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Getting Our Priorities Straight

Getting Our Priorities Straight

Will our new leaders seize the day? Words by Don McVie Citizens caught an important break with the outcome of the recent municipal elections. Not only does Mississauga elect a smart, young and…

It’s “Only” City Government—Who Cares?

It’s “Only” City Government—Who Cares?

With upcoming municipal elections across Ontario, we face a big challenge in that much of our thinking public is disengaged, ill-informed and ambivalent despite the vital importance of electing outstanding…

Starting at Yes!

Starting at Yes!

Collaborative efforts and aspiration pay off in Vancouver. Words by Don McVie A few weeks ago I found myself driving across Vancouver at rush hour on my way to the…

Opinion: PC Leaders Don’t Learn

Opinion: PC Leaders Don’t Learn

Until PCs learn Wynne is safe… And that could be a long time Words by Mike Douglas The front page of Wednesday’s Globe and Mail featured an article describing the…

Opportunity at Risk!

Opportunity at Risk!

Are we jeopardizing prosperity in a sea of red tape? Words by Don McVie Back in the 1970s, ’80s and early ’90s, the developer was king in this city. Men…

Getting on with Smart

Getting on with Smart

It’s time we get on with the job of proving our critics wrong. Words by Don McVie “Objectives are not fate; they are direction. They are not commands; they are…

Raise Your Spirit

Raise Your Spirit

“No problem can be solved by the same consciousness that created it. We need to see the world anew.” —Albert Einstein Words by Don McVie 2014 is an election year in Mississauga. Not only will…

Unleashing the Creative City

Unleashing the Creative City

Words by Don McVie  In our feature piece on creative spaces and places, Chris Carriere, Michael Spaziani and Artscape’s Tim Jones reflect on the shortage of artist spaces in Mississauga.…

The Wake-Up Call

The Wake-Up Call

The time for inertia is over. Words by Don McVie It’s a sad reflection on human nature that even decent, well-intentioned people like us require a great big jolt of…

Being Cool with Change

Being Cool with Change

Let’s reach an age of reason. Words by Don McVie I’ve often wondered why it is that old men frequently come off as angry and bitter when they put in…

The Brave New World of Reinvention

The Brave New World of Reinvention

Are we really ready to harness the power of “re”? Words by Don McVie Is there any prefix in the English language that conjures up more great possibilities than “re-”?…

Riding the Rock ’n’ Rollercoaster

Riding the Rock ’n’ Rollercoaster

Confessions of a serial entrepreneur. Words by Don McVie “Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you…