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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 everything with a heedless approach. Yet, there […]
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 of the surrendered vessel, without firing in return. This […]
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, development and taxes which prosper our community. These are the key producers […]
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 government (in Toronto, that would be City Council). Such […]
JOHN TORY’S KING STREET DISASTER: RELIEF NOWHERE IN SIGHT By Doug Ford The car exclusion zone on King Street has now been in place for the past couple of months. What I have heard and seen from small business owners is that sales have sunk to an all-time low, traffic has been driven away from King Street, and the neighbourhood has become less vibrant. Gridlock has become unbearable on […]
Per Diems Must Be Introduced for Boards 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 the city’s interests. In fact, some councillors (thankfully not all) not only provide little support… they only get involved when it’s in their political interests to meddle. Otherwise, they keep tabs (spying) on the BIAs by […]
Non-compliance is the solution The caveat to non-compliance is that the BIA Board should be prepared to defend its self-determination. The following are facts that should be made known to all those involved. 1 ON1Call has been foisted unto the Toronto BIAs with the connivance and approval of John Kiru of TABIA and Mike Major of the Office of Economic Development (OED). 2 About 20 months ago, two staff […]