Keep the income tax cuts, ditch the GST cut

I read in the Star yesterday that the income tax cuts enacted by the Liberals before their fall from power and effective January 1, 2006 may be kept by the Conservative government, which has all along threatened to reinstate them to make room for their GST cut. I have always been in favor of incomeContinue reading “Keep the income tax cuts, ditch the GST cut”

Electric atmosphere at Jays opener

I was at the Toronto Blue Jays baseball game last night at the Rogers Centre and man was it crazy. Over 50,000 people there to watch the Jays? What is this, 1993? I had a good seat down the third base line, giving me a great view of Bengie Molina’s home run in the 4thContinue reading “Electric atmosphere at Jays opener”

Alcatel buying Lucent for $13.5 billion

The French telecom company Alcatel is buying Lucent in what is reported to be a $13.5 billion acquisition made to improve R&D capabilities in both organizations. Lucent’s CEO, Patricia Russo, doesn’t speak French but will become the new CEO of the Paris-based giant. I wonder how well that’s going to work out. It will beContinue reading “Alcatel buying Lucent for $13.5 billion”

Building and rebuilding in the GTA

The Toronto Star has two stories on their front page today about development in Toronto and the surrounding area worth noting. The West Don Lands development is a community being built over derelict industrial buildings east of downtown. And Vaughan’s proposed corporate centre and downtown is an idea that is seeing the light of dayContinue reading “Building and rebuilding in the GTA”