My thoughts on #WindsorGone Part 1

Over the holidays the Windsor Star did a great series on young people leaving Windsor-Essex. They followed up this series with a public forum that brought together the local Chamber of Commerce, the University and College, WE-Tech Alliance and YKNOT. Unfortunately I wasn't able to attend the forum but I did watch the video stream during … Continue reading My thoughts on #WindsorGone Part 1

My Southwestern Ontario

Over the weekend Dr. Mike Moffatt posted his definition of Southwestern Ontario (SWO) as well as his sub-division of our region. First, I find his subdivision of SWO intriguing and an apt description of the different parts of SWO. My issue is that the use of Economic Regions (ER) lumps communities into SWO that really aren't in our region. … Continue reading My Southwestern Ontario

Examining Development Charges in Windsor ON

Author Note: For some reason I can't get the tables to fit onto the blog page despite several efforts at re-sizing them. I even changed the blog appearance to see if that was the culprit. I decided I like this appearance so I am going to leave it for a bit I hope you enjoy … Continue reading Examining Development Charges in Windsor ON

Corporate Welfare and Windsor

The 2014 Federal Budget allocated up to $500 million for automotive innovation. Although the federal government states that this budget item is a show of broad support for the automotive sector in Canada, its following the not so subtle hints by Fiat-Chrysler's CEO Sergio Marchionne that continued operation of Canadian assembly plants hinged on government … Continue reading Corporate Welfare and Windsor