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Charles Cirtwill

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.
OPINION: The new Ontario government is different, better get used to it

OPINION: The new Ontario government is different, better get used to it

They are not kidding. Pennies matter to this government.
OPINION: The Northern to-do list of the next government

OPINION: The Northern to-do list of the next government

The new government should open its eyes right at the start of their journey.
OPINION: Testbed – Northern Ontario

OPINION: Testbed – Northern Ontario

Lessons learned here, and solutions proven here, will help us now and help every Ontarian in the long run.
OPINION: Government is always unfair to someone – it has to be

OPINION: Government is always unfair to someone – it has to be

Without the initial unfairness of taking your money, government programs and services do not exist.
OPINION: Promises, promises

OPINION: Promises, promises

Know what you want, what you can afford, and don’t get distracted by the oversized pink gorilla on the roof.
A University for Timmins?

A University for Timmins?

While there may not be a strong case for a new post-secondary institution in Ontario’s northeast, other options are worthy of consideration.
Is it time to re-incentivize Northern relocation?

Is it time to re-incentivize Northern relocation?

With “nudge” economics, the idea is simple: people can be “nudged” to make better choices or to make less bad choices.
Five big ideas for Northern Ontario

Five big ideas for Northern Ontario

The biggest barrier isn’t cost, though; it’s attitude.