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Strategy to Implementation: Getting From Here to There

One of the most challenging aspects of strategic planning (public or private) is implementing the plan – realizing the vision, goals and objectives set-out in the plan. There are numerous private sector studies that show a feeble relationship between strategy … Continue reading

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What is a Professional Peer Review?

This is part one in a series.  What exactly is a professional peer review? A professional peer review focuses on the performance of professionals, with a view to improving quality, upholding standards, or providing certification. A professional peer review should … Continue reading

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Former Speaker Newt Gingrich’s takes on Saul Alinsky

Last weekend’s results of the South Carolina Republican primary are now in and I almost fell off my chair when I heard Former Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich, include in his 22 minute victory speech a reference to Saul … Continue reading

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Port Hope and Port Granby Projects Press Release – January 13, 2012

The Port Hope Area Initiative Management Office (PHAI MO) today received confirmation of funding from the Government of Canada, which will allow the Port Hope and Port Granby Projects to move forward into Phase 2. The Honourable Joe Oliver, Minister … Continue reading

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“The Machine that Would Predict the Future?”

Isaac Asimov’s ‘Hari Seldon’ is a role model for the social scientists and urban planners whose profession it is to predict the future from 50 to 500 years and longer.  We are able to predict with a high degree of … Continue reading

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A Tribute to Jack

I never voted for him, and I didn’t agree with all of his ideas, yet I truly respected him. I heard the news while I was at a Newmarket mall. The message flashed before me; Jack  Layton’s picture overhead. Some … Continue reading

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