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Charles Cirtwill

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.
Education, or bust, for the District of Timiskaming

Education, or bust, for the District of Timiskaming

The first in a series of papers Northern Policy Institute has commissioned in partnership with all six Northern workforce planning boards outlines some serious challenges in the Timiskaming District.
Show me the money, in Northern Ontario

Show me the money, in Northern Ontario

You can’t make a living in the North, right? That is what we Northerners are often told. The real money is down south or out west. Well, not so fast.
The North a great place for Basic Income Pilot

The North a great place for Basic Income Pilot

There was a bit of a surprise present for policy wonks in the recent provincial budget. The province committed to launching a basic income pilot project in Ontario. The core idea is fairly simple.