Tag Archives: Sam Katz

One Month to Go: Ranking the Candidates

The vote for a new Mayor for Winnipeg is in one month. Like many people in Winnipeg I have not made a final decision on who to vote for. None of the candidates have convinced me that they can lead … Continue reading

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A City for People

Watching the City Council meeting as they examined the results of the Ernst and Young Audit was interesting to say the least. Before you say ‘Get a Life’, here is why. If there was any more evidence required for the … 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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A Fair and Just Society

A strong sustainable country is founded on some basic characteristics. Countries like companies must have a vision and decisions must be in line with those visions. In Canada the vision we have for our country is enshrined in the Canadian Charter of … Continue reading

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Where in the World is Tommy Douglas?

There is a mendacity (untruthfulness) in politics today that demands a return for politicians like one of Canada’s heroes. Tommy Douglas understood the United Nations Gross National Happiness Index (GNH). He understood the wealth of a nation, of a society, … Continue reading

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Gold Medal Mayor

It doesn’t matter if you are trying to win a Gold Medal at the Olympics, build a successful business, or be the Mayor of a city, what is required in order to be successful is the same. If you listen … Continue reading

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City Hall takes Responsibility?: Not Me

Contractors openly joke they can take on a city project at cost and still make a hefty profit with “change orders” and other upgrades made by the city after contracts have been awarded. Why can’t the specifications be examined and … Continue reading

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