Commercial Business Interruptions

We all are aware of the annual Spring and Summer road closures that overwhelm sections Toronto due to upgrading or repairing arterial streets. Thankfully, many of these restrictions affect the local businesses for a week or two resulting in minor inconveniences to the retail/commercial sector.

However,...

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Minimising BIA Board Attrition

Minimising BIA Board Attrition

Introduction of Per Diems

Per Diems for BIA Board members are long overdue. Toronto milks BIAs for millions annually and has never shown any appreciation or generosity towards those who serve on these Boards, promoting the city’s interests.

Five of the...

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Trump: Is There Depth to Irrationality?

Trump War Preparations

Due to Trump’s consistent unpredictable and rude behaviour, everything he says or does is seen by his detractors with a unidimensional perception. Most, if not all of the leftist media obsesses and reacts with visceral rejection. Few observers choose to look beyond the superficial. And the media (wearing blinders) fails to inform their readers - encouraging them instead to oppose everyth...

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Trump and Tariffs

Striking the Colours

In the days of sail, any warship facing insurmountable odds and unable to escape, would strike her colours as a sign of submission. Usually this act was preceded by firing off one cannon not aimed at the superior enemy (intended to miss), thereby claiming that, “Honour was served”.

The superior adversary, once colours were struck, would take possession ...

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Decongestion Tax Coming…

Road Closures and Selfish Solutions

Every year Toronto is subjected to road closures which not only frustrate traffic flow - but cause economic hardship to Toronto’s business community.

The politicians view this as a way of life - ‘the cost of doing business’.

But this ‘cost of doing business’ is on the backs of those who provide jobs, dev...

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For Whom the BIAs Toil

Servants or Slaves?

There is a universal premise that those who govern in a democracy do so with the consent of the governed. This tenet presumes that the governed have chosen their governors and have empowered them to protect the interests and safety of the governed.

Under current legislation enacted by provincial authority, BIAs are designated as agencies of the municipal g...

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