The decline and fall of the McGuinty empire

Après moi, le deluge

The decline and fall of the McGuinty empireJanuary 1, 2013 TORONTO, ON, Jan. 1, 2013/ Troy Media/ - By the end of January, Ontario Premier of Dalton McGuinty will be gone. Will his passing be mourned? By some no doubt. After all he is the Grand Old Man of Canadian politics. No other current Canadian politician has been in power so long.…

Management-speak I could do without in 2013

10 years ago, Deloitte Consulting released a software program that calculated a 'BS' index for Word documents. It didn't work

Management-speak I could do without in 2013January 1, 2013 CALGARY, AB, Jan. 1, 2013/ Troy Media/ - It's a new year. I don't know why that feels so special: after all, it's just another day on the calendar. Yet, it brings with it a renewed sense of optimism. More than anything else, I am looking forward to understanding what people are…

Homeopathic nonsense

February 22, 2010 By Dr. Stephen Murgatroyd                     Columnist Troy Media HALIFAX, NS, Feb. 22, 2010/ Troy Media/ -- Medicine is fraught with difficulties. The case, currently before the Alberta courts, of the child on life support whose parents want to sustain but the doctors directly involved see no hope, is one example of the ethical…

Butchart Gardens in Victoria BC is a work of art

February 18, 2010 VICTORIA, BC, Feb. 18, 2010/ Bon Voyage / -- You don't have to be a gardener to want to visit Butchart Gardens in Victoria BC. This garden is truly a work of art and not to be missed. It is not really one garden, however. It is a group of gardens all…

Victoria: a little bit of Britain in Canada

February 18, 2009 VICTORIA, BC, Feb. 18, 2010/ Bon Voyage / -- Victoria, the capital city of the province of British Columbia, is mostly known for its picturesque inner harbor, with the Empress Hotel at its head. The hotel is called Empress after Queen Victoria, for whom the city is named. The cozy Inner Harbor…

Afternoon Tea at Victoria, BC’s Empress Hotel

February 14, 2009 VICTORIA, BC, Feb. 14, 2010/ Bon Voyage / -- Afternoon tea at the Empress Hotel should be part of every tourists visit to Victoria. While you equate the tradition, remember that Canada was once part of the Empire. The magnificent old Empress Hotel opened in 1908. It was at the end of the line…

Vancouver Island is a great vacation destination

February 14, 2009 VICTORIA, BC, Feb. 14, 2010/ Bon Voyage / -- Vancouver Island is, interestingly enough, not where you find the city of Vancouver. That city is on the mainland. The city most people head for on Vancouver Island is Victoria. Did you know that Victoria is the capital of British Columbia? Victoria is…

Things to do in Vancouver

February 7, 2009 VANCOUVER, BC, Feb, 11, 2010/ Bon Voyage / -- Vancouver offers plenty of sights to keep you amused for days or even weeks! Ever thought of taking a cruise? Well, start your education by taking a Vancouver Harbor cruise. A one-hour scenic tour takes you on a journey through the Burrard Inlet…
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