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Monday, October 03, 2022 @ 1:39 PM

Ontario needs to plan for clean electricity system| Richard Carlson

The province of Ontario is currently planning the largest procurement of new electricity generation in well over a decade, a procurement that will likely lead to even higher emissions and a more expensive and inefficient electricity system. ... [read more]

Monday, October 03, 2022 @ 1:38 PM

How about a plea of innocence? | John L. Hill

Do you remember when you were told about Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy or the Easter Bunny? We all live with secrets and then discover answers later on in life. Sometimes these answers shock us. Sometimes they allow us to carry on better. Maybe it is better if we dispel the myths we have accepted as certain and learn to live in a society where truth prevails. ... [read more]

Friday, September 30, 2022 @ 2:41 PM

The two-ply Charmin gambit | Marcel Strigberger

This is as good a time as any to talk about cheating. The chess world has been rocked these days by the world champion, Magnus Carlsen, accusing fellow grandmaster, 19-year-old Hans Niemann, of cheating after Niemann recently beat him in a game. Interestingly Carlsen has not at all magnified his allegations. He has not provided any details of this alleged chicanery. He only says that during the game, Niemann displayed no tension or the amount of concentration one would expect when playing against the world champ. ... [read more]

Friday, September 30, 2022 @ 11:08 AM

Alarming erosion of Ontario school system by Ministry of Education, part two | Marvin Zuker

Every person has the ability to make a meaningful difference, if they want to…but each of us have even greater opportunities, ability and capacity to do what many cannot. You have the power to provide resources, create programs and change laws and policies that could result in meaningful and lasting change, so that this generation and future generations won’t go through what so many women, men, and children are going through on a daily basis today. ... [read more]

Friday, September 30, 2022 @ 9:13 AM

Ontario takes positive step in employing people with criminal records | John L. Hill

We see them everywhere — signs in shop windows saying, “Help Wanted.” What we are not accustomed to seeing is advocates for prisoner rights in Ontario complimenting the provincial government for initiatives to assist people released from imprisonment. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 28, 2022 @ 10:33 AM

Alarming erosion of Ontario school system by Ministry of Education | Marvin Zuker

Step by step, larger and larger, the Ontario Ministry of Education can provide a convincing argument that it has been on a continuing mission, the indiscriminate promotion of school choice at the expense of public education in this province. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 28, 2022 @ 9:38 AM

You can’t fix crazy | Murray Gottheil

Lawyers make wonderful (psychiatric) patients: they have excellent health insurance and they never get better. — Niles Crane on Frasier. ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 27, 2022 @ 1:58 PM

Playing by chatbot rules | Gary Goodwin

I think I failed the Turing test! ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 27, 2022 @ 9:47 AM

Food, generosity in prison | David Dorson

“Don’t offer to share things with other prisoners. It will make them suspicious.” That advice, given to me by a staff person in a minimum-security prison, was highly revealing about prison life. In most settings where people live together and know each other, generosity is a way of building social solidarity. It can be that in prison as well, but sometimes your effort to be generous will be understood very differently — as a way to gain an advantage or create an obligation. Prison is an environment where trust is low and fear is high, and that distorts the way people think. ... [read more]

Monday, September 26, 2022 @ 9:19 AM

Innovation sandbox: Threat or opportunity to lawyers? | Jo-Anne Stark

Dear Jo: ... [read more]