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Dr. David Robinson

Who shall we follow?

Who shall we follow?

You can send your kid to camps that specialize in kayaking and leadership; martial arts and leadership; crafts, sailing and leadership; or leadership and horseback riding. Business schools offer programs in leadership.
My excellent plan for the Ring of Fire

My excellent plan for the Ring of Fire

Ontario’s northwest is one of the last great frontiers. It is a country-sized chunk of land still outside of the transportation network that links productive communities to the global economy.
Zombie slave of the tax brainworm

Zombie slave of the tax brainworm

He was infected with the brainworm when he unleashed it on the country. The brainworm infected millions more then. It helped him win the election, but at a terrible cost. Infected Canadians would never again be able to talk rationally about taxes.
Disappearing Northerners and the emerging North

Disappearing Northerners and the emerging North

Here is an update on the Northern Growth Plan. The population of Northern Ontario in 1991 was 822,000. Twenty years later almost 30,000 Northerners had disappeared. The population had fallen to 775,000.
Northern Ontario is a fossil with a future

Northern Ontario is a fossil with a future

Once upon a time Britain had a colony. And this unusual colony had a colony of its own. Then the colony-with-a-colony joined with other colonies and got some more colonies.
Turning a problem upside down

Turning a problem upside down

Message for Liz Sandals, the new minister of education: we can solve the great labour market problems. You’re facing panic in the land.
Of course I am listening, darling

Of course I am listening, darling

Kathleen Wynne made her first serious mistake in dealing with Northern Ontario even before she became premier. Asked wheth­er she supported regional government for the North, she said no. She said she didn’t want to support Northern separation.
The buggy whip industry

The buggy whip industry

Henry Ford once said, “If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.” It is interesting to think about how Henry would have run Northern Ontario’s forest tenure reform.
A map of the future

A map of the future

As minister of northern development and mines, Rick Bartolucci has published the most important development map of Northern Ontario. It isn’t a map of what he is doing, or even what he plans to do-this map shows what others have stopped doing.
To see ourselves as others see us

To see ourselves as others see us

Did you ever wonder what a Northerner is, deep down in the southern mind? Image matters in politics. Why else would Mr. Harper spend millions to destroy the image of Liberal leaders? If you can’t control your image, you can’t control your future.