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When the ketchup runs out, relish? The Leamington Heinz plant closure’s Plan B

After 100 years of ketchup making, closure of the Heinz plant in Leamington, Ontario is bad news indeed. No rural community in Ontario can withstand 740 direct job losses without widespread suffering.  The spin-off effects will be felt by everyone in the region.  The local Chamber of Commerce estimates that 95% of its member businesses…
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Federal Conservatives MIA for the Ford Afterparty: My Insider Scoop

AFFIDAVIT OF DOCUMENTS I, DOUG SIMPSON, of the City of Toronto in the Province of Ontario, MAKE OATH AND SAY: 1. I was the man. I suffered. I was there, but; 2. No, I did not accept money from Mr. Henderson or HISSS, and; 3. Yes, I do expect this affidavit to protect me from…
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Our Hare-Brained Predictions Come True!

Consulting blogs are usually thinly veiled attempts at asserting “thought leadership” in fields where the consultant is an eavesdropping carpetbagger.  But, if only our readers knew just how cathartic writing is. We are filled with incredulity on a weekly basis about the state of the world, and our city! Writing this blog is often the…
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“Ask not what I did to the City…”

A funny thing happened Sunday afternoon.  I was cleaning my kitchen when the Mayor of Toronto and his brother came on the radio and started confessing things.  The effect on me was profound.  Within minutes, I was shaking and sweating all over, wanting to make confessions of my own. It was a spiritual moment.  His…
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