Minimum Wage up 75 cents – finally !

Minimum Wage up 75 cents – finally !

Editorial- Finally minimum wage went up in Ontario. I know the struggles of small business as I’ve run one.  Yes wages are expensive, but the reality is that Minimum wage is a system that supports the Service Industry. Walmart recorded profits this year.   Tim Horton’s, Burger King, McDonalds, and many of the largest employers in […]

Battling Through the Smoke – Illegal Cigarettes

Battling Through the Smoke – Illegal Cigarettes

Two strong pieces about the Illegal Cigarette trade.   This is a major issue.  Basically after shaking down the tobacco companies the whole trade went to Native and Organized Crime interest. We are paying for the health burden of a now basically unregulated or tested product.   Not only that we are paying for a half attempted […]

Cornwall City Council

Cornwall City Council

I was just watching this week’s city council meeting on Cogeco and it’s amazing to watch this group interact. There definitely are certain “types” of people.  You can see which councilors supports business interests, and which councilors support human interests; which councilors are smarter or brighter, or which councilors you wonder how the heck they […]

Is Claude Macintosh the Howard Stern of Cornwall?

Is Claude Macintosh the Howard Stern of Cornwall?

Claude’s Latest Claude manages to not want funding for the local new 3 pad arena and attack those that need help the most in one column.    Is it all to attract readers or is he that dense? Claude, most arena’s and facilities rent their name rights to raise money if they can.   I’m sure some […]

Jobless Rate in Cornwall Spikes

Jobless Rate in Cornwall Spikes

LINK to Mike Peeling’s Story in the Standard Freeholder. I can tell you as someone who is looking for work in Cornwall the market is brutal; unless you’re a cronie of some politician 😉 What jobs there are, are low paying and nearly abusive.  I know one local company that besides paying minimum wage chips […]

Bailouts not always a good thing.

Bailouts not always a good thing.

It seems as though every industry wants a bailout.  I want one too, but sadly there is no applicable category I could apply for. The most successful bail out that comes to my mind was the one of Chrysler in the 80’s. Lee Iaococca had a plan. The former management was removed and the funds […]

Bernie Madoff Scandal – no securities purchased in over 10 years.

Bernie Madoff Scandal – no securities purchased in over 10 years.

EDITORIAL Now that bits of real info are leaking into clarity I see a few things. Basically a lot of people over looked a lot of things because of greed.    Greed isn’t just being greedy; it’s about the tolerance of greed.  It’s about looking up to it and admiring it and those that perpetuate. I’m […]

Bailouts not always a good thing.

Bailouts not always a good thing.

It seems as though every industry wants a bailout.   I want one too, but sadly there is no applicable category I could apply for one if I chose to. The most successful bail out that comes to my mind was the one of Chrysler in the 80’s.   Lee Iaococca had a plan. The former […]

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