What if Canada Threw a Wireless Party and No One Came?

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Last week I wrote a piece on why I thought the Federal Government’s strategy to attract more competition in the wireless industry was all wrong. For the record, it’s NOT that I think we don’t want or need, or that I wouldn’t relish more legitimate competition. Far from it – I join the legions who salivate at the thought that maybe, just maybe, one day I will have more freedom, better service and lower costs …

Jenny McCarthy and The View: If It Quacks Like a Duck….

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Since it was announced a few weeks ago that Jenny McCarthy was going to be the new co-host on the ABC “newsmagazine” show The View, there has been a vigorous outpouring of outrage (and some support). In fact, there has been so much written in newspapers, columns, op-eds and blogs that I wondered why I should bother adding to this barrage, especially since I don’t really have any new facts to bring to light. But …

Canadian Wireless Wars: Boon or Boondoggle?

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Lord knows I am decidedly NOT a big fan of the Canadian “big 3” wireless companies (Rogers, Bell and Telus). I am a Rogers customer and have been for years, but really my loyalty is more about inertia to change all of my services (cable, internet, wireless and home phone) to another carrier rather than any dedication to the company per se. Based on their service, I don’t think they have any loyalty to me …

Is There Life After Plagiarism?

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In January of this year we learned that Dr. Chris Spence, the popular and charismatic Director of Education of the Toronto District School Board (TDSB), the largest public school board in the country, had been accused of something that no academic and no high-level educator ever wants associated with their name: plagiarism. In what could only be described as a shocking story in the Canadian, and especially the Toronto media, the plagiarism seems to have …