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Charles Cirtwill

It’s time to put your mouth where your money is

It’s time to put your mouth where your money is

The Northern Ontario Multimodal Transportation Strategy will impact what roads get built, which ones get twinned, and whether investment is in active or traditional transportation
You can get a job AND an education

You can get a job AND an education

Colleges and universities achieve these high rates of post-graduate employment for exactly the same reason: they prepare their students to work in the areas they have chosen to study.
Are we thinking about Northern Ontario all wrong?

Are we thinking about Northern Ontario all wrong?

As we enter an election year and all three parties start to put together their ‘growth plans’ for the future, this is an ideal time for our leaders to rethink their perceptions of Northern Ontario.
Of old buildings and new beginnings

Of old buildings and new beginnings

The key to a successful community hub is flexibility. Flexibility in design, mandate and delivery.
How many school boards does one province need?

How many school boards does one province need?

How many school boards does one province need? How about none?
Not-so-remote North

Not-so-remote North

If you were someone considering investing or moving here, you would likely have run screaming from the room, left with the indelible impression that Northern Ontario is basically on the far side of the moon.
Red Tape Redux? Or Reduction?

Red Tape Redux? Or Reduction?

It has not come down graven on stone that all previous legislation is sacrosanct or that every public program, service or organization must continue to exist for all eternity.
Two million Northerners?

Two million Northerners?

We will likely need more people as demand for health and long-term care expands with the aging of the people who are already here.
Northerners need lower online taxes

Northerners need lower online taxes

More efficient and effective government, lower costs for consumers, higher value for business and less backlog at the border. Sign me up.
Northern Ontario: truly hidden treasures

Northern Ontario: truly hidden treasures

Eight, double zero, five, six, five, seven, four, two, one. That’s eight, double zero, five, six, five, seven, four, two, one. Since the 1970s, that ditty has been bouncing around in my head.