Archive for September 2011

Remembering September 11, 2001 ten years later .. a view from the attic ..

Sep 11th, 2011 | By | Category: USA Today

Like others, no doubt, I kept a few notes on my own remote experience of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States. I won’t even try to say just why. And my especially marginal experience of the main events in New York and Washington took place in the current biggest city of […]

Innovation is key to Canadian economic development .. and reviving colonized mind of British monarchy won’t help!

Sep 8th, 2011 | By | Category: Canadian Republic

Sometimes two headlines in the same newspaper on the same day can seem to explain each other. I had that feeling about two headlines in yesterday’s Toronto Star: “Lack of innovation holding Canada back: report” and “Tories order diplomats to hang portraits of the Queen by week’s end.” The first article explained how: “Canada has […]

Ontario’s oil security .. a looming issue (almost) no one is talking about in the October 6 election campaign?

Sep 6th, 2011 | By | Category: In Brief

A casual encounter with the Business News Network (BNN) the other day suddenly brought some of us face to face with what could be a looming issue of some importance for the mid to longer term economic development of what, say whatever else you like, remains Canada’s most populous province, by some considerable distance. But […]

Back in old Ontariario .. even if bland still works, what happens when all the party leaders are bland?

Sep 4th, 2011 | By | Category: In Brief

This coming week the campaign for what might be one of the biggest Ontario provincial elections in years gets underway. Not much more than three weeks ago  John Michael McGrath at Toronto Life was opining on how Ontario Premier Dalton “McGuinty’s personality (or lack thereof) is a huge part of the Liberal brand–borrowing Tory Bill […]