Tag Archives: Ontario

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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Kathleen Wynne: Composite of a Good Egg

It’s so easy to criticize politicians when they’re not doing what you want. But when they act in a principled way, no matter how it turns out, any criticism seems petty. This is how I feel about Premier Wynne now. While trying to establish herself with a new cabinet and a hostile legislature, she had…
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If you’re serious about economic development…

Like most Torontonians who’ve been drawn into the casino debate, I’m not an expert in economics or the gambling industry.  But I share the sense of skepticism aroused by government’s desperate pressure to turn public opinion. Today, for example, the media reported that 52% of Torontonians are in favour of a Toronto casino.  This survey’s release coincided…
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