Tag Archives: GTA

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…
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Plodding to “yes” on an economic no-brainer

Skeptics have an easy time dismissing claims about failsafe investments in the economy.  My favorite example, the $40 million Downsview Aerospace Campus, probably suffers from this.  The return on investment sounds too good to be true, and skepticism tends to trump opportunism when public sector spending decisions are made. When governments demur from an expensive…
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