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TALK IS CHEAP

Conclusion: The Real Issues Facing the Mayor One of the largest challenges is bringing about substantive changes required is understanding the complex interrelationships between all levels of government, business and society. Bringing about change in one sector without at least … Continue reading

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The Need for A Plan: The Real Issues Facing our Next Mayor (Part 3)

It is disheartening listening to the current Mayoral campaigns. It feels like each of the candidates is trying to reach the voters by offering BAND-AID solutions for the comprehensive challenges facing Winnipeg. The 2011 City of Winnipeg document called A … Continue reading

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Sustaintainable Growth: The Real Issues Facing our Next Mayor (Part 2)

  One of the essential components of having an effective government, at any level, is the ability to create both short and long-term plans that fit into a comprehensive vision for municipalities, the province and the country. The difficulty with … Continue reading

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The Real Issues Facing our Next Mayor (Part 1)

One of the complicated issues relating to running for Mayor in the City of Winnipeg is the expectations of the voters wanting each candidate to explain: 1) What are you going to do? 2) Why should I vote for you? This … Continue reading

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Leadership: Vision, Action and Integrity

  Leadership whether it be of our country, province, city, business, education or our local communities and families all have something in common. It isn’t easy and in order to be effective it requires some of the same characteristics. Have you had … Continue reading

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City Hall: A Mistake Waiting to Happen

I woke-up to the sound of sirens and I looked outside to see if our City Hall was on fire. I made the mistake of reading the Ernst & Young Real Estate Management Review: Finding and Recommendations prior to going … Continue reading

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#BringBackOurGirls: Have we found our Voice

When will the world finally stand-up and say ‘Enough’? This is not the kind of world we want. The issue of ‘Human Trafficking’, ‘Modern Slavery’ and ‘Poverty’ are all issues that demand our attention, need action and are interrelated. According to Dr. Melissa … Continue reading

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Protecting our Children – Are We Doing Enough?

There is a common expression ‘We Do Not Inherit the Earth from Our Ancestors; We Borrow It from Our Children’ and as we reflect on how we are doing as a society as citizens we must ask ourselves if we … Continue reading

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Let Them in Cake…

Although the claims of Marie-Antoinette saying ‘Let them eat cake’ can be historically described as literary fiction, the symbolic reality of her misquoted statement was accurate. Prior to the French Revolution the King of France Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette were … Continue reading

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Humanity Lost: Twenty Years Later

A few years ago I was asked in a job interview: If you could talk to anyone living or dead, who would it be and why? A great question, but certainly not an easy one. Would it be one of … Continue reading

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