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Madeline Schizas and Natalie Walker have been identified as part of Skate Canada’s ‘Next Gen’

Two Oakville Girls Named to List of Top 10 Novice Figure Skaters in Canada

Novice figure skaters Madeline Schizas and Natalie Walker have been named to a list of the top 10 Skaters in their category in Canada and are headed to a training camp whose intention is to ...

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Regulation and the Sharing Economy: An Economist’s Perspective

Like it or not, the sharing economy is everywhere. I’ll go as far as saying it will be one of the big economic stories of 2016, although its influence will extend far longer than that. ...

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Three Oakville Girls Qualify to Represent Ontario at National Figure Skating Competition

Three skaters who reside in Oakville have qualified to represent Central Ontario at the upcoming 2015 Skate Canada Challenge. After competing at the recent Central Ontario Sectionals Competition, Natalie Walker, Madeline Schizas and Abigail Leinweber ...

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An Economist’s Perspective on the Federal & Provincial Budget for 2015

Yes, they could have been better, or at least I think so. Then again it is almost impossible for an economist to look at a government fiscal plan and think that (in the words of ...

Pioneer Gas Lighted Sign - 99 cents/litre, Bronte Road, QEW, December 12, 2014, Oakville

Are Falling Gas Prices a Gift or a Curse?

Okay, I’ll admit it: last time I filled up my car, I was happy to pay less rather than more. For a minute it was like I’d done something clever and found a way to ...

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Please No: Why Oakville Should Not Even be Mulling a Land Transfer Tax

Seriously, a municipal land transfer tax (MLTT) for Oakville? Great idea if you want to make it more expensive for new buyers to get into the market, cut into baby boomers’ nest eggs and generally ...

Hazel McCallion

Thank You Hazel – Women Owe You One

“Women have to work harder”. I knew that already, but I have not said it aloud lately, lest people think I am whining or trying to get an unfair advantage over my male opponents. Hazel ...

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An Alternative and Accurate View of Oakville’s Fiscal Status

The average tax burden on Oakville households has risen by over 20 percent over the past four years, a figure far in excess of the rate of inflation.

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A Time and Place for Donuts

No matter what our politics, here is something Canadians seem able to agree on: we love donuts. And that makes perfect sense, especially if we are talking about adding a double-double on the side. What ...

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Telecommuting: Yes or No

Given the choice, would you want to telecommute? And if you are a manager, is telecommuting a good idea?