Ontario Highways

Around 20 years ago the Ontario Government “down­loaded” provin­cial high­ways to munic­i­pal­i­ties.  This has cre­at­ed no end of con­fu­sion for travelers/tourists not famil­iar with an area, and even for locals them­selves who don’t do a lot of dri­ving in their own region and aren’t famil­iar with the myr­i­ad names and num­bers used for roads/highways.  This is some­thing that needs to be changed, at the provin­cial lev­el, if for no oth­er rea­son than tourism: Which is a very good…

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Why Should GM Oshawa Be Saved

Today while dri­ving around I saw a sign pro­claim­ing “Save GM Oshawa” and, in true mod­ern style, adver­tis­ing the #OshawaMadeGM hash­tag. The signs are cour­tesy and, pre­sum­ably, the house where I saw this par­tic­u­lar sign is the home of a GM work­er. I don’t live in Oshawa, but many peo­ple in my city and this region of Ontario are employed by GM and GM sup­pli­ers (although many few­er than in decades past). I’m going to assume that the inten­tion of…

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Is “Diversity” Really Our Strength?

Recently I was cor­re­spond­ing with a good friend about the whole “Diversity Is Our Strength” … what do you call it … sim­ply a “say­ing?”  Does it con­sti­tute a , of sorts? As per the dic­tio­nary def­i­n­i­tion the say­ing, which is an “ele­ment of a cul­ture,” cer­tain­ly does seem to be passed from one indi­vid­ual to anoth­er … espe­cial­ly by imi­ta­tion or — or at least sim­ple rep­e­ti­tion, if you pre­fer.  From the Prime Minister of Canada, the erst­while President…

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A few amusing questions …

 … from a sur­vey that I under­took at a doctor’s office.  Much of the sur­vey just bog­gles the mind … not to men­tion the fact that one would think the researchers, includ­ing my own doc­tor, would already know the answers to sev­er­al of the ques­tions, at least as they apply to them­selves and their own patients. First I’d like to men­tion what I’m sure has a research pur­pose (although I ques­tion the valid­i­ty of it) which is, actu­al­ly, some­thing that…

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