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Charles Cirtwill

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.
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?