The three most likely reasons your business is struggling

The three most likely reasons your business is strugglingFix these three things and your business will thrive again Jesse sat in my office shaking his head. His business was grossing millions of dollars in sales, yet his bottom line was miserable. Not only was he discouraged about his results, he felt he had lost control of his employees, and it was difficult for…

Is it time to celebrate the return of the Northlander train?

Is it time to celebrate the return of the Northlander train?Ford government announces intention to purchase three new state-of-the-art train sets The government of Ontario may have finally taken its first real tangible step forward to make passenger rail service in the northeast a reality. The Associate Minister of Transportation, Stan Cho, and his ministerial colleagues – Victor Fedeli (MPP for Nipissing), George Pirie (Timmins)…

Ford needs to end the debt and inflation cycle

Ford needs to end the debt and inflation cycleIf there ever was a time for politicians to stop digging, it’s now It turns out endless spending does come with a hangover: soaring interest rates. Ontario’s finances have been awash in red ink since Jays star Vladimir Guerrero Junior was in diapers. Former premier Dalton McGuinty took over Queen’s Park and started Ontario’s debt…

Trudeau’s ‘Just Transition’ to ‘disrupt’ over 2.7 million jobs

Trudeau’s ‘Just Transition’ to ‘disrupt’ over 2.7 million jobsThe building trades, transportation, agriculture, energy, and manufacturing will all be affected A newly public federal document reveals that more than 2.7 million jobs across Canada can expect a “significant disruption” as a result of Ottawa’s Just Transition plan to reduce emissions.  Ironically, it comes at the same time as new analysis showing that world…

In the new year, Ontario Premier Ford should resolve to …

In the new year, Ontario Premier Ford should resolve to …Cut the HST, keep the budget balanced and end corporate welfare As Ontario Premier Doug Ford prepares to make his signature cherry cheesecake for the holidays, it’s time for him to make some public policy resolutions for the new year. To ring in 2023, Ford should commit to cutting the sales tax, keeping the budget…

Trudeau giving Quebec a special deal on carbon taxes

Trudeau giving Quebec a special deal on carbon taxesProves that Ottawa’s carbon tax is all about politics, not the environment All provinces are equal. But one province is a little more equal in the eyes of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Next year, taxpayers in every province will have to pay his government’s mandatory minimum carbon tax rate. Every province but one: Quebec. Quebec…

Frame your coming year by putting a label on it

Frame your coming year by putting a label on itWriting down your goals is the first step to success Ange sat across from me, her face stressed with the worries of the day and her business. “If you could name last year, what would you name it?” I asked. Without hesitation, Ange blurted out: “The year of the s--t show.” She told me about…

Ottawa tone deaf to issues facing farmers

Ottawa tone deaf to issues facing farmersThis is what happens when a government is driven by urban politics Ottawa recently announced that tariff revenues received from Canadian farmers who bought Russian/Belarusian fertilizers this year are being sent to Ukraine to rebuild infrastructure. Canada was the only G7 country to put tariffs on Russian and/or Belarusian fertilizer after Russia invaded Ukraine back…

One simple way to increase sales you might be missing

One simple way to increase sales you might be missingReaching out to past customers is effective and gets results Jason had been struggling for months trying to drum up new business for his company. The marketing firm he hired to drive leads was expensive, and he wasn’t getting near enough increase in sales to offset costs that had been growing significantly. Despite being in…

Ford needs to end the Metrolinx fiasco

Ford needs to end the Metrolinx fiascoThere's no way Ford should trust Metrolinx with another dollar of taxpayers’ cash Imagine you’ve hired contractors to do a home renovation project. You’ve finally saved enough money to add that second bathroom you’ve always wanted. What would you do if, halfway through the job, the contractors came to you and said that costs had…
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