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Charles Cirtwill

OPINION: OK, employers: time to step up (again)

OPINION: OK, employers: time to step up (again)

We cannot leave it to our large employers alone to attract and absorb newcomers.
OPINION: Ten days on the road (in Northern Ontario)

OPINION: Ten days on the road (in Northern Ontario)

Anyone thinking of making policy affecting Ontario’s Northern regions would be well served to get in a car and drive around the place for a few days.
OPINION: We need to focus on comparative, not competitive, advantage

OPINION: We need to focus on comparative, not competitive, advantage

Investments that build on comparative advantage are about building companies where they should be.
OPINION: A tale of two refugees

OPINION: A tale of two refugees

Canada is facing two refugee crises, not one.
OPINION: Immigration: it is not us versus them versus them

OPINION: Immigration: it is not us versus them versus them

We also need to help everyone who needs our help to overcome the barriers they face and achieve their personal goals and aspirations.
OPINION: Do we need a Common Voice Northeast?

OPINION: Do we need a Common Voice Northeast?

Does Northern Ontario (or maybe just northeastern Ontario) need to speak with a single voice?
OPINION: Northern Ontario: a digital dead end?

OPINION: Northern Ontario: a digital dead end?

A government serious about a sustainable future for Ontario’s Northern regions would be looking to make the North a digital powerhouse.
OPINION: A carbon tax in Ontario is coming

OPINION: A carbon tax in Ontario is coming

A carbon tax that jacks up government revenues and increases spending on ministerial pet projects will be a failure, let’s be clear on that.
OPINION: Ontario should get Canadian taxpayers to help reduce poverty

OPINION: Ontario should get Canadian taxpayers to help reduce poverty

If the province of Ontario is serious about finding a cost-effective way to alleviate poverty and create consistency in the social safety net, 100 per cent tax filing has to be part of it.
OPINION: Taxes, taxes, taxes. Yes, I said taxes.

OPINION: Taxes, taxes, taxes. Yes, I said taxes.

Let’s see if we can find ways to experiment with taxes in Ontario’s Northern regions.