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Mar
2

TAKE WOODEN NICKELS OVER BITCOINS

When I was a youngster, people I considered to be old fogeys (they were younger than I am, now) used to say “Don’t take any wooden nickels”. The modern equivalent of that caution might be “Don’t take any bitcoins”. Read More

Feb
25

FAB FOUR WERE NO OVERNIGHT SUCCESS

February 9th will come and go and with it will pass 50 years since four lads from Liverpool stormed North America’s shores. Though the impact of their visit with Ed Sullivan must have seemed like it came out of nowhere, the work that went into creating the Beatles was years in the making. Read More

Jan
5

GOLLY GEE, ORR RHYMES WITH BORE

During and after his hockey career, Bobby Orr’s play and his personal misfortunes provoked cries of joy and of anguish. It’s too bad that his long-awaited book is more likely to induce snores. Read More

Jul
15

Y’ALL COME BACK NOW, HEAR?

The weird world of employment law sometimes compels employees to go back to work for the very employer which fired them. Recently, just such a case played out in the Ontario Superior Court.

Chevalier had been employed by about 32 years when he was laid off from his employment by Active Tire & Auto Centre Inc. He responded by suing for damages constructive dismissal. Read More

Jul
9

NOBODY LIKES A SQUEALER

The life of a whistleblower appears to be a lonely one. I imagine that nobody knows that better, right now, than Edward Snowden.

Snowden, as you surely know, is a former contractor with the American National Security Agency (NSA) and a former employee of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Read More

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