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Dr. David Robinson

Old Ontario needs New Age thinking

Old Ontario needs New Age thinking

The Northern population has changed in important ways over the last 40 years.
The impact of Baumol’s disease on the North

The impact of Baumol’s disease on the North

At this very moment you are suffering from Baumol’s disease. And if you understand Baumol’s disease you can predict the future.
A certifiable international expert

A certifiable international expert

I found that in many ways Northern Ontario is more like underdeveloped Peru than it is like overdeveloped southern Ontario.
Who should be King of Northern Ontario?

Who should be King of Northern Ontario?

If we don’t have a legitimate monarch, maybe we should pick one when Elizabeth goes.
Will a carbon price destroy the North?

Will a carbon price destroy the North?

One essential piece is missing from both the federal and provincial plans so far. Border Tax Adjustments are needed to keep Ontario business competitive.
Is Northern Ontario doomed?

Is Northern Ontario doomed?

Northern Ontario will be here long after Trump is gone, NATO collapses and China becomes the leading power in the world, but what will Northern Ontario be like in 50 years?
First Nations communities jumping into the 20th century

First Nations communities jumping into the 20th century

Local generation is real economic development. It creates permanent jobs and builds community capacity.
You can’t get there from here

You can’t get there from here

It is no good knowing where to turn if you aren’t in the driver’s seat.
The decline of the West

The decline of the West

Common Voice Northwest is worrying about the decline of the West. Not the decline of western civilization predicted by historian Oswald Spengler in 1918. Not even the decline of the U.S.A. heralded by Donald Trump.
The 20 people who can

The 20 people who can

The 20 people who matter most don’t know it yet. They have the power, but don’t see the problem. Let’s set the scene.