’s media blitz seems to have ended, and I’d…
Read more